Area of production:
Aragón: Varies grown in the Ebro Valley ripen later than in Western Spain, but plums grown here have the highest sugar content in the whole of Europe.
Andalucía: Varieties grown in the south ripen earlier than anywhere else. They are noted for their quality and the fineness of their skin and are suitable for markets where the appearance of the fruit is particularly important.
Extremadura: The varieties grown here ripen later than in the south of Spain. These varieties have equally fine skin and the fruit here has a higher sugar content than plums grown in the south.
The sheer quantity and range of varieties means sizes vary greatly. The smallest varieties measure 40 mm whereas larger ones can measure up to 70 mm.
From 4 to 8 pounds depending on the variety
From 10 to 18º Brix. Plums grown in Spain have more flavour than those grown elsewhere in Europe such as in Italy or France.
Starting with early-ripening varieties such as Red Beauty through to others such as Black Amber or Carolina and late-ripeners such as Songold and Larry Anne, to name but a few
All types of packaging formats, from 0.5 kg punnets (net and flow-pack) up to 2 kg and 5 kg boxes and honeycomb packs.