Name Sadjarstvo PALČIČ / Jele Kitt d.o.o.
Country Slovenia

Profile:

Production of blueberries and blackberries: SADJARSTVO PALČIČ, a GLOBALG.A.P. certified farm in Borovnica, Slovenia.

Product Marketing: JELE KITT Ltd., a family-run business in Borovnica, Slovenia

The fruit farm Sadjarstvo PALČIČ is specialized in the production of blueberries and blackberries in a sustainable way, according to GLOBALG.A.P. and the international system for ensuring food safety, HACCP.

All the farm’s plantations are located in the area of Natura 2000, within the Ljubljana Marshes Nature Park. The number of shrubs–currently 13,000–and their yield are the biggest in Slovenia, making the farm the largest producer of blueberries and blackberries in the country.

Due to the local climatic conditions, the crops are protected by grid systems to protect against hail. Due to the favorable soil conditions, shrubs reach a height of 2.5m. For these reasons, harvesting takes place entirely by hand, which ensures a high quality crop. The harvesting season lasts approximately from 15 June to 10 October.

All the marketing activities of the Sadjarstvo PALČIČ fruit farm are carried out through JELE KITT Ltd, a family-owned business. The majority of the farm’s production is sold to retail chains. The produce is sorted and packed in a standard PET basket with lid, with a nominal amount of customization, cooled in cooling chambers, and shipped to their customers no later than 24 hours after picking.

Achievements:

“We are a family-run business and we work very hard to achieve a good quality of blueberries. Our goal is to expand our market reach to other countries.”

GGN: 4050373500436

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