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Spring frost: First reports of the stone fruit season

Spain We expect a stable stone fruit season in the south of the country in terms of qualities and availabilities. The harvest situation in the northern regions has however become worse due to the instability …

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What is behind GlobalGAP and GRASP?

GlobalGAP In order to keep this up to date, our producers are audited annually by independent certification bodies in accordance with the GlobalGAP standard for fruit and vegetables, including the social module GRASP – as …

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The citrus season – success despite bottlenecks

The citrus season in Spain and Greece is in full swing and so far, all initial supply difficulties are resolved. “Due to the long-standing and cooperative partnership with our producers, we have been able to …

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Spanish strawberry season in sight

This year we expect a delayed but continuous supply of strawberries from week 1/2. The total quantity is similar to last year’s and is concentrated on about 8 different strawberry varieties. In contrast to one …

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Southern European salad variations

“If the weather conditions remain in our harvest’s favour, we are basically assuming a regular winter season”. – This is the statement of Marcus De Luca, the KÖLLA specialist for Italian salads, after his visit …

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More and more in focus: tomato specialities

Specialities and small tomatoes are becoming more and more popular in Europe, Morocco and Turkey compared to round and other classic tomato varieties. This trend is also distinctive in the KÖLLA producing countries. In Spain, …

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High season of heat waves – citrus fruits from southern Europe

The tasty citrus fruits from Spain, Italy and Greece are in peak season from October to May. Due to the increased heat waves and dry spells this summer there have been water shortages that will …

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Almeria vegetables coming

Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchinis and eggplants are the main component of the growing area in Almeria, Spain. In the eastern part of the region, in addition to the traditional tomato cultivation, the producers rely mainly …

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Shortages of clementines

Fernando Blasco, Product Manager of the KÖLLA Group “There will be a significant shortage of clementine’s” The globally networked KÖLLA Group is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and offers a wide range of fruit …

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Pomegranates from the mediterranean region

The red fruit along the Mediterranean region

Originally from Central Asia, the red, slightly sour fruit is today not only of great importance in its region of origin, but has also gained in esteem in the Mediterranean region. It is mainly cultivated …

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