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Leopoldo Sánchez, of Agroponiente:

Spain: "Good results for green and Raf tomatoes this campaign"

Grupo Agroponiente, with its specialist tomato company Vegacañada, has made an initial assessment of its Green and Raf tomato line, which has obtained "magnificent results" for the second year in a row, according to its manager, Leopoldo Sánchez. This line features ribbed tomatoes, with the Raf as top representative, and smooth tomatoes, also known as salad tomatoes.

Sanchez stressed that "this is the second year for our new Green and Raf Tomato line. The goal had been to do as well as in the first, but we have exceeded those expectations, providing a quality service to the growers and a great product to our customers. For Leopoldo Sánchez, the producers are mostly the ones to thank for this success, given that "they strive to offer a product with a top flavor and quality, and we will try to continue on the path they have established."

The head of the Green and Raf tomato line claims that "we do very important work to ensure growers obtain the maximum profit possible from their production. We spare no resources to make our entire marketing structure available to them."

Leopoldo Sanchez also says that "the markets that most appreciate highly tasty tomatoes are the Spanish ones of Bilbao, Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. There are some exports, but Spain remains the main market."

Lastly, Sanchez explains that "there are many ribbed tomato varieties in existence, although the Raf is the most popular one, as it stands out in terms of flavor. The seed houses are already working in other varieties with a greater resistance to bad weather; therefore, can be found all year round. The flavor of the Raf is very characteristic and unique, being able to enjoy from the month of December to May ".


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