Europe´s leading cherry supplier, the Agrupación de Cooperativas Valle del Jerte, is the collective work of fourteen companies whose degree of specialization, organization, and flexibility places them among the most competent European companies in seasonal fruit production and commercialization. The Cooperative are certified suppliers of the Denominación de Origin ¨Jerte Cherry,¨ the symbol Marketuno.com repeatedly emphasizes as being representative of quality in Spanish food products. Jerte cherries are primarily made up of the red Picota variety, one known for its outstanding quality, juiciness, and balanced flavour.
The Jerte cherry region, apart from their seven century production history in Extremadura, Spain, makes up the largest area devoted to this fruit in all of Europe. Worth noting is the Valley´s recent initiative to include the production of organic cherries in the region, a decision that involved an obligatory three year preparation period for the land to pass European organic standards. Starting off with a relatively small production total of 5,000 kg., the Agrupación de Cooperativas Valle del Jerte, as the largest cherry producer in the Jerte Valley, are the leaders of this pioneering move. The majority of these cherries are exported, primarily to the United Kingdom.
However, the product line offered by the Agrupación de Cooperativas Valle del Jerte includes, but is not limited to the production of cherries. The following is a list of the products the Cooperative commercializes:
-Fresh and preserved cherries (On the market from mid-to-late April until mid-August)
-Other fresh fruit, including raspberries, blackberries, currants, bilberries, gooseberries, and greengages.
-Jerte valley figs and chestnuts
-A wide range of fruit-based liquors and eau-de-vie.
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