Very old condiment, consumption currently spreading throughout Spain. Frequently used as “Spanish Tapas” (aperitif). Also as ingredient of mixed pickles, salads and along with pork preserves. Very small sizes needs labour intensive to be harvested and processed.

Product grown in Spain and some other European countries (Poland, France). Highly used as ingredient of salads (whole and sliced)

Technical Data​

• Product type

In bulk, packaged in industrial plastic barrels, in temporary preservation in Acetic Acid. For industrial use, for factories repacking for final consumer

• Seed

Typical of each growing country

• Variety

For long temporary preservation. No OGM


Cream-light brown colour


Firm fruits


Typical, with circular head and long trunk (cut)


Healthy fruits, well graded by size (diameter of head), accurate selection to remove defective fruits (like those having stains, etc.). With typical smell and taste. Cultivated in dark grottos


Available in all commercial usual grades (sized by head diameter), emphasizing the medium size/grade 25-30 mm. Also available in slices of 2-3 mm thick from grade 30-35 mm

• Preservation liquid

Acetic and ascorbic acids, Salt and SO2



• Packaging

Industrial plastic HDPE food grade barrel of 260 L.

• Plastic mesh


• Net drained weight

150 kg per barrel

• Labelling

Label on each barrel

• Traceability data


• Adviced Best Before for repacking

Preferably 9 months from production date

• Selling unit

1 big truck (trayler) with 92 drums (13.800 kg of product)

• Country of Origin

Various (Spain, Poland, France)

• Finished product

Under demand, packaged product availability in jars and cans for consumer market