Georgian asparagus and blueberry producer GeoFresh LLC expects to harvest up to 25 tonnes of asparagus this year for export to the Persian Gulf countries. According to GeoFresh representative Salome Kveliashvili, the company has updated the GlobalG.A.P. certificate and is ready to export to the demanding markets of the Middle East.
The company currently produces asparagus of Placosesp, Apollo, and Atlas varieties on 13 ha in Eastern Georgia. According to Ms. Kveliashvili, the start of the season is expected at the end of April this year. The company has made extensive preparations and invested in a new cold store where fresh asparagus will be sorted and packaged. “We try to meet all the needs of our customers in the packaging of products,” says a company representative. This year, GeoFresh asparagus for export cost $10-11, depending on the quality.
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The company also owns a blueberry plantation of 7 ha in the Samegrelo region (Western Georgia). Varieties were replaced with new ones there and a refrigerated warehouse was also equipped to meet the quality standards required for export.
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