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Kent mangoes end dry spell on German market

Kent mango and papaya Formosa from Brazil

“The week after next we are expecting the next delivery of Kent mangos along with the Formosa papayas from Brazil, which are available throughout the year,”
Jürgen Hubounig, CEO of Zimpelmann Select-Fruit GmbH & Co. KG, reports. 

The importer is especially happy with the Brazilian Kent mango.

 “In the last seven to eight weeks, we had hardly any Kent mangos left on the German market. And this species in particular dominates the business. With our products that are traded by air, Kent’s market share is ca. 80%. Now that we have almost weathered the dry spell, everyone is rejoicing that the Kent mangos are available again.”

Soon only products from overseas
Similar to the Kent mango, the Formosa papaya is also one of the main sources of revenue in the exotic domain. 

Jürgen Hubounig knows: 

“now, after the European season has ended and the domestic markets are almost empty, there are almost only products from overseas left.”

“However, fewer products also means higher prices” 

Many Brazilian producers are currently struggling with low temperatures and a water shortage. 

“Because of the suboptimal growing conditions in Brazil, the fruits are currently turning out a bit smaller, and fewer products are available on the market,”  the expert knows. 

Fresh products by air 

The IFS-certified Zimpelmann Select-Fruit GmbH from Rhineland Palatinate is classified as specialist in products carried by air.

"By carrying products by air, we offer our customers a very different quality compared to products transported by ship." 

The imported quantities are smaller, but also fresher. 

"The products are as if they have just been picked from the tree. The fruit arrives here two to three days after being harvested. Fresh and without harmful influences." 

Beside mangos and papayas, Zimpelmann Select Fruit also imports various other exotic types of fruit and vegetables, such as for example Carambola from Malaysia, specialties from Thailand, maracujas and tamarillos from South America, as well as sugar snap peas and beans, ready to cook from Africa under their brand SELECT.

Jürgen Hubounig

Zimpelmann Select-Fruit GmbH & Co. KG
Herxheimer Str. 7, 67273 Dackenheim
Tel: +49 (0)6353 - 95 99 0

Publication date: 10/12/2015

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