We have already shipped the first apples from the new USA season!
At Salix, we export apples all year round and it is one of the most important fruits for our company. We obtain them from both the northern and southern hemispheres and the USA is a key country in our supply, especially Washington with the Yakima and Wenatchee valleys.
The landscapes of Yakima, Washington's largest apple-growing region, are spectacular. Gentle and undulating mountains, which form an ideal oasis for apple cultivation, through various irrigation systems.
Well known for its earlier and longer growing season, the Yakima region produces high-quality apples in all its varieties.
And Wenatchee, thanks to the torrential rivers of the region, is the heart of the best apples in Washington. Crispy and delicious, they come in all colors and flavors and are the favorites of our customers.
“This season we hope to reach the numbers of 2019, shipping more than half a million boxes to countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru, Honduras, Venezuela, El Salvador, and Ecuador,” says Juan González Pita, Sales Manager of Salix Fruits and adds: “We also export apples from the USA to Bahrain, Indonesia, Guatemala, India, Egypt, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Malaysia, Turkey, and Spain”.
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.