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Desert Fruit finds new export markets

Desert Fruit finds new export markets

Staff Reporter

DESERT Fruit has added Europe to the list of countries to which t is exporting fresh dates besides other the Far East, Indian Ocean islands, the Middle East the United Arab Emirates and stated that the new market is growing.


Managing Director Seth Holmes advised that the company has been steadily improving its fresh produce offering, specifically with the Barhi variety of dates and is focused on tonnage growth as well as improving quality.


Desert Fruit Namibia, is a date farm which actively farms and markets special varieties of dates including Medjool, Zamli, Khallas and Barhi, has expressed confidence in the upcoming harvest of the fresh dates, which is envisaged for end January or early February 2020.


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Technical Manager of the farm Charles Edmonds added that Desert Fruit has been working with the Barhi to bring a quality offering to the market.
“Barhi is the traditional fresh varietal which offers large round fruit. Our farm production managers are confident of a good quality product in the New Year ,said Holmes.”


Desert Fruit has previously exported fresh dates to the Far East, Indian Ocean islands, the Middle East the UAE and lately Europe is a growing market, adding to its export countries.


The dates are air freighted within 72 hours of harvest to meet the highest quality demands of the market and ensure that the offering is of the best international standard. The next harvest will be ready for shipping before Ramadan.

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