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Sector | Fruit (soft)

The Marimbella® variety from NSG achieves its best productivity results in Huelva

The Spanish company Grupo Clasol bets on berry production in Romania

"Romania becomes a strategic origin, as it will cover an interesting window in the summer"

Mini-symposium on Blueberries

Fruit growers in Manitoba hopeful after a favorable winter

Chris Rose - Asplins Producer Organisation

"If we get some sunny weather the fruit will really come on"

Yunnan blueberries are currently in their final season, with premium products becoming increasingly scarce, leading to a sluggish market

Pesticide levels in imported produce are a concern in the U.S.

An early strawberry season in Boaz, Kentucky

First commercial quantities of UK strawberries set to hit supermarket shelves

In 2024, strawberry imports from China surged in Primorsky Krai, Russia

Variety testing is essential for South African blueberry growth

Strawberry cultivation system promotes additional sunlight exposure

Social media hyped about blueberry price surges at Australian supermarkets

Strawberry season starts early in Arkansas

New South Wales

Nambucca Valley Council strives to limit intensive blueberry farming

Nijs and Teun van Zuilen, BerryBrothers:

"We're increasingly being seen as a year-round soft fruit supplier"

Chilean blueberry season analysis and future expectations

'Decreased blueberry production from Peru creates more market space for Chile'

Benoit Demedts, Demedts - De Mey:

"Starting next week, we expect to be able to supply the first volumes"

ANEVO Trading GmbH
Anneliese Vollweiler, Anevo Trading Ltd:

"Early harvest kickoff for Serbian plums"

Celebrating mothers with new strawberry campaign

Fresh Del Monte to invest in soft fruit production in Southern Italy

Exploring the potential of honeyberries in the UK

OP Zuccarella (Italy):

"We have been securing strawberries in supermarkets since early November"

Why are vegetarian meals on planes so bad?

Good production on Mexican blackberries despite weather events

Interfresa seeks official recognition of World Berry Day

Vanessa Bersuat, Biogaronne

“Everyone wants strawberries”

Exports up 100 times since 2018/19

Egypt’s strawberry boom in Kazakhstan

XXX International Berries & Cherries Seminar

Blueberry and cherry industries had a fruitful gathering in Chile

Flowering began 4 weeks earlier than usual

Poland risks losing blueberry harvest

"The Greek strawberry sector has to deal with three really demanding challenges"

Promotions Committee of U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council names new chair

Egypt will be exporting potatoes to Morocco and strawberries to Canada

More than 13,800 migrants have arrived in Huelva since January for the berry campaign

Texas strawberry season off to a great start

Blueberries problem solved – Peru has sharply increased exports

Berries step into the spotlight

More organic blueberries expected from New Jersey for 2024

Demand drives booming blueberry production in China

Primizie Company:

"Improving the supply to meet the demand for strawberries is crucial"

Tobias Mann at the season opener for Altes Land greenhouse strawberries:

"Even after Easter, the price situation can be called quite positive"

Polish develop AI-driven solutions even for small blueberry farms

Strawberry Contact Group debates effects of climate change in France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal

Prince de Bretagne develops its berry range:

“The French market still has plenty of room for improvement”

Ukrainian farmer shares secrets of growing organic strawberries

Sandy Booth - New Forest Fruit

"We are probably running two weeks behind at the moment due to low light levels"

Higinio Cardona, from Agrícola MC:

"The production will come all at once in a few days, but Morocco is already applying pressure with significant volumes"

Lucas Wennekers, Bessies:

"Ethiopian strawberries are my Unique Selling Point"

Paul Hussey - Donnelly Fresh:

"Aldi Ireland’s preference is to move to Irish strawberries as soon as possible"

Manuel Piedras from UPA Huelva, from Brussels: "After Easter, prices have recovered as the production has fallen due to the cold"

"This hasn't been a good year for those who speculate with strawberries around Easter"

Zimbabwe sees a rise in blueberry exports

Philip Van Overbeke's daughter joins the Van Overbeke partnership:

"Now we can look at future decisions together"

Challenges persist in Ukrainian fruit and vegetable sector cooperation

"El Niño delays Mexican strawberry harvests"

Increased access for avocado, macadamia, and blueberry farmers

Kenyan government eyes a slice of the $171.8 bln global superfoods market

"The developments in blueberries in Turkey are attracting a lot of attention"

Despite inflation, climate change, Red Sea crisis... Egyptian strawberries remain unaffected

Dutch exporter discusses start of the local greenhouse strawberry season

"Fandango is particularly popular in the German day trading market"

Gerard van den Anker, Zaltbommel Auction:

"Since introducing the digital auction, we lack sorted top fruit to offer buyers"

Termotécnica introduces packaging solution for premium strawberries

Sweet Karoline blackberry’s growth in Mexico

Plougastel strawberry gets its own brand

“Protecting French and local production”

“Optimal freshness is an important competitive advantage of our blueberries.”

Port International and Hivekovics Family Orchards -

German company partners with Hungarian strawberry producer

Held on June 19 and 20 in Huelva

"Freshuelva is already preparing the 9th International Berry Congress"

California settles into strawberry production

Fan Wenzhuo, Planasa:

"We want to introduce more good varieties to China and build a fruit brand”

Northeast India:

Strawberry cultivation expands in Bihar

Norwegians eating less fresh produce while grocery industry makes record high turnover

Kazakhstan's fruit and berry exports surged in 2023

Exclusive to FreshPlaza:

Roamler dives into Polish, German, and French blackberry and raspberry market

Rainfall benefits Huelva soft fruit

Excessive pesticide residues found in Japanese strawberries at Taiwanese border

Quebec strawberries are being sold under an American brand

Ikigai fruits enters the US market with luxury Japanese fruit

Courtesy of UF/IFAS and growers

Florida’s blueberry season means yummy fruit

Sjraar Hulsman, Frankort&Koning:

"German gastronomers are looking at Dutch strawberries early"

SFU research to bring fresh, local blueberries to B.C. markets in winter

Peru will consolidate its leadership in the blueberry market in the 2024/25 campaign

Chilean blueberry export season concluded with total volume exceeding 86,000 tons

Frutania Ltd reports improved mood for the 2024 berry season

"Currently, we anticipate the start of the harvest to align with last year's strawberry season"

ExPa-Frucht GmbH
Christian Vogelsang of ExPa-Frucht Ltd

"In recent years, many retail chains have switched from Spanish to Greek strawberries"

Forecast calls for strong domestic blueberry supply

The value of Peruvian fresh blueberry exports increases

Stefan Bosmans, from wholesaler Michel:

"Still no large volumes of local strawberries ahead of Easter"

Asturias faces new challenges in blueberry production

The decline in Ukrainian horticultural product exports for a second consecutive year

Gentile Group: "We ship 1500 packages of raspberries a day"

Lack of Italian raspberries but not everyone was caught unprepared

Japanese luxury fruits now available in the US

"Exports have development potential":

“The future development of white strawberries must have brand effect”

Browse the photo gallery of the NSG event:

Open day at the strawberry and berry research and experimentation center

Peru Blueberry Seminar focuses on adoption of new blueberry varieties

Christopher Levine appointed as new CFO:

Fieldwork wins £600,000 government grant

Coming off an underwhelming South American season, blueberries are now transitioning

Innovative blueberry cultivation in east China's Anhui province

Novel system to assess the impacts of relative humidity on water loss during storage of blueberries

Strawberry season starts at Belgian cooperative

"We expect strong demand for strawberries this summer"

New system to assess the impacts of relative humidity on water loss during storage of blueberries

Exploring strawberry cultivation in the Bahamas

The options available at Vivai Molari:

Blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries - the latest varieties in demand

Eight hectares dedicated to Sabrosa-Candonga:

"I used to be a supplier, now my own strawberries are in markets and supermarkets"

El Pinar:

Spanish nursery leads rustic varieties in strawberry plants

Driscoll's named to list of the world's most innovative companies of 2024

Florida saw challenging strawberry season due to weather events

Palos Strawberries and Marvel join forces to promote strawberry consumption among the young

Dr. Prometeo Sánchez, on Planasa's Varieties:

"In Peru and Mexico, blueberry varieties which best withstand climatic stress are Blue Madeira, Blue Manila and Blue Maldiva"

Peruvian blueberry production sees a decline in season 2023-2024

Strawberries top-selling fruit across major retailers in South Korea

Carles Peris: "The EU must take everything related to consumer health more seriously"

La Unió denounces the second consecutive detection of hepatitis A in a shipment of strawberries from Morocco

Thomas Cera, from Bionest: "Protectionist policies in France are a drag on the consumption of organic products"

"Unlike what is happening with conventional raspberries, we are keeping the organic acreage stable"

Henk Vlaeminck, Van Dijk Foods:

"We hope to get the first Spanish stone fruit by Easter"

Zuccarella Agricultural Cooperative Society

"A transparent label to highlight Inspire and Sabrosa Candonga strawberries"

Interplay between plant knowledge and robotics for innovations in precision fruit cultivation

Domestic blueberry season gets underway

Evolution of strawberry varieties in Huelva for the 2023/2024 campaign:

The Marisma, Fortuna, and Rociera varieties lead Huelva's strawberry production

Emeline Vanespen, Fraises Framboises de France:

“This delay early in the campaign could lead to more pronounced production peaks”

Development status and changes in China’s blueberry industry

"China's high-quality blueberry cultivation has reached the international upper-middle level"

Sweet Karoline blackberries at peak production now

"Under investigation for the illegal cultivation of 7,000 blueberry plants in Huelva"

India lowers import duties for US cranberries and blueberries

COAG Andalusia denounces the import of berries from Morocco for relabeling in Huelva

Robotic strawberry picker selects only the best fruits in Brazil

Exporters see it as overzealous

New temporary requirement for exporting Moroccan soft fruit

Arian de Jong, Jong Fruit;

"Dutch greenhouse strawberry prices should stay stable until at least Easter"

David Hermans (Hermans Fruit Company) and Gunther De Vadder (BelOrta):

"We decided to work with organic strawberries because these were missing from the shelves"

Costa Group develops and grows world’s heaviest blueberry

No trace of hepatitis A in any Moroccan farm, says the Producers' Association

"The Moroccan strawberry industry is the victim of a Spanish smear campaign"

Shorter raspberry supply pushes up pricing