Export of Peppers also in Winter
The current cultivation system in Almeria, building plastic structures that form large extensions of greenhouses, is constantly evolving and improving.
Today we are highlighting the counter-seasonal cultivation of peppers, a system that allows Mayorazgo Export to export fresh peppers at any time of the year.
Important genetic studies, promoted by the seed companies, led to new improved pepper varieties that responded to such important values as shape, colour and flavour and, at the same time, were adapted to greenhouse cultivation in off-season periods, allowing cultivation in autumn and winter.
These studies achieved, agronomically speaking, an increase in yields while improved product adaptation, increased earliness, enhanced growth speed, higher resistance to pests and diseases and high tolerance to environmental stress.
The result is a pesticide-free pepper that is grown using integrated pest management in compliance with all state and European regulations. This is particularly important considering that Turkey, a competitor in pepper exports to the European Union, has so far this season generated more than 81 alerts due to the excessive use of pesticides.
Exporting organic california peppers
There has been a spectacular growth in the export of fresh peppers by the European markets throughout the year, which has motivated the cultivation of peppers in greenhouses, thus being able to satisfy the demand of the different markets.
The majority of the crop in the province of Almeria corresponds to peppers, specifically we can talk about the California type pepper, in all its varieties. The most demanded for exportation is the red California pepper followed by yellow California pepper, with green California pepper and orange California pepper also being exported and highly valued.
Of the total production of peppers in Almeria, organic peppers are a minority at the moment, although it is guaranteed that 100% of these crops are produced under biological control respecting integrated pest production.
Within the California type peppers, Mayorazgo Export also offers the highly demanded and increasingly appreciated organic products. Any variety, be it red, yellow, green or orange California, as well as the Palermo peppers, can be exported with Mayorazgo Export. You only have to check on the web site https://mayorazgo.eu/ the availability calendar.
Characteristics required for exporting california peppers
Spain, as the main exporter of peppers in the European Union, knows the markets and the requirements of each one of them.
By analysing the different clients and their preferences, Mayorazgo Export is prepared to export the peppers that are most consumed in each country, and even region, taking into account criteria as diverse as local traditions.
In general, peppers are exported when they are not too big, of a medium size, with an elongated rectangular or square shape, smooth, consistent surface and fleshy wall. This type of pepper is very resistant to transport and handling. The size and shape are quite common, so the main difference, depending on the country of destination, is the colour.
– Red California Peppers: France, Switzerland and Sweden.
– Yellow California Peppers: Germany and Portugal.
– Green California Peppers: Germany and Portugal
– Packaged in tricolour netting – Red, Yellow and Green California Peppers: Central and Northern Europe.
Quality and food safety guaranteed
In Mayorazgo Export we have fresh peppers for exporting all year round, we are a company with a long history and experience in the export sector.
We have a wide calendar of availability, both of fruits and vegetables, which, as we have already mentioned, can be consulted on our website.
Once again, we would like to remind you that our products comply with the world-wide standards of quality export quality, sanitary certifications, food safety, traceability and labelling.