We are shipping the first Californian grapes!
After the end of the Mexican season, 2 weeks ago, we began shipping our red and green seedless varieties to the Latin American and Asian markets.
A season with exceptional qualities is expected, both in the traditional varieties and in the new varieties where the Jack Salute, Great Green, Sweet Globe, and Cotton Candy stand out.
The season will run from late July to October. A decrease in the number of boxes is expected from about 110 MM in 2019 to a projected 95 MM boxes this year, with higher quality than the previous year.
Ignacio Nacho Vidales, Salix manager for Latin America, comments that “Latin America is a market in which we have been growing strongly year after year, with greater volume in traditional varieties and little by little entering the new ones. That is why we already carry out shipments of seedless reds and greens, and next week we will start with Red Globe shipments, a variety where we concentrate a strong volume”.
Also, he adds that “as for Asia, we started the season with air shipments and then intensified the shipments of the new varieties, with a strong focus on Southeast Asia”.
Salix is a global import-export company of fresh fruit, an American Company based in Atlanta. It also has offices in Philadelphia, Chicago, South Africa and Argentina. The firm has more than 15 years of experience in the fresh fruit business. Recently added a new business unit, processed foods.
Salix has a wide portfolio of over 25 produce items, but focuses on apples, lemons, oranges, tangerines, pears and grapes. The company works with more than 80 loyal growers in 18 countries, and 400 customers in 57 countries.
Salix was founded in 2013 by Juan González Pita and Luis Elortondo.