Good demand for Argentine pears this season!

Good demand for Argentine pears this season!

Recognized for their quality and safety at an international level, this year Argentine pears are preferred by consumers around the world, particularly in North America and Europe.

Argentine Pears

The Argentine harvest is looking very good and the weather conditions were favorable, with good temperatures, so Salix plans to supply quality pears throughout the season.

The start of the season was with the Williams Bartlett, which is the main early variety.“Some producers began to harvest in the second week this season to reach the markets soon, but there were also producers who waited until week 3 to have larger calibers,” explains Javier Orti.

Argentine Pears

Williams Bartlett is medium to large in size, with a thin and delicate skin, light green in color that turns to an attractive yellow at maturity, sometimes with a pink tint on the face exposed to the sun, with white and creamy pulp.

The largest markets for Argentine pears are Brazil and Russia, which make up approximately 60% of the exported volume. Then North America and Europe / UK account for around 15% of volume each. The remaining volume goes mainly to other Latin American countries, and to a lesser extent to Israel, the Middle East and China.

About Salix

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.