Elbe-Obst Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH
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Apples from Germany, directly from the grower.Elbe-Obst consists of the Erzeugerorganisation r.V. (producer organization), the Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH (distribution company) and the Fruchtverarbeitung mbH (fruit processing). Cultivation and marketing therefore come from a sole source.
The Elbe Fruit Producers Organization founded in 1968 is a consortium of 350 fruit growers, that cultivates core, stone and berry fruits in an area of about 6,000 hectares. Elbe-Obst Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH is a joint venture of fruit wholesalers and the Elbe-Obst Erzeugerorganisation r. V. Together they supply the food retailing, the processing industry, the export market and the convenience sector. Elbe-Obst Fruchtverarbeitung mbH also operates a convenience factory.
The growing region "Altes Land" lies on the left bank of the Elbe, on the west of Hamburg. The annual fruit production rates are above an average of 150,000 t, where the apple is the most important product. The grouping, sorting, processing and packaging of the fruit producers takes place at the sorting and packaging stations in the growing region.
Elbe-Obst is certified according to QS, EUREPGAP as well as IFS-Cash&Carry and IFS-Broker. In addition to Elstar, Jonagold, Jonagored, Red Boskoop, Gloster, Holsteiner Cox, Braeburn and Gala, the apple brands Red Prince, Rubens, Kanzi, Rockit and in the future Kissabel and Sweetango are grown in the region.
Organic goods are also certified according to Naturland. Special organic varieties are Antares, Topaz, Red Pinova, Santana and Natyra. In addition, the above mentioned main varieties are also produced in organic farming.
The main pear varieties in the growing area are Alexander Lucas, Conference and Delicious of Charneux. Condo is the most important pear in organic farming.
The soft fruit includes sweet and sour cherries, plums and prunes, strawberries, raspberries, red and green gooseberries, black and red currants and blackberries. Especially the protected sweet cherry cultivation under a foil roof is steadily increasing.
The convenience range includes whole peeled apples, cubes, segments, rings, slices, strips, etc. All products are deliverable frozen or fresh. In addition, a finely strained puree is produced.
Dried apple chips from our own production are characterized by a very low residual moisture. This creates the unique crunch.