Taramay, a key player in the tropical fruit sector

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Mon 08/06/2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Press release

An exceptional campaign, has positioned Taramay as a key player in the tropical fruit sector. The Union Corp. has exceeded expectations this season and aims to surpass 5,000 tons of product the next campaign.

The 2019/2020 tropical fruit campaign has been exceptional for Taramay (La Unión Corp). Its main products are: the best quality avocado, papaya, custard apple, loquat, guava and mango.

The subtropical microclimate of the south of the peninsula is ideal for the cultivation of these fruits, whose production has increased. In recent years, avocado consumption has increased markedly, both globally and in Spain. All tropical fruits are in high demand and therefore production of these fruits has exploded in Andalusia.

Taramay’s exponential growth is fundamentally due to the work it has done with farmers on the Granada and Malaga coastline, offering exceptional payment terms as well as specialist agronomic advice on each of the crops it works with.

Avocado, the king of the campaign

The avocado campaign runs from spring to early autumn. Currently, Andalusia produces 85% of Spain’s avocado. Its versatility in dishes and the consumer demand for healthy diets have made avocado the star of tropical fruits. Prices for this campaign have remained stable, with Taramay marketing six different types of avocado (Bacon, Fuerte, Hass, Lamb Hass, Pikerton and Reed).

Custard apple still ranks among the favourites

In recent years, the consumption of custard apples has remained stable in Spain and grown in some EU countries. The production of Taramay’s custard apples is based in the province of Granada.

Podium for papaya

Taramay papaya is grown entirely on the coast of Granada. In the 2019/2020 campaign, this perennial crop saw a qualitative leap with respect to the previous season. The exotic fruit is very healthy, thanks to its antioxidant properties and versatility. Papaya facilitates the digestion process thanks to its laxative and purifying properties, with its composition of high levels of fibre and water.

About La Unión Corp.

La Union has gone from being a family business dedicated to the export of vegetables to becoming a benchmark in the world of fruit and vegetable marketing and the number-one cucumber marketer in the world. Currently, La Union leads the marketing of fruit and vegetable products in Europe, surpassing 400,000 tons. More than 70% of this production is directed to the European market. The company already has more than 3,000 farmers and 29 operations centres spread between Almería and Granada. It employs 1,500 staff and has 3 laboratories that perform more than 64,000 analyses annually.