Chestnuts from the Genal Valley

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Chestnuts from the Genal Valley
The chestnut tree
The co-operative
location
Quality control
Contact
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The Valley

The Genal Valley (Valle de Genal) is situated in the beautiful Ronda mountains, in the province of Malaga (Southern Andalusia), According to traditon, even in the anclent times chestnut formed part of the valley agriculture and since then has become one of the main sources of food and income for the local population.


The chestnut tree

The climate and terrain of this area provide the deal conditlons for the chestnut trees, which yield a steady production throughout the year. They are perfectly integrated in the environment and are free from the diseases which normally threaten this species. Thanks to their early season and optimum size and quality, the Genal Valley chestnut is one of the most highy valued in Spain.


The co-operative

For the last few years the major part of the Genal Valley's chestnut production is commercialized by the Cooperativa Castañas Valle del Genal, whose plant, ln the village of Pujerra, is one of the most technologically advanced in Europe. With installations coverng 2.OO0 m2, its production reaches 2.000.000 kg during the 4O-day harvest period. Average production is 50.OO0 kg per day, maximum output 75.000 kg per day. The processing of the freshly harvested chestnut (classiflcation, curng, brushng, polishing) respects natural processes.


Location


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Quality control

  • Rapid harvesting.
  • Previous quality control of the chestnut.
  • Processing of the chestnut on the day of harvest.
  • Sterilization of the chestnut according to European regulations.
  • lnmediate storage under maximun preservations conditions (temperat re and relative humidity).
  • Rapid and safe transport.


Contact

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Tlf. +34 952 11 43 30 // 660 13 79 10

Fax +34 952 11 49 96

Castañas Valle del Genal, S.C.A.

C/ Loma de la Hiedra, s/n

29450 Pujerra (Málaga) España