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Peru: Gandules expects Sweety Drop peppers to become the new Cherry tomato

The idea for Sweety Drop, the "tear-shaped pepper", was born when a worker of the firm Gandules went on holiday to the Peruvian jungle. He found a seed that fascinated him, and the product started from there. Gandules is now very proud of its product and is seeking new markets for it.

"We are making a great effort to help this product succeed," said Fiorella Bonilla, "because it could be the new Cherry tomato." Bonilla is very confident about the product due to its versatility. He said that because of its flavour and small size, it can be eaten as a snack or used in pizzas, salads and many other dishes. It can be sold in shops or directly to restaurants.

Gandules currently only grows Sweety Drop on 5% of its plantations, but with 3,000 hectares available, they are more than ready to increase its production volumes based on market demand. Bonilla is convinced that the market will require it, especially taking into account the response from people who tasted the product.

"Potential customers really liked it at the fairs where we presented it," said Bonilla. "Because of its shape, size, colour and flavour, it is a unique product." For now, 10 containers of Sweety Drop have been shipped to the United States, Germany and France, but they want to exploit the product's potential in more markets.

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Fiorella Bonilla
Gandules, Inc.

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