Camino a Nueva Aldea Km8, Quillón, VIII., CHILE
100 % of the production is destined for the European Union market. The main export markets are Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic.
FRUITS AND ORCHARDS
At present, the subsidiary company in Chile owns land of the area of 33 ha. It plans planting 3 ha, where the soil was cultivated during 2010, with pear trees in 2012, and 4.5 ha more in 2013. The Williams variety will have the maximum representation here; about 10% of trees will be of the Packhams variety for reasons of pollination. The orchards will be equipped with irrigation systems.
The main fruit growers intention is buying more agricultural land of the area of about 100 ha and founding the main pear orchard there. The selection of the locality (up to the distance of about 50 km from the Companys headquarters) is already taking place, and the Company will probably purchase the selected plot during 2011.
Chile, together with China, Argentina and the Republic of South Africa, belongs to the biggest producers of pears outside Europe. The pears harvested in Chile are of a high-quality, with high sugar content at the same time, and are ideal for the production of pear distillate.