As a quality exporter of cloves, we process all our cloves prior to export. It is best that we illustrate the care we take in our processing methods.
Cloves come from small, straight-trunked, cornical trees that are evergreen throughout the year, which grows to about 30' to 40' high. Clove is the nail-shaped flower bud picked just prior to flower opening. These buds averages about 0.75 inches long at harvest. The first yield from a seed comes only when the crop is 6-8 years old.
After they are harvested, the cloves are dried on mats for several days during sunny weather or machine dried during monsoon season. Please see the picture below to understand our processing methods in Madagascar.
Cloves on arrival from the villagers
Cloves being weighed on arrival before processing
Every bag being individually inspected for Quality Control
Drying the cargo during Sunny Season
Cloves being Machine Dried during Monsoon Season in Madagascar
Handpicking of Cloves for Quality
Processing with Blower ( For taking out the dust )
Every Bags are weighed with the Electronic weighing machine before shipment