The company Pistacyl has increased the volume of harvested pistachio in Castile and Leon by 50 percent during the 2022 campaign.
In total, the company has closed the season with more than 27,000 kilos of dry pistachio, which also has a good quality both in size and in its organoleptic characteristics, due to the favorable weather conditions registered throughout this winter and spring and , especially, to the innovations that Pistacyl has introduced in the cultivation methods of its pistachios since its beginnings.
In this way, Pistacyl continues to consolidate itself as the main pistachio producer in Castile and Leon and a pioneer in the cultivation of this nut in the region, an activity that began in 2008 with a first plantation of 80 trees on half a hectare of land in Moraleja de las Panaderas (Valladolid).
The company, which belongs to Grupo Pistacyl, currently has 53 hectares with more than 12,000 pistachio trees distributed across various farms located in the Valladolid towns of Pozal de Gallinas, Moraleja de las Panaderas and Fresno el Viejo, and its objective is to continue expanding the cultivation area in future years.
Pistacyl is also the first company to market pistachio in its natural state, without any type of roasting, salt or any other additive, thus preserving all its nutritional properties.
Since 2021, it has been selling its packaged and bulk pistachios at different points of sale throughout the national territory, such as the El Corte Inglés, Agropal, Gadis and Casa Elías supermarkets, and also through the Tierra de Sabor online store.
In addition, in 2022, the export of this dried fruit to Ireland, France, Portugal and Italy began and it also established the first commercial contacts to be able to sell its pistachio in Japan and in other foreign markets. Its forecast is to export 50 percent of its production, mainly to Europe.
With the aim of improving the cultivation method and the quality of its pistachio, Pistacyl has been putting faith in R&D since its beginnings, developing to date 7 research projects with organizations such as the CDTI, ITACYL, the University of Valladolid and Valladolid Provincial Council, aimed at optimizing the water resources necessary for its production through the use of new technologies and developing new products derived from this dried fruit, such as pistachio oil, flour and paste.
All this vast experience and knowledge have enabled Pistacyl to set up a highly specialized Advisory Service on pistachio production, which covers the tree planting phase, selection of the variety and cultivation process of this nut, maintenance of harvesting and harvesting.