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Hi, I'm Johan, producer of organic physalis in Colombia
Globally Responsible spacer Free from Pesticides and GMOs


Hi, my name is Johan Beckers, founder and owner of Andes Expert. Together with a group of local farmer we grow organic physalis for Nature & More in Colombia.

I started Andes Fruit in 1999.  From the outset it was important for me to supply natural and “clean” products free from substances that are unhealthy for the farm workers and consumers. As a result of this goal we were became the first Colombian supplier to receive the EUREPGAP certificate in 2012. Following a discussion with Eosta, we started focusing on organic, “social responsible” fruit. 

Physalis are berries weighing between 4 – 6 grams with a very specific, aromatic taste.  Physallis are very healthy berries because they contain a natural anti oxidant called Cryptoxanthine.  Furthermore the berries have their own form of packaging in the form of delicate, almost translucent leaves. The fruit is eaten fresh like a cherry but it can also be used to make jam or juice.  Another common name for Physalis is Cape Gooseberry.

Growing Physalis is very labour intensive. The physalis hedges grow on moist fields and the best results are achieved using mulching .. a very natural form of composting that keeps the soil moist and enriched through cover crops and organic waste material. Growing physalis organically means a more harmonious relationship  with the environment. This natural balance respecting all forms of biodiversity is extremely important for us.

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RE: We can export and sell your Avocados, Mangoes and other fresh fruits in European Markets.

Avatar Posted by Macari Fruit Services, Netherlands at Apr 24, 2017 05:20 PM

Dear Johan Beckers,

Permit me to introduce our organisation, Macari Fruit Services. We are a Rotterdam, Netherlands based fruit service organisation and we represent growers and farmers to export/import and sell their fruits in the European markets. We have partners in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We get fruits regularly from around the world and we sell to the European markets.

To this end, we seek partnership with your organisation, in order to export your fresh produce (Avocados, mangoes and other fruits) from Colombia and sell in the Netherlands and other European markets. We can sell frozen magoes and other fruits too.

If interested, please contact us by simply sending an email to You can also reach us directly on the phone via +31180700231. Kindly ask to speak with Victor when you call. We are very much happy to call the appropriate person/office within your organisation to facilitate onward actions on doing business together.

Kindly visit our website or our Facebook page ''Macari Fruit Services'' to know more about our organisation.

Thank you as we look forward to hearing from you and partnering with you.

cultivation of physalis

Avatar Posted by zohre - iran at Apr 18, 2017 07:58 PM
 i have greenhouse of physalis in iran...i like to know how should i prune this plant for more product.

Physallis really good!

Avatar Posted by Madeleine at Mar 01, 2017 10:21 AM
I really liked your physallis. They were delicious.

Physalisare yummy!

Avatar Posted by Laetitia and Kenda from Munich, Germany at May 21, 2015 09:39 AM
Dear Johan,

Hello! Our names are Laetitia and Kenda and we live in Munich. We are 7 and 6 years old. This morning we ate one of your yummy Physalis.

We would like to know how do the Physalis become so sweet? Also, how do the Physalis come to Munich without being squashy?

We loved looking at your farm!

From Kenda and Laetitia


Avatar Posted by Anki, Malmö, Sweden at Mar 04, 2015 11:56 AM
It's fascinating to see this video and imagine the long travel across the world and the work behind the berries, that now are in my stomache. Thank you and greetings to all your workers!

Thanks for sharing!

Avatar Posted by Johanna, Luleå, Lapland, Sweden at Dec 04, 2014 12:46 PM
Just wanted to send a big thank you for your deliishious fruit and for putting your name on the box! My children loved seeing the little filmclip of where the fruit in their hands were grown and who picked it. Very educational and gives a understanding, respect and love for nature. We LOVED IT and we LOVE the product! So thank you for sharing! Big hugs from the forzen north of our beautiful planet. // Johanna, Oliver and Emil. xxx


Avatar Posted by Roy Firus Sweden at Jun 30, 2014 04:34 AM
The physalis I have bought from your company here in Sweden have both " Product of the Canary Islands " ( written on the top ) and " Product of Columbia" ( written on the side! ) How is possible?
Thank-you for your answer
Take care and God Bless,
Roy Firus.


Avatar Posted by Michael Wilde at Jul 01, 2014 02:16 PM
Hi Roy, I work closely with Johan Beckers and I can answer your question. The physalis comes from Colombia and certainly not from the Canary Islands. There is a mistake on the label and we are looking where it went wrong and how we can avoid it in the future. Best regards
Michael (Nature & More)


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