“The melon has always been the flagship product for our crops and 13 years ago we decided to get together and market our own product,” stressed Salvador Lopez Buendia. This is a company made up of families of farmers who have fields in different parts of the world. Right now they are working on their own plantations in Spain, Brazil and Senegal, enabling them to offer the best melons and watermelons all year, without losing any of the products’ characteristics, keeping all the flavour and texture of the best melons. The plantations cover 1,200-1,300 ha, giving a volume of 45 million kg, especially of the Piel de Sapo variety. The aim for 2016 is to consolidate what has been started over these years and their presence in Europe, Asia and America, as well as to develop in the area of researching new varieties. “In fact, we have a Sugar Baby, which is yellow on the outside and orange inside. It’s a very tasty, very particular melon, unlike any other type. Moreover, within this range of melons, we have 2 projects to be presented in 2016.” As for new items requested by its customers, El Abuelo has also launched other fruits such as pomegranates, persimmons, red seedless grapes and tomatoes, which after several trials have achieved the desired quality.