The excellent quality of our pecans, added to the seriousness and responsibility of our exporters, allow us to satisfy the most demanding customers. The sector’s priority is to implement optimal technologies for crop management that guarantee the quality and safety of the fruit from the tree. The harvest is usually carried out with mechanized equipment, and nuts are taken to cleaning plants where processes of cleaning, drying, removal of light nuts, inspection and selection, sizing, bagging and final quality control are performed. Finished batches are subjected to quality analysis under international standards in order to determine the key parameters for their commercialization.
Inshell pecans for export are usually packed in 20kg white propylene bags since, due to their size, the destination is mostly to Southeast Asia. Shelled pecans are generally delivered in 10kg boxes with 5kg vacuum packed bags inside. In both cases, the cargo is shipped to the destination markets in 40-feet reefer containers.
Argentina’s first pecan export was a shipment of 7 tons to Italy in 2004, but it was not until 2010 when exports began in increasing volumes year after year, reaching 632 tons in 2019. By 2021 we expect to export 1,000 tons [MLE1] and maintain this growth rate over the next few years, keeping up with the increasing production.
Today, Argentine pecans reach markets such as the United States, Europe, Brazil, Russia, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.