As we harvest, we pack and ship fruit. The process is seamless, fruit enters the pack-house and leaves daily either via ocean freight container or via air freight. We expect to ship around 200 containers of fruit in 2019. Thanks to the efforts we made during last year’s trade show visits, in which we developed new customers and strengthen existing customer relationships, we can happily announce that most of our first-semester fruit is already sold. This volume will be sold to customers in Europe, North America (West Coast) and Asia. Meanwhile, the second-semester fruit is currently being sold.
Seed production begins in late April. So we will need to purchase some seed during the first semester of the year in order to fulfill our 2019 planting schedule (50 hectares). During the second semester of this year, we will start generating our own seed and become self-sufficient, meaning that we will no longer have to purchase seed.
Our partner pack-house (VERBA ODREC) is ready for the challenge. In October 2019, we will be packing almost nine containers of pineapple per week. To successfully achieve this, upgrades and preparations are being made to the equipment and the packing facility in general.
As I said before, the real fun begins NOW!