Plums

Overview

Chile is the main plum supplier in the South Hemisphere. All the varieties have juicy flesh and small stones. Three of the key varieties include: Angeleno, with its purple ski, Larry Ann, with its intense red skin, and the dark Black Amber. Chile continues to introduce new varieties known for their unique color and flavor, like Candy Stripe, Dapple Dandy and the Lemon Plum.

Chilean plums are in season from mid-November until April.

Nutrition

  • Plums are a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as several antioxidants
  • Plums help increase the absorption of iron into the body, which may be due to the fact that they’re a good source of vitamin C
  • There are just 46 calories in a 100 gm serving of plums

Nutrition Facts >

How to Select, Store and Handle Plums

Know what variety you’re buying! Depending on variety, plums can range from light yellow-green to almost black-purple.

Avoid plums that are too soft or too hard, as they are likely immature and will not develop a good taste.

Place unripe plums in a bowl at room temperature. They ripen quickly, so keep an eye on them!

Plums can be frozen, but remove the pit before freezing.

TRADE

Merchandising

  • Find the side of the fruit that has the best color, and face this toward the shopper
  • Merchandise using plenty of color breaks
  • Hand stack the fruit to give it a nice, neat appearance
  • Rotate fruit on a daily basis

Availability Chart

      

STATISTICS

Total Volume Exported

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Destination

  • Latin America 21%
  • Europe 21%
  • North America 24%
  • Far East 31%
  • Middle East 3%
View Exporters

Agrofruta Ltda.
m.edwards@agrofruta.cl
+(56) 228213151
www.agrofruta.cl

AMS Family S.A.
gaston.salazar@amsfamily.com
+(56) 752380790
www.amsfamily.com

Aurora Australis S.A.
info@auroraa.cl
+(56) 752206900
www.auroraa.cl

C y D Internacional S.A.
ferrazuriz@cyd.cl
+(56) 222365060
www.cyd.cl

Comercial Alfonso Eyzaguirre y Cía. Ltda.
aeyzaguirre@comey.cl
+(56) 222630285
www.comey.cl

Comercial Greenvic S.A.
rdelsante@greenvic.cl
+(56) 227074200
www.greenvic.cl

Copefrut S.A.
rene.wunkhaus@copefrut.cl
+(56) 752209220
www.copefrut.cl

David del Curto S.A.
fernando.cisternas@ddc.cl
+(56) 223622701
www.ddc.cl

Del Monte Fresh Produce (Chile) S.A.
epino@freshdelmonte.com
+(56) 223614600
www.freshdelmonte.com

Delipack S.A.
lfvaras@delipack.cl
+(56) 72 2551271
www.delipack.cl

Dole Chile S.A.
francisco.chacon@dole.com
+(56) 227874100
www.dole.com

Exportación e Importación de Productos Agrícolas y Frutícolas
rarrau@cerasus.cl
+(56) 722977260
www.cerasus.cl

Exportaciones Meyer Ltda.
jmeyer@meyersa.cl
+(56) 752552900
www.meyersa.cl

Exportadora Agua Santa S.A.
pgh@greentree.cl
+(56) 227563100
www.greentree.cl

Exportadora Bonaterra S.A.
finfante@bonaterraexport.cl
+(56) 228967810
www.bonaterraexport.cl

Comercial Monte Rosa S.A.


Exportadora Atlas S.A.
jsierralta@atlasfresh.cl
+(56) 226537550
www.atlasfresh.cl

Exportadora Balagu S.A.
mss@balagu.cl

www.balagu.cl

Exportadora del Sur S.A
ptoroh@xsur.cl
+(56) 752326491
www.xsur.cl

Exportadora Frutam Ltda.
jprieto@frutam.cl
+(56) 223952000
www.frutam.cl

Exportadora Frutasol Chile S.A.
marlon.jimenez@frutasol.cl
+(56) 752576120
www.frutasol.cl

Exportadora Frutexport Ltda.
bferrer@frutexport.cl
+(56) 224616700
www.frutexport.cl

Exportadora Geofrut Ltda.
cecheverria@geofrut.cl
+(56) 227280460
www.geofrut.cl

Exportadora Hacienda Angostura Spa
bbb@angosturachile.com
+(56) 72 2491076
www.angosturachile.com

Exportadora Huertos del Valle S.A.
Sebastián Valdés Luts svaldes@huertosdelvalle.cl
+(56) 225738200
www.huertosdelvalle.cl

Exportadora Los Lirios S.A.
abm@cleequality.com
+(56) 223344503
www.cleequality.com

Exportadora Magna Trading S.A.
miguel.vial@magnaexport.cl
+(56) 228294000
www.magnaexport.cl

Exportadora Prize Ltda.
agh@prize.cl
+(56) 722584880
www.prize.cl

Exportadora Rio King SPA
aperez@rioking.cl
+(56) 224335100
www.rioking.cl

Exportadora San Alberto S.A.
fernando@expsanalberto.cl
+(56) 229639290
www.expsanalberto.clwww.expsanalberto.cl

Exportadora Triofrut Ltda.
frieutord@triofrut.cl
+(56) 722561520
www.triofrut.cl

Exportadora Solymar Ltda.


Exportadora Unifrutti Traders Ltda.
mrufin@unifrutti.com
+(56) 226362200
www.unifrutti.com

Frucentro S.A.
f.delsolar@frucentro.cl
+(56) 222121511
www.frucentro.cl

Frutera San Fernando S.A. FRUSAN
mkaulen@frusan.cl
+(56) 226573300
www.frusan.cl

Frutland S.A.


GB Exports S.A.
mescandon@gbe.cl
+(56) 229555951
www.gbe.cl

Gestión de Exportaciones Frutícolas S.A. Gesex
jgperezf@geexsa.com
+(56) 223557355
www.geexsa.com

La Higuera S.A.
ccovarrubias@higuera.cl
+(56) 228400500
www.higuera.cl

Lafrut Exportaciones Agropecuarias Ltda.
palessandrini@lafrut.cl
+(56) 227842010
www.lafrut.cl

Mace S.A.


LQ Fruit
juan.tagle@lqfruit.com
+(56) 9 75191228
www.lqfruit.com

Nicofrut S.A.
jvercellino@nicofrut.com
+(56) 722552175
www.nicofrut.com

Polar Fruit International S.A.
imorales@polarfruit.cl
+(56) 223952000
www.polarfruit.cl

Priagro S.A.
amitarakis@priagro.cl
+(56) 223771235
www.priagro.cl

Rio Duero


Servicios Agrícolas Oppenheimer Chile Ltda.
rayre@oppy.com
+(56) 224308500
www.oppy.com

Servicios Chilfresh Ltda.
lsandoval@chilfresh.cl
+(56) 752329648
www.chilfresh.cl

Soc. Com. Exp. Frutas del Huerto S.A.
fdh@fdhexport.cl
+(56) 984183886
www.fdhexport.cl

Sociedad Agrícola y Comercial Ltda. AGRICOM
fmira@agricom.cl
+(56) 224313200
www.agricom.cl

Sociedad Exportadora Verfrut S.A.
mrp@verfrut.cl
+(56) 2 28200900
www.verfrut.cl

Vine Fresh


Sociedad San Francisco Lo Garcés Ltda.
hgarces@sfg.cl
+(56) 722444400
www.sfg.cl

Summerland Exports Ltda.
jdc@summerland.cl
+(56) 2 29556836
www.summerland.cl

Tuniche Fruits


TyT Export S.A.
ftupper@tytexport.com
+(56) 222433380
www.tytexport.com

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