Directed by Alexandre Grard, GRADILIS Production is entirely dedicated to the culture and packaging of the Americano-Japanese plums. This activity was started in the 1990’s thanks to the exclusive granting of the rights on the new plums’ varieties, like TC Sun and October Sun.
The 20 ha orchard, using fruiting wall system management, allows both high mechanization and reduced manpower costs. The total coverage of the orchard with a net guaranties fruits’ protection against climatic effects (hail, wind) and insures a high pack out level. The development of mechanical technologies – such as Eclairvale® for the thinning – improves furthermore the industrialization process of the fruits culture, starting with the fruit set thinning. Simultaneously, fruits harvesting procedures have been substantially optimized and we have chosen to manage plums’ packaging in the dedicated fruit packhouse located in our Mas de Cannes site.
Closely bind with the Blue Whale cooperative since the creations of ADIPAJ (Association de Développement Intégré des Prunes Américano-Japonaises) and the brand Estiva, GRADILIS Production also sales its entire plums’ production to this historical partner.