Local Nicaraguan fruit conquers European market
Dutch buyers recently offered to buy the entire national production of red pitahayas (genus Hylocereus). There is also a good outlook for the fruit in the Danish market, thereby widening its breach in the demanding EU market.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
The possibility of the Nicaraguan vegetable arriving soon in the Dutch and Danish markets was obtained by the Association of Nicaraguan Pineapple and Pitahaya Producers (Appinic); the process started months ago by the organization has produced good results.
During 2013, exports grew by 7% and the main destinations are still the U.S. and Europe.
Trade missions continue to arrive, this time from Europe, attracted by the quality of pineapples in Chiriqui and Chorrera in Panama.
The main Canadian fresh fruit processor has found good opportunities for expanding its network of suppliers of pineapple with producers from Chiriqui and La Chorrera.
The European Union has maintain the residue levels for Ethepon agrochemical on pineapples, thereby eliminating the uncertainty that reigned since March.
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