Established in 1989 with main mission to provide all the equipment and means of production for agriculture, and to sell agricultural production in the region in which operates. It has great advantage of being situated in Serra da Padrela, the largest patch of Jewish brown Chestnut, and one of the main centers of chestnut production in Portugal. The company trades annually more than 3500 MT of Chestnut, with 80% of it exported to Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, USA, Canadá and Brazil. It is HACCP Certified, and Global GAP certification expected in 2021.
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Agromontenegro is a supplier situated in Serra Padrela, in the North of Portugal, that produces and manufactures around 3.500 MT per year, of ChestNut Kernel, varieties Judia. The ChestNut from Serra Padrela are DOP.
Junta bags are available for 10 kg, 20 or 25 Kg
AgroMonteNegro Net Bags are available for 5 or 10 Kg
At the warehouse, the ChestNut kernel goes into a machine, where it is calibrated, by sizes. After that, the Chestnut Kernel is boiled for 40 minutes at a temperature of 50º degrees (Cleaning process) and it is dried in a giant fan machine. The Chestnut that aren't good, are excluded during this process.
The orchard in November, Serra da Padrela, North of Portugal
The supplier is preparing the pallets to travel more than a week, so they put 3 open pipes in each pallet, to the Chestnut can breathe. The Chestnut can loose until 10% of the weight during transport.
AgroMontenegro has his own production of Chestnut, but also buys from local producers. They bring the red mesh bags full of Chestnuts, Agromontenegro registers the weights and the origin of the bags, and then the product goes to the calibration and cleaning process.
When the harvest starts, the urchins fall om the soil, and open. The Chestnut Kernel is caught manually, with gloves, because the urchins are very sharp.