Protofanousi handles over 24,000 tons annually between October and May and ranks at the top of the Greek companies that market kiwis.
Almost all of the production is of the Hayward variety and comes from Pieria, Larisa, Kavala and Arta, among the most suitable areas in Europe for kiwi growing.
All production is certified by GlobalGAP and GRASP. The fruit is stored in state-of-the-art company owned cooling rooms located in Nea Ephesos, Pieria and the packing takes place in the company-owned BRC, IFS, ISO22000 and SMETA certified packing house in Ionia, Thessaloniki. The fruit is transported in privately owned refrigerator trucks from production to packing.
Continuous monitoring of kiwi orchards, oversight of harvesting by agricultural experts, and determination of the right stage of ripeness for the desired values of sugars and dry matter ensure the high quality of the fruit.
Thanks to the advanced technology of Protofanousi’s storage facilities, the fruit is kept under ideal conditions, contributing to a product that can maintain its quality characteristics –flavor and firmness –for an extended period.
Countries the company exports kiwi fruit to include China and other countries in South-East Asia, the Middle East, most European countries, South Africa, the USA and Canada.
Kiwis are packed as follows;
|Description||Net Weight||Dimensions||Cases/Pallet 100x120cm|
|Single layer carton||3kg||50x30x7||256|
|Covered carton 10kg||10kg||40x30x20||110|
|Single layer carton||5kg||60x40x7||160|
Kiwis can be kept in the kitchen refrigerator for about 4 weeks. If you want to ripen them, put them in a bag - preferably a paper bag - along with a banana or an apple for a day or two.