"Despite the unusual year, 2019 ended well confirming our importance on the European market for the commercialization of table grapes. We expect this year to be successful too," explains Marilena Daugenti Tarulli from Gruppo Tarulli, a producer organization from Noicattaro (Bari) with over 350 hectares of organic grapes producing around 7,000 tons every year.
"For 2020, we are experimenting important innovations concerning the production of our organic grapes to guarantee healthier produce with a cleaner production strategy. This also includes a project for grape bunches bagged directly on trees called "Uvasis" and monitored by the University of Bari. The aim is to promote the fruit on a commercial level while guaranteeing environmental quality, traceability and food safety."
"This year, we will become the first to organically grow the famous Cotton Candy grapes by breeder IFG, as well as cultivars Giant Pearl (red seedless), Autumn Pearl (cherry red), Prime (white seedless) and Early Pearl (black seedless) by Grape Evolution. A few days ago, we signed an agreement with new breeder SNFL to work on new varieties that will become available in 2021."
The company exports grapes all over Europe and boasts various organic certifications such as Bio Suisse and Demeter as well as the GlobalGAP and Grasp certifications guaranteeing correct agricultural production, personnel ethics and the compliance with a series of regulations.
"Gruppo Tarulli OP set up a complete traceability system to retrace the entire production cycle of a product: single plot (with sheet and particle), packaging date, article code and client. The data can also be checked on the new website, which also displays multi-residue analyses."
Go Tarulli OP will attend BioFach in Hall 6 Stand 6-219 (Demeter Area).