Current Affairs
Some 6,000 tons of tomatoes will be processed

During the eight weeks of the tomatoes pressing season – between July and August – some 6,000 tons of tomatoes are processed and collected from 200 farmers in Malta and Gozo. An average of 150 tons are daily transport to the factory of the biggest producer of tomatoes processing.

Tomatoes used in the production of tomato products are only grown in natural environment, while the Maltese sun turns them into the best product. John Magro, one of the major producers of a whole variety of tomato products for the local and mostly international markets, said that as an average the tomato production for pressing will reach 6,000 tons this year.

Mr Magro added that this is the most demanding period of the year when the tomato pressing season starts in the beginning of July up to the end of August. Magro Brothers company in Gozo is one of three tomato processing companies. Alone it processes 80 per cent of all tomatoes.

Currently the company has five lines of productions continually in operation where the tomatoes are processed and changed in products both for the local and international markets. During this period, some 150 tons of tomatoes enter daily at the Xewkija plant – the size of 10 big trailers.

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