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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Ecuador exported 34.1 million fewer boxes of bananas up to October 2022

The world leader in banana exports, Ecuador, has seen a -10.81% drop, with 34.1 million less boxes in exports from January to October 2022. A cumulative 280.0 million boxes were exported, compared to 315 million boxes during the same period last year. Export volumes to their top two destinations saw a…

New cherry varieties shows promise to make Chilean season even earlier

In Chile the race is not only on to get tons of cherries to China in time for the earlier New Year, but also to breed and evaluate new early maturing cherry varieties that will make their season even earlier. These new earlier maturing cherries will also taste sweeter, have fewer chill requirements with…

Weekly Argentinian blueberry arrivals - 2022 / 2023

Total global blueberry shipments from Argentina at 4.228 tons until now

In week 47, Argentine blueberry shipments to the US amounted to 67 tons, of which 62 were shipped by boat. Weekly Argentinean blueberry arrivals to the US for 2022 / 2023 up til now amount to 1.173 tons, shipped by boat and air almost 50-50. This year's shipments to the UK only amounted to 38 tons so far, but continental…

Good news for Brazilian exporters

UK suspends tariffs on fruit juices

Brazilian orange juice shipments to the UK should benefit from the recent decision by the British government to suspend tariffs on concentrated and ready-to-drink juice…

Puerto Ventanas implements a Chilean fruit export service together with Cool Carriers

Puerto Ventanas (PVSA) will begin loading and unloading reefers containers to support Chilean fruit exports through the company Cool Carriers, which specializes in the…

Hortifrut grows its quarterly income by 19% thanks to dynamic blueberry offer

A strong rise in the sale of fresh fruit has given the world's largest blueberry marketer, Hortifrut, a dynamic boost, adding revenues of US$ 627 million in the first nine…

"We have an opportunity to work with organic fruit"

Argentinian blueberry exports decrease as the world's blueberry consumption increases

In the last five years, blueberry consumption has grown exponentially throughout the world and there are new markets to supply, such as China, India, and the United Arab…

"We want to minimize the impact of chilling damage on avocado quality"

Avocado is a subtropical fruit with a respiratory climacteric, many varieties are oval, with green skin. The main commercial variety, Hass, is purple-black when ripe. Avocados are one of the few fruit varieties that contain significant amounts of fatty acids. The high concentration of monounsaturated…

Wilko van der Zwaard, Wilko Fruit:

"Excellent citrus sales, hardly any large oranges in Spain"

According to Wilko van der Zwaard of the Dutch company Wilko Fruit, citrus sales are currently good to excellent. "There's good market demand with correct prices being paid. Especially concerning top premium-branded fruit, including our renowned Gaudias label," he says. Citrus is one of Wilko Fruit's leading…

The first fruit company to partner with China's aerospace industry

Joy Wing Mau Group and China Aerospace reach strategic cooperation

On Tuesday November 29th, China successfully launched its ‘Shenzhou-XV’ manned spaceship on its way to the China Manned Space Agency. Simultaneously, a celebratory signing ceremony was hosted honoring the strategic partnership of China’s aerospace industry with China’s fruit industry, celebrating ‘Space,…

Vegetables more »

Patrick Larrère, Fermes Larrère:

France: Choudou cabbage sales on the rise

The Choudou cabbage produced by Fermes Larrère continues to progress on the market. The variety is available all year round, as it is cultivated from July to December in the Landes region and from January to June in Portugal. “We end the French production around mid-December and our Portuguese team then…

International Asparagus Meeting 2022

Facts and figures about asparagus from the Netherlands, Great Britain and Germany

During the asparagus and strawberry fair expoSE in Karlsruhe, the "International Asparagus Meeting" took place for the first time. Over the last weeks we already published the facts and figures on asparagus cultivation and marketing from Canada, Greece and Italy. Now you can read the corresponding data…

The sales of Hema Shuangdacai are expected to increase by 50%

Recently, Shuangdacai (vegetables harvested after frost) finally appeared in the Hema Fresh store. In the past, Shuangdacai came on the market one after another after the First Frost. But Hema's Shuangdacai was "late" by nearly a month this year, and it was not until Light Snow that it was launched one…

Yuma, Arizona region offers up its own challenges for lettuce supplies

It’s starting to feel like Mother Nature just keeps coming for North America’s lettuce supplies as they continue to be limited. Lettuce volume at the end of the Salinas Valley, California deal was reduced due to soil diseases, including the Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus (INSV) seen in large swaths of the…

Exotic/Tropical fruit & vegetables more »

Andhra Pradesh

Dragon fruit catches on with Anantapur district growers

Farmers of Anantapur district have a tendency to try new fruit culture successfully. After figs and cherries, some farmers of the district embarked on the dragon fruit…

Demand for pomegranates triples at Christmas

"Demand for pomegranates usually starts to increase rapidly starting from the first week of December," reports Dario De Lisi, sales manager at Masseria Fruttirossi, the largest pomegranate producer in Italy. "We expect to be working a lot this year too, as we are already feeling the festive period…

Which countries consume the most avocado in Europe?

Europe purchased 34% of the 2,461,000 tons of avocados that were exported in the world in 2021, ranking as the second largest importer of this fruit, only behind the United…

The first batch of Vietnamese passion fruit imported into China from Guangxi Friendship Customs

On November 27, the first import of Vietnamese passion fruit was cleared through Friendship Customs in Pingxiang, Guangxi. On the same day, a batch of 18.4 tons of Vietnamese…

"We want to minimize the impact of chilling damage on avocado quality"

Avocado is a subtropical fruit with a respiratory climacteric, many varieties are oval, with green skin. The main commercial variety, Hass, is purple-black when ripe. Avocados are one of the few fruit varieties that contain significant amounts of fatty acids. The high concentration of monounsaturated…

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The first fruit company to partner with China's aerospace industry

Joy Wing Mau Group and China Aerospace reach strategic cooperation

On Tuesday November 29th, China successfully launched its ‘Shenzhou-XV’ manned spaceship on its way to the China Manned Space Agency. Simultaneously, a celebratory signing ceremony was hosted honoring the strategic partnership of China’s aerospace industry with China’s fruit industry, celebrating ‘Space,…

Murcian company with a workforce of almost 240 workers has filed for bankruptcy

The horticultural company Cano Nature, which owns the Soleil Royal brand and specializes in the production of the Charentais melon variety, has filed for bankruptcy and…

Citrus, avocado and grape importer announces new warehouse expansion

LGS Specialty Sales, an importer of citrus, avocados, grapes and persimmons, announces the opening of its new 235,000-square-foot warehouse. As a mandarin importer in North America, this facility expansion will enable the company to further its strategic growth to help customers meet their shoppers'…

Avocado board program educates future board participants

As the $7 billion avocado industry in the U.S. continually navigates opportunities as well as challenges that impact its future, emerging leaders are investing their time for the betterment of the whole industry through the Hass Avocado Board’s Board Leadership Development (BOLD) program. With one…

Zespri releases climate change adaption plan

Zespri has today released its first ever Climate Change Adaptation Plan – Adapting to Thrive in a Changing Climate – outlining how the kiwifruit industry intends to adapt to a…

Hortifrut grows its quarterly income by 19% thanks to dynamic blueberry offer

A strong rise in the sale of fresh fruit has given the world's largest blueberry marketer, Hortifrut, a dynamic boost, adding revenues of US$ 627 million in the first nine…

Organto announces third quarter 2022 financial results

'Third quarter sales best in the history of the company'

Organto Foods Inc., an integrated provider of organic and value-added organic fruit and vegetable products has announced its financial results for the three and nine month…

Fruit more »

New cherry varieties shows promise to make Chilean season even earlier

In Chile the race is not only on to get tons of cherries to China in time for the earlier New Year, but also to breed and evaluate new early maturing cherry varieties that will make their season even earlier. These new earlier maturing cherries will also taste sweeter, have fewer chill requirements with…

2022 North America cranberry crop offers modest improvements over 2021’s crop

This year’s cranberry crop has improved over last year’s. However, not as much as growers had hoped for. Following last year’s disappointing crop, the August forecast for this year predicted higher numbers. “The indication is that the “breadbasket” of cranberries, Wisconsin, was a little disappointing…

Sharon Kirk - Southern Fruits International

Good volumes of NZ cherries for for Lunar New Year

The first cherry varieties from New Zealand's Southern Fruits International are usually ready by late December and the harvest then continues with varieties ripening progressively until February. The company grows a total of eight cherry varieties each with a distinctive colour and flavour profile with…

BASF held a meeting dedicated exclusively to this variety

How to reverse the downward trend of the Piel de Sapo melon

BASF's horticultural seed business, which operates in the market under the Nunhems brand, held a meeting in Murcia on Thursday, November 24, with the Spanish Piel de Sapo melon producing and marketing sector to analyze the current situation of this fruit and expose some of its opportunities to continue…

"We have an opportunity to work with organic fruit"

Argentinian blueberry exports decrease as the world's blueberry consumption increases

In the last five years, blueberry consumption has grown exponentially throughout the world and there are new markets to supply, such as China, India, and the United Arab…

Vincent Guerin, ANPP:

French pears remain very popular despite the drop in purchasing power

French pear producers had a difficult campaign last year due to the impact of the frost on the harvest. This year, however, the volumes are even better than expected. “We have revised our predictions upwards. We were expecting 137,000 tons and we have now reached 147,000 tons,” explains Vincent Guerin of…

Weekly Argentinian blueberry arrivals - 2022 / 2023

Total global blueberry shipments from Argentina at 4.228 tons until now

In week 47, Argentine blueberry shipments to the US amounted to 67 tons, of which 62 were shipped by boat. Weekly Argentinean blueberry arrivals to the US for 2022 / 2023 up til now amount to 1.173 tons, shipped by boat and air almost 50-50. This year's shipments to the UK only amounted to 38 tons so far, but continental…

Five containers of Moldovan apples ready to ship to India – Moldova Fruct

Due to the Russian war against Ukraine and the Russian embargo on Moldovan fruits, local producers are looking for new markets. Among the alternatives are the Arab countries,…

Unexpected result of blackout in the apple sector of Moldova

Managers of Moldovan factories producing apple concentrate claim that “there is an abnormal surge in the supply of industrial apples” at the beginning of the week. The…

Citrus more »

Wilko van der Zwaard, Wilko Fruit:

"Excellent citrus sales, hardly any large oranges in Spain"

According to Wilko van der Zwaard of the Dutch company Wilko Fruit, citrus sales are currently good to excellent. "There's good market demand with correct prices being paid. Especially concerning top premium-branded fruit, including our renowned Gaudias label," he says. Citrus is one of Wilko Fruit's leading…

Christoph Bouvry, Bouvry:

"Grapes and clementines are always in high demand around year's end"

As the festive season approaches, business at Bouvry, in Belgium, usually slows down a bit. "That's no different this year," begins Christoph Bouvry. "But as the holidays draw nearer, it picks up. Grapes and clementines are always in demand around the end of the year. Sales of winter vegetables like…

Consum commits to the Valencian product for its supermarkets in the Valencian Community, Catalonia, and Murcia

Consum will only sell oranges and mandarins with Cítricos Valencianos PGI November to the end of April

Consum, the Spanish cooperative in the distribution sector, will only sell oranges and mandarins that have the Citricos Valencianos Protected Geographical Identification (PGI)…

Lindner GmbH

Stefan Lindner, Lindner Fruchtimport Frankfurt, on Spanish citrus offerings

"Good volume availability for lemons and clementines, plump oranges in short supply"

The Spanish citrus campaign is slowly but surely approaching its peak. "Spanish lemons of the commercial Primofiori variety are now available in all sizes, of good quality. For clementines, the changeover to the Clemenules variety took place three weeks ago. Since then, we have observed sufficient…

"The overall price of Jinqiu Tangerines is slightly higher than in previous years"

The Jinqiu Tangerine is a new variety of early-ripening citrus in China. Due to its early launch and comprehensive properties, the market price is ideal. It has been promoted nationwide for less than ten years, and its production areas are widely distributed and so have different characteristics. In…

Tristan Margalet, Greype France:

Portuguese origin is gaining ground

For Greype France, the campaign of Portuguese citrus fruit started in October. The company has been working with this origin for 6 years, starting with the Rocha pear and now citrus, including oranges, lemons and clementines, which all benefit from the PGI Citrinos do Algarve certification. “We started…

Good news for Brazilian exporters

UK suspends tariffs on fruit juices

Brazilian orange juice shipments to the UK should benefit from the recent decision by the British government to suspend tariffs on concentrated and ready-to-drink juice…


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