In order to put the tastiest varieties of melons on the market, Julien Crémer, director of Sud ImpEx, has been working for two years in partnership with Barbera International, a company located at the foot of the Etna volcano in Sicily.
“This melon is produced in the region of Licata, in Sicily. The fruit is oval in shape, with a thick skin and sugar levels of 17 degrees Brix, which makes it a melon of quality, with a lot of fragrance and a great taste.”
In terms of production, everything is done to maximize the quality of these melons sold under the Barbera brand. “The season starts at the end of April and ends around the middle of June. The melons are harvested at maturity in order to guarantee the best taste and high sugar levels. A number of natural practices are also used to reduce inputs and respect the product and the environment. So far, we are very pleased with the current season. This melon really meets the expectations of our clientele in search of quality products. We manage to supply these clients very well.”
In addition to the melons, Sud ImpEx also sells Victoria grapes from Sicily, and Black Magic grapes, both under the Barbera brand. “These are beautiful large grapes with a very nice color. We started the season at the end of May and it will end around mid-August for the Victoria variety from the Mazzaronne and Canicatti regions.”
Then, the season of the Italia variety from Sicily will start around the middle of August until December.
Sud ImpEx also sells some stone fruit such as the flat peach. “We sell the Samantha variety. There is a lot of demand for white-fleshed flat peaches. According to producers like Marty Fruits, the quality is good this year, with very nice volumes!”
About Sud ImpEx
Located at the heart of the Pyrénées-Orientales on the Saint-Charles market, Sud ImpEx is an expert in the shipping of Spanish and French fruit and vegetables. Originally specialized in the Spanish production, followed by the French origin, the company has added some premium Sylvestre mushrooms to its range on the wholesale and export markets. “We have 7 people on our young and dynamic team. Five of us work at the office and two work in the preparation area. We always look for new quality products to stand out from our competitors. We will even launch our brand, Terre d’Or, very soon.”
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