The raspberry season has gone well so far. There are no extreme peaks or lows, it all went well," Philiep Willems, manager at Coöbra evaluates. "There were hardly any quality problems and we are satisfied with our prices. Compared to last year this is better although we started this season late."
75% less red currants
"There was sufficient supply and the demand was and is still continuing. In the area of export much went to France and England, but also local sales went well. Especially in August and September sales were very good because of the nice weather. Prices at the moment are between 95 cents and 1.10 for 125 gr. The top price so far has been 1.50 Euro. With other soft fruit there was less volume because of the bad weather. Less quantities of blackberries, red currants and blueberries were available. Red currants even were 75% less than last year. At the moment the demand for blueberries is high, but more are supplied."
For a few weeks now, Coöbra as Belgian supplier has been selling the raspberry variety Kwanza.
"One producer tested and found out that this strong variety is successful in autumn. It is expected that we can offer these till Christmas, provided there is no extreme weather." Other varieties marketed by Coöbra are amongst others Tulameen, Sugana and GI Ample.
For more information:Philiep WillemsCoöbra
100, Zone 4 Broekooi
Tel: 0032 2 481 08 88
Fax: 0032 2 481 08 87www.coobra.be