First apples trees
Planting first apple trees ( 5ha ) at La Blottière by Ferdinand SOCHELEAU
Merging of growers
Consolidation of several growers of Maine and Loire around Le Verger de la Blottière's structure
Development of presizing process
Establishment of a pre-sizing system for conveying Fruits onto water. Expansion of the packing house, reaching 10000m2.
Test of alternative techniques for orchards management
Observation and alternative technical trials on the orchards management : titmouse , mating disruption trials , release of typhlodromes.
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.
Optimization of our service
Establishment of a structured and autonomous quality department.
partnership with french growers
Establishing a partnership with French growers located in Brazil, sharing our values.
first Antarès® planting
Unforgettable date when Le Verger de la Blottière decided to plant and develop this fragrant apple on its land.
Demain La Terre and le verger de la blottière
Creation of Demain La Terre, and beginning of the partnership with Verger de la Blottière
Antarès® apple is born
First harvest of Antarès® - Implantation of Vergers de la Blottière in Chile
Rustics apples family extended
Development of the rustic range of varieties: Rubinette, Delisdor
Antarès® on screens
First Antarès® TV communication
Extending our trade
Starting major activity in export outside Europe
Introduction of the pear Sweet Sensation®
First plantations of pear Sweet Sensation
Developing our orchard
Redemption of Les Chataîgniers orchards in Sarthe, a site mainly dedicated to the production of pears
Sweet Sensation® is born
First harvest of Sweet Sensation® in France