Tropifrutas de Sarapiquí was founded in the year 2013 with the goal of being able to have a steady and reliable source of raw material for our plant.
Combining the knowledge we have to manage the plantation with a sustainable approach, lets us produce high quality fruits that will be of easy and reliable traceability.
For the best quality and taste in our finished product, we utilize a type of papaya called “Criolla” which is a land race of Costa Rica. This means it has been growing in the wild for generations, which brings us a plantation of immense genetic diversity, non GMO.
The texture, color, smell and taste of the Criolla makes it stand out from the rest. We can harvest this delicious fruit thought the year.
From Seed to Harvest
In Tropifrutas we are dedicated to produce the best quality of fruit possible and to do that we have expanded to control every part of the process, including germinating the seeds of our own papayas to plant in our fields.
One of the many advantages of growing your own seed is that you know that the plant comes disease free and won’t damage the older plantations or other baby trees.
Our number one priority when growing pineapple is to create the sweetest, yellowest and most sustainable pineapple possible.
Currently, more than 40% of our pineapple plantation is pesticide free, instead of applying synthetic insecticides, synthetic fungicides or even synthetic herbicides, we opt to manage the plantation with beneficial microbes that fight the diseases in an organic, sustainable manner.
This means we literally spray living organisms in the plantation and feed them organic material so they can thrive and overpopulate the area, eating and conquering the harmful pathogens.
Not only is this good for the final product, but it actually helps regenerate and maintain the organic life within the soil.
We are seeing great results by managing the plantation in this way and hope to convert 100% of the plantation to this organic practices as soon as possible.
Please check out our YouTube page where you can take a look from the air at our plantation!
You can check out every step of the process from land preparation to harvesting!
Sustainability and Employee Safety
At TropiFrutas we are committed to practice a sustainable way of farming by reducing the amount of products we utilize in our plantations. We are proud to say that our papaya plantations are 100% herbicide free and will continue to look for more ways of conserving the environment.
At the same time we take care of our employees by giving them all the necessary equipment, as well as training, to carry on a safe, laborious day.