Trout Hall was established in 1950 in order to further expand and professionalise the marketing activities of F.G. Sharp & Co. The company is responsible for all export and marketing activities for the group. Together with its partners, Trout Hall owns and operates around 1,250 hectares of citrus and sugarcane plantations in various regions of Jamaica.
The largest plantation where UGLI® grows is situated at around 300 metres above sea level in a beautiful valley in the hills of Jamaica. Aptly named, this ‘ugly fruit’ is deliciously sweet and juicy. It owes its success primarily to its unique taste.
Trout Hall exports more than 70,000 cartons of UGLI® each year. The first commercial deliveries were sent to Canada in the 1930s. It was around this same time that the UGLI® name was chosen, which was registered as a trademark in 1938. Exports of the UGLI® to Europe began in the late 1960s, when the first shipments arrived in Rotterdam.
This exclusive sweet juicy fruit is only grown in Jamaica by Trout Hall and its growers. Since UGLI® is a patented trademark, Trout Hall only works together with professional and well-established distributors, chosen based on exclusivity.