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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.

Our products

NUMBER ONE SUPPLIER IN THE WORLD

Conference

SWEET – CRUNCHY – NUTRITIOUS – WHOLESOME

Appearance
Green, bronzed, slim pear. Becomes slightly yellow when ripening.

Taste
The white flesh becomes more yellow as the pear ripens. Sweet, delicate taste and juicy. A typical table pear.

Picking
From mid-August until the end of September.

Storage
Extremely good storage qualities. Before displaying the pears, store them in the coolest possible place (at between 1 to 3 °C).

EXCLUSIVELY AT BFV

Sweet Sensation

DELICIOUSLY JUICY – LOVE AT FIRST BITE

Appearance
Conically shaped, robust pear with a beautiful red striped bloom.

Taste
White flesh. Extremely juicy, sweet and aromatic. Very delicious pear.

Picking
End of September.

Storage
Good storage properties. Before displaying the pears, store them in the coolest possible place (at between 1 to 3 °C).

EXCLUSIVELY AT BFV

Joly Red

INTENSE RED – EXTREMELY SWEET

Appearance
Large apple, nicely rounded and intense dark red.

Taste
It’s a crunchy, very sweet apple.

Picking
End of September

Storage
Extremely good storage apple the whole year. Keep cool.

NEW - EXCLUSIVELY AT BFV

Morgana

VIBRANT RED COLOUR – EXTREMELY JUICY
– SWEET, AROMATIC TASTE – FIRM TEXTURE

Appearance
Morgana® is an attractive apple with bright red skin and light yellow hues.

Taste
Morgana® is a very crunchy apple with a balanced aroma; characterized by tropical and aromatic flavors. Rich in vitamin C, refreshing and thirst-quenching.

Picking
From mid-September to early October.

Storage
Very good storage apple all year round. Keep cool.

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Belgica

refined authentic Belgian flavour
– ultra thin peel

Appearance
Medium-sized apple with a carmine red colour against an intense green background.

Taste
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.

Picking
From end August to mid-September

Storage
Belgica is an autumn apple and really comes to the fore in September - October.

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Redlove

RED ON THE OUTSIDE AND RED ON THE INSIDE
– CULINARY SPECIALTY

Appearance
Small apple with red skin and red flesh.

Taste
Apple with rich aromas and a fresh, sour-sweet taste. Very decorative because of the red pulp. Versatile use in gastronomy and industry.

Picking
Late September - early October

Storage
Redlove can be stored until the end of December. Keep cool.

Product range

  • 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

Trump cards

  • 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

Sustainability

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.

Mission

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.

Meet our team

Meet Marc Evrard

Commercial Director

marc.evrard@bfv.be

Meet Davy Smets

Sales Eastern Europe

davy.smets@bfv.be

Meet Diether Everaerts

Sales Central Europe

diether.everaerts@bfv.be

Meet Bart Derwael

Sales France & overseas areas

bart.derwael@bfv.be

Meet Ann Beringhs

Meet Gunther De Vadder

Sales organic worldwide

gunther.de.vadder@bfv.be

Meet Karine Lefèvre

Meet Kristof Van Horenbeeck

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Contact us

BFV cvba

Montenakenweg 800

3800 Sint-Truiden

Belgium

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