Detailed Product Description
Gherkins in bulk: (Barrels / Drums – 240 L / 260 L)
Gherkins are properly graded, sorted, culled, soaked and washed before being put into packaging medium in barrels (240L, 260L) of high density polyethylene certified for storage of food products.
1. Gherkins Preserved in Vinegar
2. Gherkins Preserved in Acetic Acid
3. Gherkins Preserved in Brine
We can also customizes the product according to the customer’s specifications
1. Based on count per Kilo – 10/20, 20/30, 30/40, 40/60, 60/80, 80/100, 100/160, 160/300 and 300+
2. Length of the Gherkins – 1-4 cm, 3-6 cm, 6-9 cm, 9-12 cm
We can also provide the gherkins of any length and count according to buyer’s specifications
gherkins through the contract farming arrangement with a huge network of farmers in and around Dindigul. The company’s farm division takes care of the selection of field, monitoring procurement of greens from the farmers. The farmers enter into a buy back agreement with the company. The company supplies seeds and fertilizers of approved quality to the farmers. The company selects the contract farmers considering a number of vital factors like soil fertility, water availability, climate, logistics etc.
The Company’s farm– division is headed by senior manager and supported by field supervisors, field officers, buying officers and logistics staff. Farm-division works out a sowing plan according to the needs of the company. The farm team guides the farmers in crop management all through the duration of the crop. The farmers are obliged to produce Gherkins as per the guidelines laid down by the company. Thus ensuring that the Gherkins of prescribed quality are delivered on time.
The greens are inspected thoroughly before being fed to the processing line. The first step is the culling of the fruits to remove unacceptable fruits. After culling, the fruits are graded according to the different sizes require. The graded fruits are then soaked in water and machine washed to remove dirt. The cleaned fruit is then filled up to the specific height in cleaned barrels. Preservative media is prepared as per customer specification and charged into the filled barrels. The preservation process is monitored depending on the media. The final product is thoroughly checked by quality and control team before shipment to the customer. All the machines involved in the production line are designed to meet the stringent food safety standards needed by European, and U.S. customers.
Weeding and staking:
Weeding, as and when required, followed by top dressing and raking up the earth will be necessary as the crop is of short duration and heavy fertilization is done. After 16-20 days, staking is done with wooden stakes of 2.4 metre length and 5 cm diameter held serially by galvanized iron wire, at top and bottom, with jute thread joining them. The vines should be manually trained to grow along the jute thread. Staking makes the plant stand straight, facilitates ventilation and makes all cultural operations, like weeding and harvesting, easier and faster. Vines with no stakes to climb on are more susceptible to diseases.