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Ginger from China

In spite of export challenges missing containers, shipping space and vessel delays out of China, we expect the  containers with us in Holland on a regular basis through April and May. Promotions can be planned now for May.

 

Our standard packings of ginger are in cardboard boxes 3kg 5kg and 12,5kg.   For environmental reasons, we no longer import ginger in plastic boxes.

Carambola

Production has a small dip in April, but will come back in May. We have decided on a sea freight break on the carambola due to all the delays and irregularities the coming weeks.  Plan is to come back with these again later this year to save some CO2 where possible.

Sweet potatoes

May 2021 we will be working on a sweet potatoes project from South Africa. Suppliers will be both conventional and organic. Arrivals into NL will be in 500kg bins which we daily will pack in customer units. Sizes will be M, L1, L2 and XL.  Main orange meet variety will be Bellevue.  There will be options to try some purple and white meat sweet potatoes also.  Organic sweet potatoes are mainly going to be in the Jumbo size.   Stay tuned for more information.

 

Papaya

We have both golden and Formosa coming in by air from Brazil. Higher production and shipping costs is going to push up the prices on papaya a bit in April and May. Please plan ahead if you have special requests or size preferences.

Cress

We can offer daily loadings of all the wonderful varieties of cress from Koppert. Bookings in the morning, loadings after lunch. You can check the Koppert website for more info.

 

Figs

Brazil fig season is running well.  Weekly programs possible.   Count 24 and 4*6pcs.

 

Season in Chilies

Chili production in Holland is due to kickstart the coming week. All varieties and packings possible if you have special needs. 

Passion fruits

Passion fruits are currently available from Africa by airfreight. We have both size L and size M available for pre booking.  Packing is 2kg and 240bxpp.

 

Thai Pyramid coconuts

Pyramid coconuts from Blue River are available in Holland the coming week. Main packing is 9 pcs, 10 kg boxes and 99 bx pp.  Pre booking possible now.

 

Ivory Coast Brown Coconuts

Production of Brown coconuts in now coming in stable the coming weeks. Sizes 40+50.  We can pack these in c16s boxes.  Coco also available in Organic when pre booked.

 

Dragon fruits Vietnam

Dragon fruits or Pitahaya from Vietnam continues to arrive weekly by sea freight.  It’s possible to preplan pallets and promotions for April and May.  5kg boxes  126bxpp  counts from 8 to 14.

Physalis

We are currently doing some trials with physalis berries packed 12*125gr.  These are pealed physalis, packed like berries and shipped to Europe by air.  Pre booking is possible now.

 

Thai Specialties from Primex

Primex is currently sending by air to Schiphol weekly.  Lemongrass, baby corn, banana leaves, turmeric, galangal and dry lime leaves. Special packings and programs possible when preordering.

Dutch specialties:

Should you need some of the different Dutch greenhouse specialties to fill up trucks then pls let us know. We are located in the Westlands, one of the centers of production in Holland, and can daily source precisely what you are looking for. Radish, peppers, chickory, fennel, courgette fleur etc.

 

Organics from Peru:

We hope to be back later this year with weekly arrivals from La Grama of Maracuya, Grenadilla and Tamarillo.  Production has been set back by the last years Corona lockdowns.

 

 

Yellow pitahaya:

We will have the next crop harvest ready in week 15/16 from Ecuador.  Main packings are count 10/12s.  Shipments are planned by air and its possible to prebook volumes already now.