Our history

Our history

1961
First apples trees

Planting first apple trees ( 5ha ) at La Blottière by Ferdinand SOCHELEAU

1986-1992
Merging of growers

Consolidation of several growers of Maine and Loire around Le Verger de la Blottière's structure

1992
Development of presizing process

Establishment of a pre-sizing system for conveying Fruits onto water. Expansion of the packing house, reaching 10000m2.

1992-1997
Test of alternative techniques for orchards management

Observation and alternative technical trials on the orchards management : titmouse , mating disruption trials , release of typhlodromes.

1997
Set up of technical alternatives

Implementation of the first internal specifications in La Blottière orchards, integrating alternative techniques to chemical treatment: titmouse, distributor of hormones, setttlement of entomofauna hedges.

2000
Optimization of our service

Establishment of a structured and autonomous quality department.

2001
partnership with french growers

Establishing a partnership with French growers located in Brazil, sharing our values.

2002
first Antarès® planting

Unforgettable date when Le Verger de la Blottière decided to plant and develop this fragrant apple on its land.

 

2004
Demain La Terre and le verger de la blottière

Creation of Demain La Terre, and beginning of the partnership with Verger de la Blottière

2005
Antarès® apple is born

First harvest of Antarès® - Implantation of Vergers de la Blottière in Chile

2002-2007
Rustics apples family extended

Development of the rustic range of varieties: Rubinette, Delisdor

2007
Antarès® on screens

First Antarès® TV communication

2010
Extending our trade

Starting major activity in export outside Europe

2011
Introduction of the pear Sweet Sensation®

First plantations of pear Sweet Sensation

2012
Developing our orchard

Redemption of Les Chataîgniers orchards in Sarthe, a site mainly dedicated to the production of pears

2014
Sweet Sensation® is born

First harvest of Sweet Sensation® in France