Donnalia conquers the European market

The first Sicilian apricots are arriving on European markets while the cantaloupe season is underway

"We are always a bit emotional in the days that precede a first harvest of seasonal fruit. We live through these moments with impatience, especially when the quality of the apricots on the trees is amazing," said Angelo Di Pasquale, who founded the renowned brand Donnalia with his brother Vincenzo.

"We are about to start our early apricot harvest and the season looks promising, given the lack of crops in almost all Italian and European areas. Our farm has fortunately been saved from unpleasant weather problems and the quality of the fruit is excellent. The season will come into full swing at the end of the month. On the other hand, the last season ended optimally, especially for the nectarines, which had a +40% increase in sales."

Angelo and Vincenzo Di Pasquale

"This year we expect to grow particularly in the international market which, due to the lack of crops from other areas, and to have the opportunity to deepen relationships on this front. once you've experienced the quality of a Donnnalia branded product, you can't do without it anymore. It has already happened in Great Britain and it will happen again in places where our tasty products are not yet known".

The cantaloupe melon season continues
"We started in mid-April and after some hesitation due to somewhat low temperatures, our melons have reached perfect ripeness. It is a selection of the best varieties currently on the market, with a tiered production in order to take the best of each variety in terms of aroma and taste," continued Vincenzo.

"In the meantime, the Donnalia brand has become a symbol of quality, especially for the main Italian and European markets. The quality is always guaranteed because they are harvested and selected with care. We select a cantaloupe that is good to eat, fragrant, well-harvested and healthy. The most popular sizes range between 1 and 1.2 kg and all the fruit is labeled Donnalia, so that the melons are identifiable. Prices have been satisfactory from the beginning of the season, allowing us to cover costs throughout the supply chain. The price varies between €0.80 and €1.20 per kilo."

For more information:
Di Pasquale Srl
Via Michelangelo, 7
93010 Delia (CL) - Italia
+39 0922 826009


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