Frutícola Olmos, a family economic group that is dedicated to citriculture, exports to the United States organic limes because of a strategic alliance with the Earth Source Trading Inc. company.
This enterprise produces Tahiti or Persian lime and Sutil lemon. “It is located in the Olmos Valley and has 35 years of experience in citriculture”, according to Fresh Plaza.
Peru wishes to position itself as the best supplier to complete the lime demand the United States has that cannot be met by other suppliers, such as Mexico and Brazil.
“Traditionally, the American market receives the limes in 18-kilo boxes, but we are changing the packaging. We can send more kilos per container and more boxes per pallet by using boxes of 4.5 kilos. Thus transport freight becomes cheaper and more competitive,” Diego Oneto, of Frutícola Olmos said.
He also confirmed that the lime season has gone well this year for them since there haven’t been weather problems so far. “Our only concern is to deliver high-quality products and leave the Peru brand as well positioned as we can”, he told Fresh Plaza.
Frutícola Olmos began its lime season this past October and their goal is to deliver three containers per week to the market until July 2019.
They only grow organic lemons and they try to contribute to the environment as much as they can by eliminating synthetic insecticides.