We grow apples in the southernmost area where apple growing is possible. Our orchards are located near Los Angeles, Chile, about 550 km south of Santiago. Therefore we have large temperature differences between night and day; this causes a beautiful colour in the apples and a perfect taste!
We started Nancagua in 1993, when we began with the cultivation of apples. In 2006 we converted to organic. We grow Royal Gala, Fuji and other apple varieties. Apart from that we also have blueberries and rose hip. The rose hip grows naturally on an island that we own, and is harvested by small independent farmers from the region.
Our farm forms part of our family enterprise "Puelche S.A. Hierbas". My father and mother founded it. Our family has been producing medicinal herbs since 1975 and has more than 100 permanent employees. Me and my brothers and sisters all work for our parents company, everyone in a different area.
Due to this strong family structure, we have a flat hierarchy and make a lot of effort to have good traceability (knowing where the products came from and how they were produced) and sustainability.