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This blog article will have a particularly citrusy flavour as it concerns the increasingly popular persimmons (also known as Kaki) and clementines.  Although these fruits are traditionally seen late in the year (Christmas), we couldn’t resist sharing this packaging story filled with vitamin C.

The persimmon market has been steadily growing over the last few years, particularly in Spain where it is reaching an annual production of 50,000 MT.  Likewise, the production of clementines is also strengthening.  Continuing on the Spanish developments mentioned in “You say Zucchini, I say Courgette”, Spanish sellers have also been looking for packaging alternatives to wooden crates which have traditionally been used to transport citrus fruits.

Juan Marin, chairman of Pro-export, the Murcia fruit and vegetable growers-exporters’ association in Spain, has stated that the costs to growers of using plastic crates are significantly higher than those of using corrugated packaging.