The Verdeflor SAC company, which mainly provides maquila services to avocado exporters, has been evaluating expanding its activity and venturing into the cultivation and export of fruits.
According to Eric D`Angles, the company's general manager, they expect to plant some 100 hectares of blueberries in 2022 to start selling this fruit in 2023 to wholesalers in the United States, China, and Europe. Then, when they increase their production volume, they will reach the supermarkets in these markets.
In addition to betting on this berry, Verdeflor also plans to grow and export citrus fruits, as the demand for these fruits has experienced a global boom since the pandemic broke out. "We would start planting them in 2023 to start marketing citrus abroad in 2025," the executive said.
In addition, the company is making progress in its plan to start exporting avocados next year. "We are going to double the area we devote to avocado this year to 200 hectares. This will allow us to produce 400 tons of avocado and we will be ready to start selling abroad," he said.
Maquila service expansion
The company also plans to expand their maquila service (selection, classification, and packaging) to local blueberry and citrus companies in the middle of the year at their fruit processing plants in Huaral and Ica, said Erick D`Angles.
Source: Gestión / agraria.pe