Juan Pablo Mayol – Chimbarongo

The Chilean cowboy or “huaso”, typical of the central and southern part of the country, is a national symbol that determines our identity. Its presence in the Colchagua Valley is significant, and in this region the rural traditions are still very much alive.

The fruit producer Juan Pablo Mayol Bouchon is part of this culture. He lived his childhood in the countryside, at the Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins Region, in a property that belonged to his maternal grandfather, of French origin, which he had acquired in the rural town of Chimbarongo. There he learnt and practice riding the rodeo, national sport of the country, where this farmer has had a distinguished and continuing participation.

The cultural tradition that runs through the veins of Juan Pablo, has led him not only to be a major producer of fruit, but also to preserve and promote these traditions. Proof of this is that in their farms he has built rodeo grounds, a stable and a riding school where they train horses for the rodeo. The land occupied by these facilities could have been easily used for plantations of various species. But not: for him there are more important things than just production, because traditions are the basis of our own Chilean culture.

The farm that he is in this video is dedicated to kiwifruit (and other species) and is also in Chimbarongo. It has an area of 80 hectares planted with the Hayward and Jintao varieties. The latter is precisely what Juan Pablo seeks to give privilege in the future du to its characteristics: it can be eaten directly from the plant, unlike Hayward, which needs a long time to ripen after harvest.

Farm info

  • Los Alamos
  • Chimbarongo, Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins Region
  • Juan Pablo Mayol
  • Kiwifruit: Hayward, Jin Tao
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