The Hans Kuffer Fruchthandel GmbH in Munich has welcomed the first shipments of Greek asparagus on 25.2.2019. A second delivery is expected this week (on Thursday) in the company warehouse of the Munich-based company, confirms Theo Hatzivassiliadis, sales manager of the company. "The quality is very good, but due to the weather, there is a little delay in the first arrivals of this season, so we expect to be able to supply the big chains reasonably well from the middle of March onwards."
Owner Peter Kuffer at his stall in the Munich Grossmarkthalle
Extension of the Peruvian season
The Munich-based wholesaler has been stocking Greek asparagus for about 8 years and purchases these goods exclusively from several suppliers in four growing areas of Greece. Some of the goods go directly to the food retail trade, partly to neighboring countries (Italy & France). "Normally the first shipments arrive somewhere in late February, so we've received several inquiries from LEH stores in recent weeks, and the cold spell in Greece means we can not meet this demand right now."
Despite the low availability of Greek asparagus, the first batches were marketed this week, primarily to restaurateurs and hotels. At the moment, however, it can not be ruled out that regional LEH branches will be able to be supplied occasionally, starting next week. "At the moment, however, 22+ asparagus, is the main type, as the 16+ caliber is arriving more and more," explains Hatzivassiliadis.
Fresh asparagus from Greek soil
Although the current delays will inevitably continue to be felt during the season, the wholesaler is initially assuming the prices will be good. "Because at the moment there are no German asparagus, only Dutch greenhouse products."
For more information:
Hans Kuffer Fruchthandel GmbH
GF: Peter Kuffer & Theo Hatzivassiliadis
Großmarkthalle - Halle I
Stand 5 & 6, 15 & 16
Schäftlarnstr. 10, 81371 München
Telephone: +49 89 / 74 11 83 90 oder +49 89 / 77 41 75
Fax-Nr.: +49 89 / 74 11 83 93 oder +49 89 / 77 41 72