Pacific Trellis Fruit Partners with Brazilian Grower Labrunier
LOS ANGELES, CA - Pacific Trellis Fruit and Brazilian table grape grower Labrunier have officially entered a strategic partnership after a few years of continued investment.
“We have been investing in this relationship with Labrunier over the past three years,” explained Josh Leichter, General Manager. “We are excited to offer our customers an early import option with exclusive new varieties. Labrunier’s focus on innovation is a natural fit for Pacific Trellis Fruit.”
With over 900 hectares in production, Bahia-based Labrunier is one of the largest table grape producers in Brazil, according to a press release, and has one of the world’s largest areas for growing and testing new table grape varieties selected for flavor, crop yield, and adversity to disease.
With an entire production internationally certified by Rainforest Alliance, new varieties include:
- Sweet Mayabelle
- Candy Snaps
- Sweet Celebration
- Sugar Crisp
- Sweet Globe
“We are particularly excited about the Francis grape, developed by Embrapa–the Brazilian Ag Research Corporation–which is a black seedless grape with a Muscat flavor and hints of raspberry and mango,” said Leichter. “We are also hopeful to receive limited volumes of the Cotton Candy variety which has seen huge demand here in the U.S. market.”
Pacific Trellis said that the program from Brazil provides North American retailers the opportunity to continue offering new variety grapes to consumers as the California crop winds down.
“Fazendas Labrunier and Pacific Trellis Fruit have teamed up to provide the premium and new grape varieties with strong early season import volume,” said Aryan Schut, Commercial Manager. “This partnership promotes each company in new markets, supporting their growth in the business. We pay close attention in every detail during the production process to guarantee that the grapes will arrive at the consumer’s house always fresh and sweet.”
The partners anticipate a good supply of the premium-quality grapes from when they begin to arrive at the end of this month throughout the holiday selling season. To reach out, connect with [email protected].