ClemenGold International is about as perfect as a fruit producer gets: passionate about its craft and professional in the way it conducts business; a supplier not only dedicated to environmental and social care, but one we can always rely on to bring you fresh, top-quality fruit. And about that fruit – a variety of mandarin, it’s also called ClemenGold and is deliciously sweet, easy to peel and very nearly seedless. Here, we look at the way it’s grown and the flavour it offers.
We’ve worked with ClemenGold for three years. Because the fruit comes from a network of farms that span continents, the company is able to supply a natural yield for seven to eight months a year – this means what you see in store only ever gets there once it’s met standards for quality, both in terms of taste and production.
The fruit is harvested with great care and attention. Pickers wait, patiently, for the ClemenGold to develop the optimum skin colour – a dazzling orange – before plucking it from sun-kissed trees. Just the right amount of stem is left attached so the fruits won’t damage or blemish one another on the journey from farm to store.
ClemenGolds make for the ultimate eating experience: they are easy to peel, while the lack of seeds results from the fact orchards are designed to avoid cross-pollination. The fruit has the ideal balance of sweetness (11 to 14 per cent sugar) and acidity (0.8 to 1.4 per cent) too, as well as beautiful fragrance and juiciness.
Care & community
All of this work is carried out in an eco-friendly way. Secure fencing is used to protect indigenous wildlife settled on farms, while the company is making tracks to minimise water usage through modern equipment that sanitises effluent (liquid waste), making it safe for irrigation use on orchards. Staff welfare is vital, too, with communities local to the farms supported through social projects and wellness initiatives.
DID YOU KNOW?
For every 100 ClemenGolds, a max of 10 will carry one seed – the rest have none. You can find delicious ways to use the fruit on our website.