“The Dutch supply made the first sales of Spanish vegetables difficult, their persimmon supply still very uncertain”
The first new Spanish greenhouse vegetables are hitting the Dutch market, but there aren’t any enthusiastic buyers yet, according to Pieter de Ruiter of 4Fruit Company.
“The Netherlands still have a lot of products and in Spain, production is off to a good start. This is thanks to the beautiful dry weather there. We have already received the first supplies of Spanish peppers, but demand is still lagging behind. The first Spanish cucumbers also can not count on too much demand. “
“Eggplants, however, are reasonably priced. The Dutch tomato market has always been good in recent weeks. This is also due to viral pressure. importer.
Early varieties of Spanish persimmon have also debuted this season. “We have already sold the first flat varieties like Tone Wase. Next week we will start with the original khaki varieties, such as Rojo Brilliante,” says Oscar van Turenhout, also of 4Fruit Company. “It is still not clear how important the offer will be.”
“Fungal diseases have affected yields. Yields are estimated to be 20-25% lower. In addition, storms, hail and rain have recently hit persimmon growing areas. not entirely clear yet, but there will undoubtedly be one. A little less supply is not always bad for the price. But we hope to have enough to fill our programs. “
De Tone Wase persimmons have sold for between € 8 and € 10 in recent weeks. The popular Rojo Brilliante variety will be priced at around € 12 when sales begin next week. Oscar says the demand for persimmon has been relatively stable in recent years. “It is mainly the same customers who come back for them, especially from the ethnic community. For a few years now, we have also been providing persimmons as fruit at school and at work. It is a good channel. If the children learn to eat them, hopefully, they will also start asking for them at home, ”he concludes.
For more information:
Pieter de Ruiter / Oscar van Turenhout
4 Fruit Company
2988 DB, Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0) 180 641 902
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]