Israel: Stable production and growing sweet potato exports

The season started one month ago for Israel’s leading sweet potato exporter, Carmy Export, with good volumes. Yitzhak Carmy, owner and CEO, says that while the field production has remained stable, the volume devoted for export has increased. “The quality of our sweet potatoes this season is very high thanks to mild summer with great weather. We are focused nowadays on providing the higher demand from European customers due to the lack of supply from the U.S. and thanks to our yield's high quality.”

He also explains that “customers in Europe have better choice today as cheaper but lower quality sweet potatoes are coming from Spain. Carmy export continues to grow to provide the demand from Europe and from the local market. ”

Despite growing popularity in the local market, which offers really good prices, the company continues focused on exports. “We have strong, years long partnerships all across Europe and we continue to expand to other countries, it is important to us to keep providing high quality products even as demand increases; we are also working with other regions in the world such as the far east” affirms Yitzhak.

As for the season’s prospects, he believes that Carmy Export will be able to continue and support this season's demand esp. since the U.S. is not expected to ship its full capacity before the end of November. “Our exports will continue through-out the winter in Europe until the end of March. I am certain we can keep providing high quality product until the end of the season .” Concluded Yitzhak.

Carmy Export distributes sweet potatoes of the Georgia Jet variety, which is characterised by its tasty flavour and great appearance and is grown in the coastal area of central Israel, between Tel Aviv and Haifa. The company sells them in 6 and 15 kilo boxes.

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Yitzhak Carmy
Carmy Export

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