After a northern hemisphere season of almost 10,000 tons of green kiwifruit and more than 300 tons of OSCAR yellow kiwifruit, Primland is on its way to achieving its new goal. The counter-season supply that has been in place for more than 22 years via its subsidiary in Chile is now supplemented with the production of OSCAR Gold kiwifruit via a solid partnership with producers in South Africa.
After the Hayward kiwi of Chilean origin (nearly 3,500 tons in 2021), the company will offer more than 30,000 trays of Oscar Gold kiwis from May.
The South African kiwifruit supply has been established with growers from the Mpumalanga region whose production area is very well suited to the cultivation of yellow kiwifruit and has the advantage of having a microclimate that allows the fruit to ripen almost a month earlier compared to the national average.
An ongoing exchange between Primland’s technical and commercial teams on production methods allows these producers to benefit from the advice necessary to guarantee a product that meets consumers’ requirements.
Strict compliance with the OSCAR Gold specifications ensures excellent quality.
As always, the producers from the Mpumalanga orchards met with Primland’s technical teams, who helped them to comply with the “Oscar Gold” specifications, with both sides sharing their mutual experiences.
These kiwifruit growers have the satisfaction not only of offering high quality fruit but also of finding sustainable outlets.
They benefit from Primland’s broad experience and a customer base acquired over 40 years in 35 countries.