- The fruit-growers
- The products
- Blue Whale : The company
... with some days late like all varieties in North (...)Read more
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According to Françoise Roch, her job is a vocation.
She is chairwoman of the Quercy Soleil cooperative and she shares a farm of 60 ha with two associates and 4 seasonal workers. The environment respect is essential for her. She is aware of any new methods allowing to reduce treatments and (...)Read more
A group of fruit-growers formed from 1950 onwards.
Today, 200 fruit-growers operate under the Blue Whale banner in France’s finest fruit-growing regions (South-west, South-east, Alps and Loire Valley).
Blue Whale has proved itself to be a major specialist in apples and is France’s leading apple exporter. The Blue Whale range is completed by plums, grapes, strawberries and kiwis.
Like their emblem, the blue whale, Blue Whale fruit has a long tradition for migrating.
As France’s leading apple exporter, Blue Whale now serves a combined total of over 70 export destinations for all types of production.
Because we live exclusively from the fruits of the earth, we feel a special responsibility towards this nature that provides us with our living, and towards our customers (distributors and consumers).
Combining quality and quantity :
Blue Whale has always remained true to the spirit of its pioneer fruit-growers. The company has successfully created an economic model previously unknown in the fruit industry that allows it to fulfil orders for the major French distributors and importers while guaranteeing the quality found only in small-scale production.
Responsible agriculture, committed fruit-growers :
Responsible fruit-growing is based first and foremost on observation and the use of natural methods to fight against harmful elements that may threaten our crops (disease, fungi, lichen, aphids, etc.). Our fruit-growers only spray if necessary and use only approved products in appropriate doses. Systematic phytosanitary treatment is banned from our orchards! If one of our fruit-growers contravenes the rule, he runs the risk of being immediately excluded from the Blue Whale group.
The fruit of innovation :
Innovation is a key issue for Blue Whale. Our agricultural engineers focus their efforts on two areas of research: