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The Francescon Company, located at Rodigo in the heart of the province of Mantua in Lombardy, was founded by Antonio Francescon, who started cultivating full field melons on an initial piece of ground of 1 ha in 1968. Since then the Francescon Company has successfully followed the path of continual development and growth in cultivating and marketing melons that is still today the only cultivated produce, acquiring a leading position on the Italian market and one of prime importance on foreign markets.
- As a private company we are the largest private grower of Melons in Italy and we are already exporting all over Europe (retailers)
- our Company stands on a leading position on the Italian market.
- We have been working only in the Melon sector for over 3 generations, and so we are exclusively specialized in growing only Melons (Cantaloupe, Galia and Honey Dew).
- Growing surface: over 1500 hectares of land, of which 700 hectares dedicated only to Melon located in the North of Italy, Mantua-Verona area (the remaining hectares for field rotations).
- Packhouse location: Rodigo (MN), nearby the fields abt. 20 minutes from Verona
- Our quality standard is as a rule very high: very good taste and flavour, suitable Brix degree guarantee.
- Our certifications: Eurepgap/GlobalGap, IFS, BRC, Nurture by Tesco.
- We grow our own fields and sell directly: Cantaloupe, Galia and Honey Dew, all long life varieties suitable for the export market.
- Our season starts late April all through end of Sept/beginning October.
- WE GROW, WE PACK AND WE DELIVER DIRECTLY THE RETAIL MARKET.