Georgian chestnuts to be sold on Russian shelves
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 29
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Georgian fruits and vegetable exporter Nene Fructs company plans to supply chestnuts grown in the Georgian Kobuleti region to Russia from the end of summer, said Head of the Nene Fructs company Levan Benashvili, Trend reports citing Georgian media.
The exporter plans to ship up to 500 tons of chestnut to Russia, with the estimated export value of $2 per kilogram.
"As a trial batch, last year we sent 200 tons of chestnuts to Russia; we did not expect that it would raise such an interest. Thus, we were completely unprepared, and this year we purchased a special plant for processing chestnuts," Benashvili said.
According to him, the headquarters for the collection and processing of chestnuts will open in Kobuleti on August 28.
Previously, the company's chestnuts were mainly sold on the local market and were exported in small quantities to Azerbaijan.
According to the data for 2019, during the season, a kilogram of chestnuts at retail costs an average of 2.5 lari (almost 80 cents).
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