Citrus

APHIS authorizes the importation of fresh pummelo fruit from Vietnam into the US

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is authorizing the importation of pummelo fruit (Citrus maxima Merrill) from Vietnam…

Due to impact of Hurricane Ian on agricultural entities

Agencies act to assist Florida agriculture

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association has reported the following actions that Florida government agencies took during and after Hurricane Ian to aid impacted agricultural…

Farmers caught up in Taiwan's tensions with China

In early September, the orchards around the small town of Ruisui on Taiwan's east coast were laden with pomelos. The fruit was due to be picked ahead of the Mid-Autumn…

Australia: Truckloads of oranges are dumped as food prices skyrocket

Australian inflation figures released last week showed that, in the twelve months to August, the cost of living rose by 6.8 per cent. A significant contributor to that figure…

Italian Dutchman Claudio Papone markets greener-than-green lemons

Agri Bio Italy markets greener-than-green lemons. A desire to better the world drove Italian Dutchman Claudio Papone to start working in the fruit and vegetable sector two years ago. He wanted to help his Italian friend Tommaso develop the Northern European market for these lemons, starting in the…

Indian Council of Agricultural Research

ICAR develops improved lemon variety: the Thar Vaibhav

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research has developed an improved variety of lemon; the Thar Vaibhav. According to the scientists, the Thar Vaibhav plant has an average…

Citrus Australia asks Victorian PM Andrews to appoint Commissioner of Horticultural Labour and Accommodation

Citrus Australia has asked Victorian Premier Dan Andrews to appoint a Commissioner of Horticultural Labour and Accommodation to manage solutions to the current horticulture…

South Africa: Record citrus crop fails to deliver large profits due to soaring freight costs

South Africa has what is expected to be a record citrus crop on its hands, but growers will not become super rich overnight as increased freight and other costs have really…

Higher losses in oranges

Florida grapefruit industry seeing minimal fruit loss post Hurricane Ian

Following Hurricane Ian’s arrival, Florida grapefruit looks to have made its way through the event with minimal effects. “We got extremely lucky,” says Dan Richey of Riverfront Packing Company. “The storm was bearing down and then it turned to the Northeast and that got us through.” Florida grapefruit is…

Exports from Brazil soar in response

Hurricane Ian worsens outlook for US orange juice industry

Hurricane Ian is likely to have worsened what was already expected to be the smallest US orange crop in 55 years after it blasted through a large fruit-producing area when it passed through Florida this week, flooding farms and causing oranges to drop from trees. The Brazilian orange industry is closely…

Thinking about Florida’s citrus growers

According to different reports, the Florida citrus industry has been hit hard by Hurricane Ian. Even far away from the hurricane’s eye, tree stems are twisted and damaged. The…

Orange juice futures prices increase due to Hurricane Ian

Orange juice futures prices have been triggered for the second day because of the possibility that Hurricane Ian will wipe out Florida's orange crop, especially because nearly…

MIPCitrus is being developed by ASOEX's Citrus Committee, INIA, and Corfo

New Chilean app for the citrus sector

ASOEX's Citrus Committee, together with INIA La Cruz, and Corfo, developed an open access application, called MIPCitrus, as part of the "Strategy for the management of…

Clementine with leaf campaign starts at V.Ros.

"This season, growing in terms of volume won't be the objective, but rather maintaining the quality"

The first Spanish clementines with leaf are already reaching the markets, although still in limited quantities, due to a delay in the ripening and skin coloration after an excessively hot summer. "The day before yesterday, we started marketing the first clementines with leaf of the Orogros variety from…

Zimbabwe prepares to export citrus to China

Zimbabwe is finalizing preparations to start fresh citrus exports to China, following virtual inspections done by the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) last…

Spain will produce 1,090,000 tons of lemon and 76,000 tons of grapefruit

LemonAccording to AILIMPO's harvest estimate for the 2022/2023 campaign, Spain will produce 1,090,000 tons of lemon, i.e. 10% less than in the 2021/2022 campaign, in which…

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Canker resistance progress may help with HLB

A team of researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has successfully identified the CsDMR6 gene, which impacts a citrus…

Record number of citrus vessels shipped from South Africa to the US

South Africa’s citrus farmers have finished picking and packing fruit for the US market. Although the season will gradually wind down, five more vessels are still on their way to Philadelphia on the US East Coast and scheduled to arrive between now and the third week of October. Altogether, 17…

Italy's NovArancia project

Technological innovations for genetic and phytosanitary certification

The NovArancia project, a project funded by the RDP Rural Development Programme Sicily 2014-2022 of 08/10/2018, which aims to introduce 'Technological innovations for the valorization and traceability of the Blood Orange,' is proceeding at a rapid pace. These include High Throughput Sequencing (HTS) of…

Peruvian citrus exporter finds 'interesting margins' in Russia

The Peruvian citrus and exotic fruit exporter, Andres Orbegozo Tellez, from FamFruits Peru, has closed his citrus campaign with 38 containers shipped to Russia and the United States of America. “In Russia it was perfect, I keep sending, not only tangerines, I am also sending ginger and avocados. The only…

"Chinese market demand for South African tangerines is huge"

"Supply of tangerines from Peru and Australia declined"

The Chinese import volume of tangerines from Peru and Australia declined. Market demand for South African tangerines expanded. The South African ClemenGold tangerines have been on the Chinese market for more than a month. The price is higher than last season. Zhejiang Sango Fruit Trade Co., Ltd. is one…

Hurricane Ian hits Florida as citrus growers near harvest season

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida as a Category 4 storm and is slowly making its way through the state as a Category 1 hurricane. Yesterday, an article was published about the potential impact on citrus and vegetable crops as well as logistics challenges. More will become clear in the coming days…

Due to water crisis

Moroccan govt ends subsidies on avocado, watermelon, and citrus fruit cultivation

Morocco’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Ministry in charge of the budget have decided to cease irrigation subsidies on the cultivation of avocado, watermelon,…

Mobile citrus sizing app showcased at Citrus NZ Conference

New Zealand’s citrus industry gathered last week in Gisborne for the 2022 Citrus NZ Conference. One of the highlights of the event was the chance to see up close the award winning mobile citrus sizing app, Spectre for Citrus. Hectre, the fruit tech start-up who developed the app, were invited to…

Egyptian oranges enjoy favorable market conditions in China after two years of depression

Import oranges from Egypt are delicious as fresh snacks, but they are also widely used in restaurants and beverage shops. That is why there is a lot of attention for the market conditions of Egyptian oranges. Conditions were rather poor in 2020 and 2021, but this year is different. The price is quite…

HLB and Canker incidences are increasing in Brazil

According to a Fundecitrus survey, the average incidence of HLB rose from 22.37% in 2021 to 24.42% in 2022 in Brazil’s citrus belt; an increase of 9.16%. In the regions of…

Belsán: "We are the only ones producing Pink Variegated lemons in Spain"

Spanish lemon season starts with a delay in fruit sizing due to drought

The first pallets of Spanish lemons are starting to reach the markets. The drought and heat this summer have delayed the sizing of the fruit. This, together with the reduction in the volumes of lemons arriving from the southern hemisphere, is expected to result in a lower supply and less pressure for the…

Croatia: Mandarin harvest gets going, but yields are low

The Croatian mandarin harvest finally began this past week, but due to poor and unusually harsh conditions this year, the yield isn't as good as it has been in the past.…

Tight citrus supplies and high pricing until new crop kicks off

Supplies of citrus look like they will continue to be tight. “The lack of water and high temperatures have greatly affected the upcoming season for oranges. We’re expecting to see lighter supplies in the beginning of the season with more availability on smaller fruit,” said Donald Russo, senior category…

Sergio Orobal, manager of Catman Fresh: "The citrus production appears to have dropped more than initially estimated"

"The demand for Satsumas exceeds the supply at the moment"

The Spanish mandarin campaign started in the second week of September with the first Iwasaki and Okitsu, and will continue with the Owari in about 2 or 3 weeks. These belong to the Satsuma group, which are in good demand, given their low availability. Meanwhile, the arrival of the clementines has been…

Botswana citrus growers join the Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa

The Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa (CGA) is proud to announce that citrus growers in Botswana have become members of our organisation, joining over 1400 from…

Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency:

'Vietnamese pomelos have a large export potential'

The Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency has declared that Vietnamese pomelos have a large potential for entering markets in the US, the EU and Japan. Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy, Deputy…

Florida grower hopes it will be a better citrus season

As the 2022–2023 harvest season kicks off, Glenn Beck of Beck Bros. Citrus hopes this will be a better season than last year. He has witnessed the groves he owns and manages…

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Sidney shopper tweets insane price on peeled mandarin

In Australian supermarkets, mandarins typically cost between 30 and 50 cents. However, on Twitter a photo of the expensive cup was shared on Thursday, where it prompted a shocked response. It seems a Sydney retailer is charging an incredible price for a mandarin that has been peeled and packaged in a…

Discovery may lead to breeding citrus greening-resistant trees

Researchers make progress on breeding citrus canker-resistant plants

A promising method to support the development of citrus varieties that are resistant to deadly diseases is the advancement of gene editing.  By “knocking out” genes within the plant…

Javier Usó, manager of Frutinter: "We started with the first Clemenrubí and Orogrós, but we need cold for a better coloration"

"We have noticed that oranges are losing ground and mandarin consumption is on the rise"

The Spanish citrus season is starting with the harvest of Satsuma-type mandarins and early clementines, for which a reduction in volumes is expected. "We started with the first Clemenrubí and Orogros with leaf in the middle of week 38. The harvest is not delayed, but we need some cold weather for a…

Visalia, California

California Citrus Conference to be held October 19, 2022

The Citrus Research Board (CRB) is excited to hold our annual California Citrus Conference on October 19 in Visalia, California, at the Visalia Convention Center. The entire…

Citrus growers offered new program to combat citrus greening

A new program from the Citrus Research Board is giving growers an additional opportunity to combat the spread of citrus greening, a disease spread by the Asian citrus psyllid…

SA Harvest redirects close to 100 tonnes of citrus to food-insecure communities

Something sweet out of the bitterness of a citrus season gone awry

When SA Harvest read on FreshPlaza about citrus being dumped in the Sundays River Valley, they quickly saw how to turn that into opportunity. Right: an assortment of trucks and small pickups (bakkies) picking up citrus fruit on behalf of community organisations and soup kitchens  “We've been overwhelmed with…

Peter Bouman, FMI, the Netherlands:

"Dismal summer for lemons; robust tourist season boosted lime sales"

"There are still good sales prices on the lime market," says Peter Bouman of the Dutch company Fruit Market International (FMI). "Supply from Brazil remains limited due to stricter phytosanitary controls. Along with strong local demand and the end of the production season, that makes for relatively…

Brazil: Insect-borne bacteria forces citrus growers to cut down trees

According to the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), the presence of the insect Diaphorina citri, has the potential to cause the destruction of entire…

Rates will remain high until Diwali

Lemons are expensive in Navi Mumbai

In Navi Mumbai, lemons are expensive. The price of lemons had increased during the summer, reaching a high in the retail market. Now again, lemon production has been hit by…

Orange Town Ribera makes artisanal liqueurs and products

"I lived many years abroad, then I came back to Sicily with the idea of promoting the best local products, starting with citrus fruit, i.e. oranges and lemons. I have fun creating processed products with Sicilian citrus fruits and nuts. One of the new products this season is Mennula (which means almond…

Strengthening pricing on tighter lemon supplies

Lemon supplies for North America are transitioning from the influence of South American imports back to sourcing from the U.S. and Mexico. “Overall, the lemon supply is getting tighter, particularly on larger sizes. It will continue this way until District 3 gets into more picking and production,” says…

Clemenules campaign kicks off with prices of up to 0.37 euros per kilo, but runaway expenses

Clemenules producers are optimistic, as the prices obtained in the first sales operations, a month before the harvest starts, were good. According to La Lonja de Valencia, the…

The World Citrus Organisation invites the citrus community to citrus events in Madrid

The World Citrus Organisation (WCO) is inviting the citrus community to attend citrus-focused events being organised by the Organisation at Fruit Attraction 2022 in Madrid.…

Spain doesn't export much lemon outside the EU

Jose Antonio Garcia, the director of the inter-branch organization Ailimpo, which brings together producers, handlers, processors, and marketers of lemon and grapefruit in…

Ronnie Moorman (Willem Dijk AGF): "Top brands will determine your strength in the coming citrus season."

First Spanish Filosofo mandarins arrive in the Netherlands

Yesterday, a week later than last season, the Dutch company Willem Dijk AGF received its first shipment of Spanish mandarins. "The fruit is beautiful and, as always, perfectly treated. We're starting with Satsuma/Iwasaki, an early variety with light-colored peel but orange flesh," says Ronnie Moorman. "With…

Brazil: Orange juice exports are increasing

The first months of the 2022/2023 harvest saw an increase in Brazilian orange juice exports. According to data from Brazil’s Secretariat of Foreign Trade (Secex), domestic…

"Production volume is an estimated 15%-20% smaller than last year"

"New lemon season has begun in China"

The lemon production volume is predicted to decline this season due to unfavorable weather conditions. Now that the volume in storage is nearly consumed, market supply is running low, and so the price has gone up. Sales manager Ma, spokesperson for Sichuan Xue Wang Lemons Co., Ltd., recently talked about…

Mountaintop Hongzhen Pomelo has become a word-of-mouth product of Xianfeng Fruit

In September, grapefruit becomes a popular choice to quench the thirst of consumers. Recently, in the National Autumn Fruit Skill Challenge held by Xianfeng Fruit, the Mountaintop Hongzhen grapefruit as the final fruit became the only fruit for team competition. The Autumn Fruit Skill Challenge has…

In second half of 2022, South Africa’s agri exports were up 5% YoY

Since 1994, South Africa’s has excelled in opening up new markets, as evidenced by several free trade agreements with regional and international markets. The country exports roughly half of its produce in value terms. The top exportable products are high value and labour-intensive horticulture produce, a…

Florida grapefruit growers waiting on fruit to size up

An early look at the Florida grapefruit season shows a season with more fruit on the tree that’s also clean and has strong internal quality in Brix and acid. “Where we’re behind compared to last season’s crop is the fruit size. However, we are hopeful that the fruit still has time to size before…

2022-2023 orange crop forecast update for the São Paulo and west-southwest Minas Gerais citrus belt

Brazil: Updated orange production forecast totals 314.09 million boxes

The first 2022-2023 orange crop forecast update for the São Paulo and West-Southwest Minas Gerais citrus belt published on September 12, 2022, by Fundecitrus stands at 314.09 million boxes of 40.8 kg each. That figure represents a decrease of 2.86 million boxes in relation to the initial estimate…

Matabeleland South province, Zimbabwe

Citrus investment worth R100 mln for Zhovhe farm

Toppick Investments has injected R100 million in a massive citrus production project at its Zhovhe Farm in Beitbridge, which will see the planting pf 277 000,orange trees over…

South African trade expert Dr Martin Cameron:

‘EU citrus ban due to false codling moth not politically motivated’

It is unlikely that the EU measures to ban South African citrus due to the occurrence of false codling moth are at all politically motivated, says a trade expert. The European…

USDA

Citrus Fruits - 2022 summary

US citrus utilized production for 2021-22 season at 5.61 million tons

Citrus utilized production for the 2021-22 season totaled 5.61 million tons, down 19 percent from the 2020-21 season. California accounted for 62 percent of total United States citrus production; Florida totaled 36 percent, and Texas and Arizona produced the remaining 2 percent. Utilized citrus…

Mexican lime supplies expected to stay slim in the near future

Supplies of limes out of Mexico are tight and are anticipated to stay that way for another two weeks. “We’re delayed by about two weeks on the lime crops,” says Dario Torres, procurement manager for Broadview Produce Company Inc. “Usually in September there are plenty of supplies but we’re delayed due to…

The United States is becoming a very important market for Moroccan citrus

Stephanie De Wit, an entrepreneur and great connoisseur of the international fruit and vegetable trade that owns the Agribianco company, which is based in Marrakech (Morocco), spoke with us about the international dimension of Moroccan citrus fruits, their strengths, challenges, and opportunities. "Agri Bianco…

This is 15.6% less than in the last campaign and 12.8% lower than the average of the last 5 years

Spain expects to produce 5.9 million tons of citrus in the 2022/2023 campaign

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (MAPA) estimates the country will produce 5.968 million tons of citrus in the 2022/2023 campaign, which began on September 1. This is a significant 15.6% decrease compared to the previous year and a 12.8% fall when compared to the average of the last five…

Citrus from Fiji soon to be exported to New Zealand

Citrus from Fiji will soon be exported to the New Zealand market. This follows the endorsement of the Citrus Export Plan by the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji (BAF), the New…

”Organic growers figured out farming citrus without false codling moth, and now we’re completely pushed out.”

Europe puts a lid on organic orange production in South Africa

The new cold protocol on oranges from South Africa is presenting an almost insurmountable obstacle to the country’s organic orange growers. Results from trials with plant-based waxes on organic oranges under the new cold regime have been mediocre and inconclusive, with chilling injury to around 50% of…

Initial 2021-22 California Navel orange forecast down 14% to 70 million cartons

The initial 2021-22 California Navel orange forecast is 70.0 million cartons, down 14% from the previous year. Of the total Navel orange forecast, 67.0 million cartons are estimated to be in the Central Valley. Cara Cara variety Navel orange production in the Central Valley is forecast at 6.0 million…

Citrus yellow vein clearing virus looms over US citrus industry

Earlier this year, citrus yellow vein clearing virus was detected in a residential tree in Tulare, a town of nearly 70,000 tucked between Fresno and Bakersfield, California.…

Report: Monthly imports of oranges to the EU

Total EU citrus imports saw a decline in H1 2022

According to the latest report of the Enhanced Monitoring of citrus imports by the EU, total imports of citrus in the EU have seen a year-on-year decline in the first half of 2022. The most imported citrus fruit by the EU market has been mandarins, with 41% of the total, ahead of oranges, which accounted…

Save Foods continues track record of converting pilot participants into paying customers

Save Foods announces new sales with Mexican lime packers

Save Foods, Inc., an agri-food tech company specializing in eco crop protection that helps to reduce food waste and ensure food safety while reducing the use of pesticides,…

Valencia's citrus production could fall by more than 8% in the next season

According to different sources in the sector, the Valencian Community will produce just under 3 million tons in the next campaign, i.e. more than 8% less than the 3.26 million…

Trade exchange between Egypt and New Zealand at US$260 mln by July 2022

Egypt and New Zealand have maintained good relations since the official start of exchanges in the mid-70s. The African nation is currently looking to have different mangoes on…

The overall yield was greatly reduced

With high temperatures and drought for nearly 3 months, drop in citrus production is a foregone conclusion

This year, the fruit expansion period and the critical period of the autumn shoot of citrus encountered continuous high-temperature weather, resulting in sunburn of the fruit,…

Dirk Stautmeister, BS Frucht & Co. Hannover:

"First Orri clementines from South Africa are hitting the market now"

"The South African citrus campaign is now approaching the second half of the season. Orri clementines from South Africa (48-caliber) have been arriving at our facility in increasing numbers recently. The beginning of this year's campaign in the southern hemisphere has been particularly slow because the…

USDA

USDA citrus maturity test results

FASS revisits 275 Florida citrus groves

Results of the first orange and grapefruit maturity tests for the 2022-2023 season, using only regular bloom fruit, are listed below. Sample groves and trees remain relatively constant from season to season. Fruit was picked from trees throughout the citrus growing region on August 29-30, 2022. Each…

Mercadona ends Spanish citrus campaign by buying more than 209,000 tons of fruit

Mercadona ended the 2021/22 citrus fruits of Spanish origin campaign with the acquisition of more than 209,000 tons of oranges, lemons, mandarins, and other citrus fruits…

Pagoda and ClemonGold hold a themed pop-up

Recently, Pagoda and ClemenGold, a South African tangerine brand, launched a series of activities in multi-regional stores across China with the theme of "ClemenGold is more nutritious and fun", allowing consumers to have a deep understanding of "imported tangerines that can be eaten in summer" via…

SF du Toit – Growers by Nature

Southern African grape season could be back to normal timing

Two years ago, Hex River Valley grape grower-exporter Denau decided to extend their marketing platform independently, and SF du Toit (right) was brought in from previous roles in the grape industry to head up the Growers By Nature Paarl office.“It’s a privilege to have the Naudé family as our founders.…

Demand strengthening again on international citrus

International citrus supplies continue to arrive relatively steadily as the back end of the season has begun. GT Parris of Seald Sweet notes that these supplies coming in now will go into, likely, early November. “We’re starting to see lemons from Argentina and Chile decrease. They’re pretty much done…

Exporters expect citrus shipments from Castellon to the United States will recover

The Professional Association of Fruit Exporters of the Province of Castellón, Asociex, hopes to recover sales of citrus to the United States in this campaign. "To do this, we…

“Forbidden fruit” the star in Gisborne orchard’s citrus line-up

One of the things Murray Burgess loves about his grapefruit crop is the fruit’s versatility. He can leave them on the tree to grow in size, he can pick them early and put them…

South African fruit industry investigates taking control of its own shipping

Citrus exporter: Appeal to shipping lines met with “an arrogance that astonishes me”

The Eastern Cape is ending its citrus export season on a frustrating note as they’ve had to pack two weeks' volumes on the MSC Carole (next week the MSC Domitille will omit Port Elizabeth). Planning EU orange shipments are complicated this season: because of new cold requirements, some exporters last…

Zimbabwe: Beitbridge takes lead in citrus production

The Beitbridge district in Matabeleland South is becoming the prime citrus fruit production hub in Zimbabwe amid calls for the government and its partners to invest more…

40% of Meizhou pomelos to be held back until after the Mid-Autumn Festival

Every September, the honey pomelo naturally becomes a must-have gift for the Mid-Autumn Festival. However, according to the Meizhou Pomelo Industry Association of Meizhou…

Morocco set to increase citrus production

Morocco’s major export crop is citrus fruit, particularly tangerines and mandarins. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecasts that Morocco will produce 2,55 million…

Dundee Citrus Growers Association

Dundee to double acreage of fresh citrus under protective screen

Dundee Citrus Growers Association (CGA) and its members will more than double the area growing fresh citrus under protective screen (CUPS) with the addition of a second CUPS…

USDA

Commercial Citrus Inventory - preliminary report

All Florida citrus acreage down 8 percent

Results of the annual Commercial Citrus Inventory show total citrus acreage is 375,302 acres, down 8 percent from the last survey. The net loss of 32,046 acres is 19,942 acres more than what was lost the previous season. New plantings at 7,980 acres are down from the previous season. All citrus trees, at…

Southeast citrus grower anticipates record 2022 Satsuma crop

"Favorable late Spring weather and more groves reaching maturity have contributed to a heavy set of great-looking fruit as we approach the 2022 Satsuma season," said Kim Jones, owner of Florida Georgia Citrus and current president of Cold Hardy Citrus Association. "The trees are heavy with beautiful,…

La Unió de Llauradors calls for the implementation of unified cold treatment for all imports and countries

"EU pest interceptions of citrus imports from third countries grew by 41% up to August"

La Unió de Llauradors stated that EU interceptions of citrus fruits from third countries with pests, up until August, increased by 41%. As of August, there have been a total of 110 border rejections due to the presence of pests, a higher number than the 78 rejections there were in the same period last…

Miguel Agustín, of La Nostra Fruita: "Sizes will be mostly small, especially in the first part of the campaign"

"If this year there is a lower supply of citrus fruits, prices should be better for everyone"

At the beginning of this month, the first Satsuma Iwasaki will start to be harvested and marketed in Valencia. This will mark the start of the 2022-2023 citrus season, for which, just like in the case of kakis, a lower production is expected compared to last season. "If everything goes according to plan,…

Morocco: Citrus exports at 766,500 tons in 2021-2022 season

Morocco’s citrus exports have reached a record volume of 766,500 tons during the 2021-2022 agricultural season. This is an overall increase of 40% compared to the year before.…

USDA

2021-2022 citrus summary

Florida all citrus production 2021-2022 is 45.1 million boxes,

The $438 million preliminary on-tree value of the 2021-2022 citrus crop is 29 percent less than the $613 million revised value for2020-2021. Florida’s all citrus production in 2021-2022 is 45.1 million boxes, down 22 percent from the previous season’s 57.9 million boxes. All orange production decreased by 22…

Pakistani importers protest against duty - halt fruit imports at Chaman

Pakistani importers have suspended fresh fruit import from Afghanistan as a protest against an increase in regulatory duty by the Federal Board of Revenue from Rs20,000 to…

"Early harvesting and irregular pesticide use lead to a decline in grapefruit quality"

"The U.S. and Russian markets will become new opportunities for honey pomelo exports"

The Chinese grapefruit season is from mid-August to the beginning of the following year. This year, due to drought, the grapefruit ripened late, and the production season was postponed accordingly. In addition, the quality of grapefruit has been relatively uneven in recent years. Mr. Tom Yan,…

"30% of Australian chocolate oranges are exported to the Chinese market, and niche fruits are popular with boutique channels"

At the beginning of the new season of Australian chocolate oranges in 2022, FruitDay has once again obtained the exclusive distribution rights of the Chinese mainland since the first mass production of Australian chocolate oranges in 2017. Huang Jing, vice president of FruitDay, was interviewed by…

SA citrus industry voluntarily closes export of Valencias to EU to mitigate CBS risk

With a month left of the current export season, the Citrus Growers’ Association of South Africa (CGA) and the Fresh Produce Exporters’ Forum Boards have taken the decision to…

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Fruitday's imports of Australian chocolate oranges increase year by year

The new season of Australian chocolate oranges in 2022 has started. With its supply chain advantages in global boutique fruits, Fruitday has once again obtained exclusive…

The overall yield of Fujian honey pomelo is reduced, with small sizes

In Fujian, the main producing area of ​​honey pomelo in China, the honey pomelo production season is in full swing. In general, extreme climates such as high temperatures have led to a reduction in the yield of honey pomelo to a certain extent, and most are only small fruits. Recently, Freshplaza had a…

Nghia Hanh district, Vietnam

Farmers enjoy bumper crop of green-skinned pomelos

Farmers in Nghia Hanh District - Quang Ngai Province – are excitedly about this harvest season regarding green-skinned pomelo. Pomelo prices, bought at the orchard by traders,…

Fresh produce companies celebrate Hispanic heritage month

National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated each year from mid-September to mid-October, is an opportunity for the fresh produce industry to reflect on the history of people…

Total EU citrus imports register a 7.4% decline in the first half of 2022

The start of the Spanish citrus season is approaching and, as every year, fruit imports from third countries remain in the spotlight for the sector. In the month of August…

"The drought was the main problem, especially in the Coquimbo region"

The 2022 Chilean clementine export season ends with a 39% drop in the volume exported

At week 32, Chilean clementine exports had registered a 39% drop in volume compared to the same date in 2021, totaling 41,832 tons. This year the drought deeply affected the…

Eddy Kreukniet, Exsa Europe:

"South Africa starts catching up after weeks of paltry orange exports to Europe"

This year's citrus season is yet another extraordinary one. "We were expecting fewer oranges from South Africa, but no one thought it would be this much less. In recent weeks, only 50% of last year's volumes have consistently been sent to Europe. That's too great a difference, so prices have shot up,"…

Iranian citrus gains access to Chinese markets

On August 31, the General Administration of Customs announced that the import of fresh Iranian citrus, that meets the relevant requirements, will be allowed from now on, which…

Annual Iranian citrus fruit yields expected to reach 5.8 million tons

Iran’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Mohammad Mehdi Boroumandi has stated that a total of 5.8 million tons of citrus fruit are expected to be produced in the current Iranian…

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gebana circumvents EU export rules with 'fair' oranges from Greece

"Thanks to their participation in the model, growers will directly share in our sales"

Juicy-sweet tasting oranges can vary quite a lot on the outside - some still being green, some scarred, others small like clementines or as large as grapefruits. However, the consumer will not find these unique oranges in stores. That's because there is an EU regulation that dictates exactly how citrus…

Citrus greening squeezes Florida citrus industry

In 2004, the year before citrus greening arrived in the state, Florida citrus growers produced 242 million boxes of oranges. But in its latest forecast issued in July, the…

Piensos Dura to start season with Spanish citrus exports

"Less Spanish citrus, due to stormy spring weather"

The new Spanish citrus season is around the corner. From now on, the Spanish company Piensos Dura will focus on exports too. This fruit and vegetable trading company, originally active in fodder, had always focused on the local market but wants to focus more on, particularly, export to the Netherlands.…

The market has a large demand for the new variety, Xishi pomelo

Meizhou honey pomelo expects a bumper harvest

The Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day are approaching, and Meizhou pomelo will usher in a bumper harvest. Meizhou is the largest pomelo-producing area in Guangdong, with a…

CDFA

2022 California citrus acreage report

California lemon acreage experienced biggest increase of all citrus types

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has released its 2022 California Citrus Acreage Report. The report includes detailed data on acreage broken down by bearing and non-bearing, type, variety, location, and year planted. The overall statewide bearing acreage is up 1.7% or 4,297 acres…

Counterseasonality of South African oranges proven by European data

Freshfel Europe, the European Fresh Produce Association, has released graphs showing the origin of oranges available in the European Union throughout the year, the CEO of the South African Citrus Growers’ Association Justin Chadwick writes in his latest newsletter, and what indubitably emerges is that…

Authorities recommend producers disinfect containers and boxes for citrus harvesting if they are going to reuse them

The Directorate-General for Agricultural and Livestock Production has once again warned of the risk posed by the Delottococcus aberiae pest, which attacks a large number of…

Citrus growers look at US truck driver shortage

Alix Miller, president and CEO of the Florida Trucking Association, told attendees of the recent Citrus & Specialty Crop Expo that there is a shortage of about 80,000 truck…

Jaguar introduces climate neutral oranges at HMSHost and Albron

From 1 September 2022 Jaguar The Fresh Company will supply certified climate neutral oranges year round to Albron, one of the largest companies in The Netherlands specialized in food service and food concepts, and to HMSHost Netherlands, market leader in the food and hospitality industry for travelers at…

The Clemenules harvest will increase by 10%, after having fallen by 38% in 2021/2022

"We again expect a below-average citrus production in the Region of Valencia"

La Unió de Llauradors has predicted another low citrus production in the Spanish Region of Valencia, just slightly above the 3 million tons. It will be the fourth consecutive season with a below average production volume. The data from La Unió reveal a drop in the production of both oranges and…

Robert van Melle, Eosta:

"Excellent organic orange sales, despite large supply; organic lemon shortage didn't hike prices"

In the Netherlands, this year's overseas organic citrus market is somewhat contradictory. For example, there are far fewer organic lemons, but prices are lower, while organic oranges and mandarins sales are going smoothly, despite increased supplies. Eosta's Product manager Robert van Melle provides an…

Strong supplies of imported summer citrus expected until domestic season starts

Supplies of imported summer citrus look to be consistent right now. “The past seasons have shown tremendous growth in availability, and supply is no longer a concern, especially during August through October, up until the domestic season starts in November,” says Zak Laffite, president of Wonderful…

Low prices don't cover the production and collection costs of Argentine lemons in the NOA

"We estimate that producers won't harvest nearly 200,000 tons, i.e. 10% to 15% of the total"

NOA's lemon sector is facing a great crisis because fertilizer prices have increased by more than 100% and because of the high costs of international freight, which increased…

Psyllid Management Alert for Brazil

The coming of the rains in several regions of Brazil’s citrus belt has made it necessary for growers to pay extra attention to citrus greening. Fundecitrus, the association of…

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SA citrus growers consider dumping fruit due to adverse market conditions

Citrus growers at Sundays River Valley in the Eastern Cape are dumping fruit due to unfavourable market difficulties with European exports. The growers claim they are struggling with high export costs, a flooded local market and full juice factories. Shipping costs went up by 120% last year, reducing…

Increasing food security and pollination situation

Zimbabwe: Government aims to plant three million orange trees across the country

The Zimbabwean government is aiming to plant three million orange trees across the country to improve nutrition and pollinator species. Chief Director for Agricultural…

The analysis of the president of Consorzio di Tutela dell'Uva di Mazzarrone Igp

Growing Sicilian table grapes in times of economic crisis

The 2022 Sicilian table grape campaign has not been great so far. The early produce season, which started in late May/early June was in line with the high standards typical of Sicilian grapes, but consumption was rather slow. Giovanni Raniolo, president of Consorzio di Tutela del l'Uva di Mazzarrone Igp,…

Chhindwara’s Satpuda oranges are tapping international markets

Nagpur is called the Orange City of India, but, another place is fast emerging as an orange hub and giving stiff competition to it. We’re talking about Chhindwara, which is…

Reemoon installs large-scale selection lines for avocado and citrus fruits in Peruvian factory

This is the peak period of the citrus fruit season in South America. In Chincha, Peru, the new Reemoon Fruscan S7 tangerine and orange selection line, is now operating at full power in this new factory. Manager Zhang, a spokesperson for Jiangxi Reemoon Technology Holdings Co., Ltd., recently introduced…

Citrus Yellow Vein Clearing Virus found during farm inspection

Disastrous citrus disease hits US for first time in Tulare County

For the first time ever, a citrus tree disease known as the Citrus Yellow Vein Clearing Virus was found in the United States during a farm inspection in Tulare. The U.S.…

Italy's Ortogel Spa

Italian regulations needed for the citrus processing industry

"The 2022/23 citrus campaign is looming with volumes that are at the average of the previous season. This means that for the citrus derivatives industry specifically, we will have undersized volumes to the extent of about 50%. Quotations, as is well known, have remained very low, despite the lower…

Lemon exports -24.77% US decrease, increase of 16% to Russia

Argentina’s citrus exports lower as season winds down

As Argentina’s citrus export season is busy winding down their main lemon exports to Europe increased by 26.88% to an accumulated 245 683 tons while a swing in exports can be seen with 24.77% less to the US and an increase of 16% sent to Russia and 17.4% less to other markets. Exports of other citrus…

California CRaFT Project targets psyllids

All commercial citrus producers in California are invited to apply for participation in the Citrus Research Board’s (CRB) California-focused Citrus Research and Field Trials…

Lemon market in "dire straits" while orange demand in Europe improves

Citrus farmers dump fruit as freight and landside costs bite hard

FreshPlaza has seen a video of tonnes of citrus - apparently oranges, lemons, soft citrus - of marginal counts, dumped away from orchards at a designated site between Addo and Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape. Right: still from the video where various producers are dumping class 2 and juicing fruit Lemon…

Eight ports block 2,000 containers of South African citrus because they don't comply with the cold treatment requirement

"On August 11, the Government of South Africa stated denounced that ports in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden were blocking South…

The Spanish lemon production in the 2022/2023 season is expected to reach 1,150,000 tons

"The challenge is to ensure an orderly transition between the two hemispheres, so that what happened last year can be prevented"

Ailimpo's first crop estimate for the upcoming 2022/2023 lemon season points to the production in Spain reaching 1,150,000 tons. This entails a 2% increase compared to the provisional balance of the 2021/2022 season, which is expected to close with a volume totaling 1,130,000 tons. This first crop estimate…

Italy

Thirty percent less citrus expected in the Basilicata region

The scorching heat in Italy, which this year was already felt in the month of May and then did not go away, and the lack of rain, are causing a decline in citrus yields in the Basilicata region. However, less fruit is also expected in other citrus growing regions such as Apulia, Sicily and Calabria.…


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