SALEM FRUCHT GMBH & CO KG EXPORT
ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR APPLE VARIETIES OF THE GERMANS
THE RED APPLE IS NOT JUST A JUICY TABLET APPLE, IT’S ALSO SUITABLE FOR CAKES AND OTHER APPLE RECIPES.
DIESE APFELSORTE IST IM ANBAU BESONDERS FÜR DAS GEMÄSSIGTE, MARITIME KLIMA IM ALTEN LAND GEEIGNET
THE RANDOM SEEDING BRINGS WITH A SWEET-SPICY TASTE AND NOTES OF FINE ACID
THE ALREADY RIGHT OLD VARIETY IS VERY GOOD AS BAKED APPLE.
DER GRÜN-GELBLICHE APFEL SCHMECKT SÜSS, AROMATISCH UND FEINSÄUERLICH BIS WÄSSRIG
THE GREEN-YELLOW-APPLE WITH AREA RED STRIPS IS JUICY AND HAS A SWEET-FINE-ACID FLAVOR
UP TO 50 TO 80 PERCENT DARK RED STRIPED APPLE SURPRISES WITH ITS VERY JUICY TASTE AND A BALANCED SUGAR-ACID RATIO.
THE GOLD-YELLOW TO RED FLAMEED AND SPARKLED APPLE IS VERY SWEET AND HAS LESS ACID
SALEM FRUCHT GMBH & CO KG EXPORT
Fruit grower and fruit dealer Dieter Suhr
A FAMILY BUSINESS FOR MORE THAN 80 YEARS
The Suhr family currently manages an approx. 40 hectare orchard in Oederquart in the apple growing area Niederelbe / Altes Land. The place belongs to the Samtgemeinde Nordkehdingen and covers an area of 3710 hectares. Around 900 inhabitants live in Oederquart.
The company was founded in 1937 by Rudolf Suhr. At that time he bought 14.5 hectares of arable land and planted it with fruit trees for the next two years. In 1948 his brother Johannes Suhr, the great-grandfather of today’s junior Patrick Suhr, joined the company. In 1952, another seven hectares were purchased on the Neue Chaussee and the first fresh air storage facility was built on the quay. In 1960 Rudolf and Johannes Suhr founded the Suhr´s Obstversand fruit trade and built a sorting hall.
CULTIVATION COMPETENCE FOR FOUR GENERATIONS
In 1965, Dieter Suhr, the son of Johannes Suhr, took over the business, which is now run by his son Frank and his grandson Patrick. Through further acquisitions and leases, the area of the orchard was increased and increased to 40 hectares.
ORCHARD & MERCHANT
After completing his training (gardener specializing in fruit growing), Jens Suhr joined the company. He and his father also built the first frost protection sprinkler system for seven hectares in 1994.
Frank Suhr, Jens’ brother, worked for a few years as a wholesale and foreign trade clerk at Cobana Fruchtring in Hamburg after completing his training as a wholesale and foreign trade clerk. In 1996 Frank Suhr joined the fruit growing business and the fruit trade.
Obsthof Suhr – aerial view from above
FRANK & PATRICK SUHR
FATHER & SON – ON THE GO WITH THE TEAM
The brothers Frank and Jens took over both companies in 2000. They expanded the company further: in 2001 they had an empties hall and CA / ULO warehouse built for 350 tons. In 2002 the old sorting hall was rebuilt and a new sorting system was purchased. In 2007 an empties hall was built on the quay and in 2009 three CA / ULO warehouses for 230 tons of apples were built on the new road. In 2013, an empties / machine hall and a loading hall with loading ramps were built on the quay dyke at the existing CA / ULO warehouse.
In 2017 the Obsthof Suhr was founded, which was previously called the Suhr brothers. Frank’s son Patrick joins the company and takes over the share from Jens Suhr.
site : obsthof-suhr.de