QUINTA DE VILAR
Located in the north of Portugal, Quinta de Vilar has a long tradition in the production and storage of Apples
Along with its own production, it establishes partnerships with regional producers, and provides them with technical assistance, to guarantee consistent quality.
The production of Quinta de Vilar and its partners takes place at altitudes between 500m and 900m, which gives the Apple greater crunchiness and better storage capacity.
HECTARES OF OWN PRODUCTION
TONS OF OWN APPLES
TONS FROM PARTNERS
TONS FOR TRADING
Royal Gala Apple
SPECIFICATIONS Native to New Zealand, this medium sized fruit has an elongated cone shape, a medium to long stalk, and a bright red skin, slightly striped on a yellow background. Characteristics The pulp is smooth, sweet, crunchy, aromatic, mildly acidic and fragrant. When harvested, the fruit must have a pulp firmness between 7.0 and 9.0 Kg/cm2 and the refractometric index must be higher than 12% (Brix). Harvest Aug Sep Certifications OTHER VARIETIES CONTACT US
Golden Delicious Apple
SPECIFICATIONS This medium to large sized apple originated in the US state of Virginia at the end of the 19th century. With a green colour that turns golden-yellow as it ripens, it can occasionally take on an orange blush. The skin may present some roughness (russeting) in the stem cavity. Characteristics The pulp is light cream-coloured, sweet, juicy, firm, aromatic, slightly acidic and fragrant. When harvested the fruit must have a pulp firmness between 7.0 and 9.0 Kg/cm2 and the refractometric index must be higher than 12% (Brix). Harvest Sep Oct
Red Delicious Apple
SPECIFICATIONS Native to the USA (Iowa), it is an appreciated apple due to its good storage qualities, and it is characterised by medium-large sizes. An elongated fruit, cone-shaped, irregularly ribbed (5 lobes near the stem cavity), with a medium, slanted stalk and an intense red skin. Characteristics The pulp is soft, cream-coloured, juicy, firm, sweet, aromatic, with little acidity, very pleasant and fragrant. When harvested, the fruit must have a pulp firmness between 7.0 and 8 Kg/cm2 and the refractometric index must be higher than 12%. (Brix).
Granny Smith Apple
SPECIFICATIONS This apple originated in Eastwood, New South Wales, Australia in 1868 and has a bright green colour. The skin of the fruit is quite dense which provides the pulp with good protection and resistance to handling. Characteristics The pulp is juicy, off-white, and crunchy, with a bitter taste and high acidity. When harvested, the fruit must have a pulp firmness between 7.0 and 9.0 Kg/cm2 and the refractometric index must be higher than 12% (Brix).
SPECIFICATIONS The Fuji Apple is a clone that originated in Fujisaki, (Aomori, Japan), in the late 1930s, and began to be marketed in 1962. The name Fuji comes from "Fujisaki". Nevertheless, the origin of this name is often confused, as people believe it comes from Mount Fuji. The fruit has a smooth (but not shiny) skin and a faded red colour, on a creamy white background. It is more opaque than other apples and may have golden spots or be striped. Characteristics The pulp is dense and crunchy, light yellow in colour, juicy, firm, aromatic, with a sweet taste and low acidity. When harvested, the fruit should have a pulp firmness between 7.0 and 9.0 Kg/cm2, as well as a refractometric index higher than 12% (Brix), which can reach 16 - 18%.
Bravo de Esmolfe Apple
SPECIFICATIONS Apple with a whitish yellow colour, a round cone shape and its size is medium to small. The skin is thin and sensitive to handling. Characteristics The pulp is soft, whitish in colour, smooth, sweet, aromatic, with very little acidity and fragrant. When harvested, the fruit must have a pulp firmness between 6.0 and 7.0 Kg/cm2 and the refractometric index must be higher than 12% (Brix).
Capacity and Technology
Cold Capacity and Atmosphere
Stores equipped with innovative technology that automatically regulates storage conditions to optimum levels.Learn More
MAF Roda water sorting machine with 16 lanes.Learn More
Tray Packing Line
Packing line in cardboard box with rapid pack.Learn More
Bag Packing Line
Automatic bag packing line, with weight optimisation.Learn More
Tray and Bushel Box Packing Line
Cardboard box or bushel packing, with automatic palletiser.Learn More
Quinta de Vilar was the birthplace of the production of dried apples under the brand Fruut.
Quinta de Vilar has always been guided by the constant implementation of cutting-edge techniques and procedures.
We seek the implementation of responsible and conscious production and consumption models.