Spain: “Kaki fruit gains ground in fresh fruit sector”

Family business Blasco Caceres, B.V is a Spanish company devoted to marketing fruit, in particular the kaki fruit. “Right now we are marketing citrus, peaches, nectarines and other fresh items,” says José Luis Blasco, Blasco’s Manager.

The plantation itself is in Altura, Castellón, an area famed for its supply of good-quality kakis. On a surface of about 90 ha, Blasco cultivates several varieties, such as the kaki Rojo Brillante-Persimmon and the Kaki tomatero.



Hot and dry weather has left its mark on the crop. “The fruit is a little late in ripening,” says Blasco, “but we are hoping for a good yield nonetheless. We anticipate volumes between 3 and 4 million kilos.”



According to José Luis, the kaki is gaining ground on Spanish markets: “So far, we have been expanding a little with each passing year. Quality is still improving. This way, I think we are conquering important territory in the fresh fruit segment.”

Besides Europe, Blasco is supplying Russia and the Ukraine, and is thinking about shipping to the US and the United Arab Emirates. “We will also attend Fruit Attraction 2012 en Fruit Logistic 2013," says Blasco.

For more information:
José Luis Blasco
Hermanos Blasco Caceres, S.L. (Blasco Fruit)
Tel: +34 687 73 25 26
www.blasco-fruit.com
info@blasco-fruit.com


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