Countries of origin Peru, Guatemala, Ethiopia, Egypt, Morocco, Zimbabwe
Cultivation method Conventional / Organic
Branding Primeale and Own label
Packaging Ask your account manager about the possibilities
As the name suggests, sugar snaps are crunchy and sweet. Sugar snaps look a bit like mangetout, but they are a lot rounder and sweeter. When harvested, the seeds are still in the pod and not yet ripe. This is what gives them the delicious, distinctive sweet taste. With a short cooking time, sugar snaps remain crisp and fresh green.
Why Primeale United's sugar snaps?
European player with over 15 years of experience
Year-round supply security through a variety of cultivation locations
Optimal cultivation guidance by our experienced agronomists
Maximum shelf life due to 100% cooled chain
Origin and availability
Our sugar snaps are grown year-round at our various cultivation locations in Ethiopia, Egypt, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Peru and Guatemala.
Cultivation calender Sugar Snaps
In Ethiopia, we work with local farmers and produce sugar snaps six months a year. Because the Ethiopian production sites are located on higher ground, it is possible to grow sugar snaps even in challenging periods.
The Egyptian winters are perfect for growing our crisp sugar snaps.
At our own cultivation location in Morocco, the sugar snaps get enough sunlight to grow well between the end of February and the end of May.
Zimbabwe is located in the southern hemisphere of Africa. That means that when it is summer in the Netherlands, it is winter in Zimbabwe. It is precisely those winter temperatures in Zimbabwe that give our sugar snaps that delicious, familiar taste.
Did you know that in Peru, we largely work with small growers who are represented by a cooperative? About 420 growers receive a fair price for the sugar snaps they cultivate.
From late October to mid-May, sugar snaps are grown in this Central American country. In Guatemala we work with 743 small growers who are united in a cooperation.
Certification and safeguarding quality
Primeale United represents quality and does all it can to guarantee this. We ensure we have sufficient knowledge and expertise available to serve suppliers and clients optimally. All our products are compliant with the required certifications for food safety and social and environmental standards.