Operations in Peru
Camet Trading is a modern and dynamic business and the newest member of the Westfalia Fruit Group. The company has over 15 years of experience in the production, processing and commercialisation of high-quality fresh and processed avocados and fruits for the most demanding consumers worldwide.
The company provides technical support to more than more than 100 growers from 1,800 hectares throughout the country’s coast and highlands. Although we are specialists in avocados and rank in fourth place among Peruvian exporters of the Hass avocado variety, our product lines extend to mangoes, grapes, blueberries, pomegranate, mandarin and sweet passionfruit.
At our Camet Nursery, located in the Chilca district 60km south of Lima and in Limatambo in the Cuzco province, we manage highly-productive Hass avocado plantations through clonal propagation by means of different rootstocks such as Dusa, Duke 7, Degania, Lula and others.
We are a socially and environmentally responsible company. Our commitment to good agricultural practices starts with environmental care and continues with the people who inhabit these environments.
Camet Trading works exclusively with fields accredited by GlobalGAP, Tesco, Albert Heijn, Sedex Smetta, with small, medium and large producers along the Peruvian coast and highlands. As the company is constantly searching for new growers, we have an in-house accreditation support team to ensure the highest fruit quality by the highest standards of the industry.
We also work with two packhouses: the Torre Blanca processing plant located in Huaral, and the Sunfruits plant located in Ica. Each plant meets the highest safety standards and the most modern infrastructure and are accredited with HACCAP, BRC, BASC, Sedex Smetta, and Field to Fork.
Avocados are high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), reduce the risk of heart disease, and have great anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, they protect eye health and improve digestion.
- Greenskin avocados include Fuerte and Zutano.
- When they are harvested, the mature fruit is a green colour and the fruit peel remains green once the avocado is ripe.
- Greenskin cultivars have thin skins, which can be easily peeled when the fruit is ripe.
- Darkskin Hass avocados.
- They are also green in colour when physiologically mature, at the time of harvest. As they ripen, the fruit’s skin turns dark purple to black, indicating ripeness.
- The darkskin’s textured, ‘pebbly’ skin is thicker than a greenskin’s and cannot be as easily peeled. The harder skin protects these avocado cultivars from bruising easily, and facilitates scooping of the flesh with a spoon.
- Darkskins are easy to handle and merchandise, making them the ideal cultivar for ready-to-eat fresh retail fruit.