According to Wibo van den Ende they will also be sending more to China this season following the change in psytosanitary regulations for the new season. The company already has good relations in China.
The first lychees will also be flown out this week, the South African harvest has been slightly delayed by the weather explains Wibo. "The market in Europe for lychees is normal at the moment. France is a big consumer and in Germany and the UK they are becoming more popular, although Scandinavia is a very limited market."
The Lychees are grown in the Mpumalanga, the area has seen heavy rainfall in the last couple of weeks, as much a record 110 mm falling in one day. Summer rain is normal in this area however it has not affected the lychee's quality.
SAFE and Haluco have cooperated in the field of distribution of SAFE’s fruits within Europe for years. “In the last two years, we also started intensifying our cooperation in the commercial field. This year, Haluco will once again make its sales team available to SAFE for the sales of regular SAFE grapes, and, for the first time this year, the Fair Trade grapes.”