A leading exporter
Chile has been exporting fruit for hundreds of years. With all the experience gained during this time, it’s no wonder Chile is recognized, not only as the largest fruit exporter in the Southern Hemisphere, but also as one of the world’s premier fruit suppliers. Chile exports more than 2.6 million tons of fruit annually to more than 100 countries across the globe. As they say in Spanish, “¡Increible!”.
A privileged geography
An agricultural paradise, Chile boasts an incomparable combination of natural geographic barriers: To the north? The Atacama Desert. The west? The Pacific Ocean. To the east? The Andes Mountains. And the Patagonia ice fields to the south. The second longest country in the world, Chile boasts seven different climates. All told, Chilean geography lends itself to the formation of rich and fertile soil, which in turn yields a wealth of fresh fruit. Chile is — quite simply — geographically blessed.
Diversity and quality — any time
From the planet’s driest desert to vast glacial fields, Chile embodies some of nature’s extremes. And some of nature’s finest. Lush, fertile valleys and nutrient–dense volcanic soils produce an abundance of fresh fruits. With fruit available all year long, this is a country unfamiliar with the concept of “not in season.” Rather, flavor and selection thrive here, no matter what the calendar says.
Be it in kids’ lunches, on–the–go smoothies, nutritious salads, dining room fruit bowls, or featured in restaurant menus and produce markets, Chilean fresh fruit options abound all four seasons.
In winter, Chile basks in sun–soaked splendor, boasting fresh fruit favorites like cherries, blueberries, grapes, peaches, plums, and nectarines. And in summer, Chile doesn’t rest. Rather, Chile is at it again, this time with kiwifruit and citrus. And let’s not forget apples, pears, avocados, and all the other delicious fruits available from Chile.
The best part? Every time you bite into a tasty piece of fresh Chilean fruit, you can take comfort, knowing it meets or exceeds global requirements and safety standards. And certainly global deliciousness standards!
Facts and benefits at a glance
- Chile exports more than 2.6 million tons of fresh fruit annually to more than 100 countries across the global.
- The second longest country in the world, Chile boasts seven different climates, from desert to Mediterranean to subtropical.
- From kids’ lunches and dining room fruit bowls to restaurant menus and produce markets, Chilean fresh fruit options abound, all year round.
- In winter, Chile boasts fresh fruit favorites like blueberries, grapes, peaches, plums, and nectarines. And in summer, it’s kiwifruit and citrus, and more.
- Each bite into a tasty piece of fresh Chilean fruit comes with the knowledge that it meets or exceeds global requirements and safety standards.