Fruvedo is an Algerian company, headquartered in Tolga-Biskra, the world source of dates, specializing in the import and export of fresh fruits, vegetables, and dates for over 50 years. It aims to propose only the best in quality terms of products and services that are adapted to the specific needs of our business customers. The Company thus sells more than 3500 – 4000 tonnes of fresh fruit, vegetables, and dates per year. Its strong development potential enables it to respond to the increasing demands by putting its dynamism at the service of its customers.
It is aware of the challenges linked to fresh produce quality and the respect of delivery deadlines.Fruvedo commits to ensuring its clients an optimized distribution channel, by following the internationally recognized standards for processing and packing its products under stringent hygienic conditions, in order to ensure continuous quality control from the source (field) to delivery.
The company is constantly striving to improve its production process, with the ultimate mission of making its products, especially dates, known worldwide for their health benefits and their sweet and delicious taste.
Product Quality Assurance:
Being aware of all development in the field of production over generations and with the help of a complete team of farmers and expert engineers make us able to guarantee the best quality of products through a strong and complete supply chain to offer the best services to our partners and clients
Our experiences with Algerian Deglet Nour
Our region (Tolga, Biskra) is considered the source of global production of this type of dates ( Deglet Nour). Ergo, it helped us to inherit the original traditions and experiences over the generations from forefathers.
Our palm trees are pollinated in February by hand, tree by tree. By the time of harvesting, our harvesters are still climbing palm trees with straps and manual equipment, which leads to many dangers such as falls and injuries. Despite all the dangers, we have inherited these customs from father to son, and we have preserved them to protect this unique knowledge that Algeria possesses.
Historically, the emergence of this type of Dates dates back to a few centuries, but it first spread in the Biskra (Tolga) oases and increased intensively in the twentieth century.
The origin of the “Deglet Nour” palm dates back to the Biskra region, and this region contains 80% of the global production of these dates.
Deglet Nour dates in America
Deglet Nour dates are the most famous dates in America. In 1898, the USA Department of Agriculture created a special section called “Agricultural Explorers” to travel the world and search for new food crops to bring to the United States to grow. By 1904, on the recommendation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and an American botanist named Walter Swingle, it was decided to establish experimental Date gardens by transporting offshoots from Algeria (Tolga, Biskra) to California due to the temperature and soil conditions that mimic the Sahara (Algerian Desert).
Despite the transfer of many offshoots from Algeria to America and the Middle East to produce Deglet Nour, there was a difference in the original taste of the new produced dates due to the lack of many characteristics that are only available in the original country and region, Tolga.