Our history

It all began

1924 Mesfruits

1924

Fernand Mestre marries Léa Donat, he crossed the Durance and moves into the family in-laws cradle in Vignères.

1924 Mesfruits

1924

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.

1930

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).

1934 Mesfruits

1934

Yvette takes Annie’s hand, who will become Mrs. Reynaud.

1940 Mesfruits

1940

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! “

1956 Mesfruits

1956

What a joy to leave school … unfortunately the frost of 1956 destroyed all the vineyards.

1957 Mesfruits

1957

Planting the first Golden apple hectare and return to the cultivation of melons.

1958 Mesfruits

1958

René very proud of his first car: a Renault 4CV from 0 to 80 km / h in 3 minutes!

1960 Mesfruits

1960

The first trellised forms are emerging. Modernization of packaging and emergence of the first Calibrex.

1960 Mesfruits

1960

First trademark of Fernand ” Le moineau” Guyots pears are exported to the markets of Paris.

1967 Mesfruits

1967

Wedding of René MESTRE with Marie-Christine Robert, and Jacques’ birth.

1973 Mesfruits

1973


Birth of François, first planting of Granny, construction of the first cold storage in a controlled atmosphere and emergence of wood bins.

1982 Mesfruits

1982

Calibration modernized: first installation of a weight grading RHODA and acquisition of Lapalud property.

1989 Mesfruits

1989

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.

1994 Mesfruits

1994

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 Mesfruits

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.

2006 Mesfruits

2006

Inauguration of new premises and warehouses.

2008 Mesfruits

2008

Acquisition of refrigeration warehouses in St. Andiol. Implementation of dynamic CA.

2011 Mesfruits

2011

Installing the 2nd presizing MAF and acquisition of ownership of Manosque in the Alps.

2014 Mesfruits

2014

Mesfruits it’s you, it’s us.

2014 Mesfruits

2014

Discovery of a new planet that has been running for 90 years!