Hazera’s Ocelot and Lynx bring important added value since, with different production origins, they maintain high quality on all the destination
Hazera is strengthening its concept as a worldwide leader in the watermelon specialities, with a catalogue that brings together shelf-life and high internal quality. The greatest examples here are Ocelot and Lynx; the first being the Tiger type (white striped), with an average size of 2.5 kg and the second, a Crimson type, with 1-1.5kg. “Traditionally there were problems to bring together produce quality with varieties that could be used for Latin America and Europe and we can do this with these varieties”, states Mauricio Fernández, Development Manager. In Spain, Ocelot and Lynx are very popular amongst ecological companies.
Parallel to this, the company is working with white striped watermelons, Leopard and Tigris, which have become references in the segment for export in Cuevas del Almanzora and Castilla-La Mancha due to their adaptability, size (3.5-4.5 kg) and shelf-life. In addition, the firmness and texture of their flesh are worth mentioning, since these aspects mean they are suitable for both fresh sales and as fresh-cut produce.
In melon, the variety Ángel and other Ángel types stand out, with an important differential value regarding flavour, texture and shape of the fruit, for outdoor cultivation in Murcia, the Levante region and Castilla-La Mancha. This fruit has a very high sugar level (between 14 and 16 Brix), a texture that is in between crunchy and smooth, an eye-catching oval exterior shape and with deep furrows. Its size ranges from 1.2 to 1.5 kg. Although this material has been on the market for several years (it is mainly marketed in Northern European countries), the company now intends to extend its market share on the “Fresh Produce” chain in German and English supermarkets and in Northern Europe.
Almeria has Sabrosón, a ‘Long Life’ Galia melon, for which they have great expectations due to its high productivity, the uniformity in size and plantation flexibility from the end of January and throughout February.