The packing of our premium easy to peel Nadorcott’s is continuing in Morocco with good volume and great quality.

Now into the peak of our North African production and are pleased to be packing for our customers in the US, UK, EU and Middle-Eastern markets.

Fantastic quality fruit

The quality of our Moroccan citrus on arrival remains good and thanks to best practice throughout the supply-chain, we expect that to continue.

We have been packing 10kg, 15kg cartons and can offer a generic or branded 10kg Nespak option, that includes our own premium brand, Elara Gold.

The quality of our fruit continues to excel, as seen from its vibrant orange colour and strong tangy flavour.

A seasonal update

Typical daytime temperatures are very warm, around 27 degrees with readings levelling out at 11 degrees during the night in Marrakech.

The cooler nights help with the natural colouring of our fruit and although some regions are experiencing rain we do not expect issues.

We are now around 90 containers ahead of last year’s overall volume out of Morocco, which is an increase of c. 120%.

Our hard-citrus season is now also underway as the harvest and shipping of our Washington Sanguine oranges is taking place and we are pleased to report that the first arrivals have been well received.

Next in our citrus schedule are Maroc lates, starting WEEK 9/ 10 and running until WEEK 23/ 24. These timings coincides nicely with our own Valencia crop from Maswiri, South Africa that will start around WEEK 21.

The Jupiter Group is an award-winning fresh produce grower with a simple vision – to be the most transparent company in fresh produce. With a year-round supply and innovative new variety development, Jupiter is hailed as one of the world’s leading fresh produce companies Beyond their speciality in growing grape and citrus, Jupiter’s expertise also covers avocado, pineapple and kiwi in all formats and sizes across retail, wholesale, and food service businesses globally. Jupiter Group are different because they have digitised their supply chain and control a true seed to shelf process. The result? A consistent, transparent, trusted and traceable supply. On Jupiter’s own farms and those of their growing partners, the way they do business has British standards, global cultural heritage and unrivalled entrepreneurial spirit. They have ranked consecutively for three years in the prestigious The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 for International Growth, most recently at number 17.
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