Fernand Mestre marries Léa Donat, he crossed the Durance and moves into the family in-laws cradle in Vignères.
From arborist in the Bouches-du-Rhône (1.5 ha of peach tree), he becomes a farmer grower on 3.6 Ha with, as starting vine varieties, Chasselas and Gros vert. A new family adventure begins then … with a new job comes a new style.
At the end of the harvest of autumn 1930, Fernand and Léa purchase 6 ha of land on the banks of the Durance and plant in the spring their first pear orchard (Guyot and Williams).
Yvette takes Annie’s hand, who will become Mrs. Reynaud.
After having two daughters Annie and Yvette, Fernand and Léa have a boy, René. Parents are overjoyed. René’s first handicrafts in 1942: “Feeding the chickens! “
What a joy to leave school … unfortunately the frost of 1956 destroyed all the vineyards.
Planting the first Golden apple hectare and return to the cultivation of melons.
René very proud of his first car: a Renault 4CV from 0 to 80 km / h in 3 minutes!
The first trellised forms are emerging. Modernization of packaging and emergence of the first Calibrex.
First trademark of Fernand ” Le moineau” Guyots pears are exported to the markets of Paris.
Wedding of René MESTRE with Marie-Christine Robert, and Jacques’ birth.
Birth of François, first planting of Granny, construction of the first cold storage in a controlled atmosphere and emergence of wood bins.
Calibration modernized: first installation of a weight grading RHODA and acquisition of Lapalud property.
Jacques must renounce an international career as a professional skier and thus settles as arboriculturist. To comfort him his parents bought him 30 ha of orchards in Beaucaire.
Après avoir raté le concours de la gendarmerie puis celui de l’armée de l’air François s’installe avec déjà la volonté de promouvoir la marque MESFRUITS® dans l’Europe.
1997 – 1998
To welcome our first MAF presizing we had to completely reconfigure the station. The work lasted more than 6 months and we migrated in our neighbor to maintain activity.
Inauguration of new premises and warehouses.
Acquisition of refrigeration warehouses in St. Andiol. Implementation of dynamic CA.
Installing the 2nd presizing MAF and acquisition of ownership of Manosque in the Alps.
Mesfruits it’s you, it’s us.
Discovery of a new planet that has been running for 90 years!