Through our partnership with these quality brands, we source and supply the freshest berries to local and international markets.
Driscoll's Australia is a partnership between Costa and Driscoll's Strawberry Associates, Inc (US). It markets Costa-grown berries throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Driscoll's is renowned for the quality of its berries. They look and taste better than any other berries on the market. Leading the way in berry genetics, the company's R&D and breeding programs develop the world's best varieties of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. Costa's own blueberry genetics are marketed under the Driscoll's brand throughout the US.
In Australia, Driscoll’s Australia runs Berry Patch – a category management program that aims to provide the 52-week supply of best-quality berries to Australian consumers. To achieve this, the company innovates in all areas of berry growth, including:
- Production planning
- Production techniques
- Varietal development
- Quality of fruit
- Post harvest practice
And, to help achieve 52-week supply, Driscoll's Australia growers are located in various growing climates including:
- Woolgoolga NSW
- Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg and Stanthorpe QLD
- Northern Tasmania
- Yarra Valley VIC
- Bullsbrook and Pemberton WA
Driscoll's Australia works hard to add value to all partners and growers it works with. Growers benefit through field support, agronomy and post harvest support services, as well as the partnership's category management and production planning expertise.
Driscoll's Australia also strives to develop and strengthen relationships with overseas growers. There is a strong focus on professional development and cultural exchange, with the partnership having access both to local and international personnel.
African Blue is a joint venture in Morocco between Costa Berries, Agrogailes and Total Berry (UK). African Blue supplies berries to a number of international markets including the UK and continental Europe.
Costa markets its Australian grown export berries under the Fresh Corindi Brand.