All about BFV.
The biggest cooperative of fruit growers in Belgium
The BFV is Belgium’s biggest cooperative of professional top fruit growers, one of the largest in Europe and the biggest supplier of Conference pears worldwide. 85% of BFV fresh produce is destined for export outside of Belgium, with an outlook on developing and expanding sales in newer markets such as China, India, Indonesia and Brazil, with a heavy focus on its successful Truval® brand
BFV is the number one supplier of Conference pears in the world and currently developing the Red Conference®. Other quality apple varieties from BFV are Joly Red®, Red Prince, Jonagored and our newest apple variety Morgana®. BFV also produces up to 4,000 tonnes of cherries every year. Additionally, BFV is the market leader in Belgium in growing organic fruits.
ConferenceSWEET – CRUNCHY – NUTRITIOUS – WHOLESOME
Green, bronzed, slim pear. Becomes slightly yellow when ripening.
The white flesh becomes more yellow as the pear ripens. Sweet, delicate taste and juicy. A typical table pear.
From mid-August until the end of September.
Extremely good storage qualities. Before displaying the pears, store them in the coolest possible place (at between 1 to 3 °C).
Sweet SensationDELICIOUSLY JUICY – LOVE AT FIRST BITE
Conically shaped, robust pear with a beautiful red striped bloom.
White flesh. Extremely juicy, sweet and aromatic. Very delicious pear.
End of September.
Good storage properties. Before displaying the pears, store them in the coolest possible place (at between 1 to 3 °C).
Joly RedINTENSE RED – EXTREMELY SWEET
Large apple, nicely rounded and intense dark red.
It’s a crunchy, very sweet apple.
End of September
Extremely good storage apple the whole year. Keep cool.
MorganaVIBRANT RED COLOUR – EXTREMELY JUICY
– SWEET, AROMATIC TASTE – FIRM TEXTURE
Morgana® is an attractive apple with bright red skin and light yellow hues.
Morgana® is a very crunchy apple with a balanced aroma; characterized by tropical and aromatic flavors. Rich in vitamin C, refreshing and thirst-quenching.
From mid-September to early October.
Very good storage apple all year round. Keep cool.
Belgicarefined authentic Belgian flavour
– ultra thin peel
Medium-sized apple with a carmine red colour against an intense green background.
Thanks to its origins, a hybrid of different standard apple trees, Belgica has a nostalgic flavour and a pleasant aroma that only really comes to the fore after a day at room temperature.
From end August to mid-September
Belgica is an autumn apple and really comes to the fore in September - October.
RedloveRED ON THE OUTSIDE AND RED ON THE INSIDE
– CULINARY SPECIALTY
Small apple with red skin and red flesh.
Apple with rich aromas and a fresh, sour-sweet taste. Very decorative because of the red pulp. Versatile use in gastronomy and industry.
Late September - early October
Redlove can be stored until the end of December. Keep cool.
- Pears: Conference - Doyenné du Comice - Durondeau - Alexander Lucas
- New varieties: Sweet Sensation – Red Conference® – Bel’Ami® - Pink Surprise®
- Apples: Jonagold - Jonagored - Golden Reinders - Boskoop – Braeburn
- New varieties: Belgica® – Greenstar- Joly Red® – Redlove® - Morgana®
- Strawberries: Elsanta – Sonata
- New varieties: Charlotte – Clery – Portola – Malling Centenary
- Cherries: (strong increase in quantity available) Kordia - Lapins - Regina – Sweetheart
- Our own highly flexible packaging lines
- Fruit available in every different packaging (pallet boxes - cases - small packs).
- All divisions are BRC, IFS and QS certificated
- Brand new cherry hydrocooling and packing line
- 90.000.000 kg ULO cooling capacity
- Leader in Belgium for organic pears, apples and cherries
Fruit from BFV is the benchmark of the best fruit from the growers of the Belgian Fruit Valley. Our growers apply the strictest standards in terms of cultivation methods, hygiene, food safety, internal quality of the fruit (including ripeness, sugar content, hardness) and external quality (including flawlessness of the skin, color).All our fruit is carefully checked at every stage (from tree and soil to the finished product leaving the BFV). Our growers voluntarily submit themselves to extra checks in the field of product quality, food safety and hygiene. These inspections are not only carried out by us, but also by recognized, independent laboratories and inspection bodies. Almost 90% of our sales volume is certified according to the GlobalGAP standard.
All fruit from BFV is guaranteed to be environmentally friendly cultivated. In addition, all our products also meet the requirements of so-called "integrated cultivation". This involves the use of the natural enemies of harmful insects and other harmful organisms (for example, the beneficial ladybugs eat the harmful aphids).In addition, the BFV is committed to sustainable entrepreneurship. Based on the 17 sustainable development goals of the United Nations, we undertake actions to promote sustainable solutions concerning People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership. We thus guarantee that our fruit is cultivated with respect to the environment and the people.
The main goal of the BFV is to create a sustainable income for all our member fruit growers. The overall quality of our fruit, client oriented service, safeguarded by the strictest food safety procedures are paramount.
The combination of the innovative leadership of the BFV, the super fertile soils of the country and the professionalism of the Belgian fruit growers, is the perfect recipe to guarantee consumers from all over the world a high quality of Belgian fruit. The strong quality system creates a recognizable and exclusive range for the fruit trade.
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