We are a benchmark supplier of cherries in Europe

We are a benchmark supplier of cherries in Europe

A natural mountain environment. An ideal climate for growing cherries

Large enough volumes for covering a long season

Maximum quality from farm to fork

Local skills coupled with the latest R+D to meet the most demanding markets

A natural mountain environment. An ideal climate for growing cherries

Large enough volumes for covering a long season

Maximum quality from farm to fork

Local skills coupled with the latest R+D to meet the most demanding markets

Our facilities are equipped with cutting-edge technology for optimum refrigeration, sizing and classification, and packaging to satisfy the Spanish and European markets with more than 4.000 tonnes of the highest quality cherries.

The fresh products we offer

Cherries

Our cherry production is based on using the highest quality and longest lasting cherry varieties which are currently on the market.

 

The ripening timetable is staggered allowing us to cover our clients’ needs throughout the long harvest. This possible because of the orientation of the orchards and the wide range in their altitude from between 400m and 1000m.  

 

Weather permitting, the season for selling cherries run from April through to August.

Picota Cherries

The traditional Picota cherry is known for its exquisite taste, its crunchy texture, high sugar level and the absence of a stalk. 

 

The distinctive qualities of the Picota Cherry and particularly of the Ambrunes variety (the “Queen of the Picotas”) has been recognised through a Protected Designation of Origin “Cereza de Jerte”

 

Weather permitting, the season for selling Picota cherries runs from May through to August.  

Claudia Plum (Greengage Plum)

Our Claudia plums are a high-quality fruit with a delicious, distinctive taste. 

 

The large number of daylight hours and the ideal harvest times of our production areas means that this plum has a high sugar content and an unmistakable colour.

 

Weather permitting, the season for selling Claudia plums runs through from June to August.

Dried Figs

Our dried figs are a 100% natural product. The figs are dehydrated by means of a handcrafted sun-drying process followed by selection and preparation. Then, they are subjected to robust and strict quality control checks to guarantee food safety and quality. 

 

They are free of any additives or preservatives, simply dried under the Extremadura sun, which gives them an extraordinary and unique taste. 

 

Weather permitting, the season for selling figs runs from October to December.

Chestnuts

Our chestnut production comes from the native plantations in northern Extremadura. 

 

The chestnuts’ sweet taste and non-mealy texture are highly appreciated by our clients

 

Weather permitting, the season for selling chestnuts runs through from October to December.

Organic Farming

Grupo Alba is firmly committed to environmentally-friendly and sustainable agriculture. 

 

We have been authorised to market our organic Picota cherries and other cherries by the competent certifying body in Extremadura.

Our Main Clients

Redressing the balance between local producers and global markets

proveedor cereza europa

Redressing the balance between local producers and global consumer

proveedor cereza europa

Certified Quality.

Since its inception Grupo Alba has been committed to guaranteeing produce that meets food quality and safety standards, as well as farming responsibly, ethically and in an environmentally-friendly manner. 

 

As a result, our products and processes have been certified by accreditation bodies that are pioneers in good agricultural practice certification in the region’s cherry industry. 

 

Our production has also been endorsed with the most sought-after and demanding European certificates in good agricultural practices (GLOBAL- GAP) and good food handling practices (BRC and TESCO). Moreover, Grupo Alba is a member of the Suppliers’ Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX). 

 

Our production has also been certified by the Extremadura Organic Farming Committee (CAEX) and the Regulatory Board for the ‘Cereza del Jerte’ Designation of Origin.

Building bridges between rural production and urban consumers