They are 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 cultivation, harvesting, and 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, fruits with orange colour heart


• Variety

Smooth skin, of maximum 55 mm of diameter, allowing long provisional preservation. No OGM


Intense orange colour, stems removed


Firm, crispy fruits


Typical, slightly conic, straight or slightly curved (not crooked)


Healthy fruits, 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 inside the ground

 Sizes ( whole fruits)

Available in all usual commercial grades

 Cut fruits

Also available in diverse cut shapes (various thickness and shapes)

• Preservation liquid

Acetic Acid, Salt and SO2 or preserved in BRINE


Yes (in Brine, no sulphites)

• Packaging

Industrial plastic HDPE food grade barrel of 260 L.

• Plastic mesh


• Net drained weight

180 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 180 kg n.d.w. (14.400 kg of product) or 1 big truck (trayler) with 92 barrels of 180 kg each (total of 16.560 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