This is a condiment, widely consumed in Spain also as aperitif along with Spanish green or black olives and other pickles. Used as salad ingredient and with pork preserves and cheese “raclettes”. Little sizes require a lot of labour for processing

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 production country

• Variety

White, of maximum of 3 kg as raw fruit, allowing long provisional preservation. No OGM


Intense milkish-white color. Cut in small “fleurettes” of 14/28 mm diameter



Firm, tight


Typical, spherical with big trunk to be removed


Healthy fruits (little flowers or “fleuretttes”), well graded by size (diameter), accurate selection to remove defective fruits (like those having stains, coloration defects, bored, etc.). With typical smell and taste. Cultivated on the ground

 Sizes (whole fruits)

Available in all usual commercial grades

• Cut fruits (fleurettes)

Available in two cut sizes (14/28 and 28/40 mm. of diameter)

• Preservation liquid

Salt, SO2 and citric acid or preserved in BRINE (less common)


Yes (in Brine, no sulphites)

• 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 sea 20 foot container with 80 drums of 150 kg n.d.w. (12.000 kg of product) or 1 big truck (trayler) with 92 barrels of 150 kg n.d.w. each (total of 13.800 kg of product)

• Country of Origin

Mainly Spain but also India (also available from Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Viet Nam)

• Finished product

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