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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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…

Tasmania adaps to changes to minimum wage legislation

New app to monitor fruit pickers

In the Tasmanian horticulture sector, this year things are a little different for growers and pickers; a new fixed award rate of pay is prompting change in orchards and berry patches around the…

Chestnuts volumes less certain

Australia: Alpine apple crop is looking good

According to two local growers, the Alpine apple season seems to have fared well amid recent wet weather. However, chestnuts may suffer if the rain continues. Wandiligong…

Container News

Increased container volume at Port of Melbourne in October

Port of Melbourne noted increased container volumes in October 2022 compared to the same month last year. The Australian port saw October's container throughput rise by 15.6% over October 2021 with a total of 295,149 TEU, while year-to-date box volumes are up 9.3%. Full overseas imports increased by…

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…

Australia: Macadamia growers produce higher than anticipated crop

Australian macadamia growers seem to have recovered from the record rains and flooding in NSW and South East Queensland earlier this year. They are about to produce a higher…

Westpac NZ and Lincoln University partner on climate change guidance report

Westpac NZ and Lincoln University have released research that finds agile farm management will be critical in reducing emissions and adapting to climate change. The Westpac NZ…

Eating green leafy vegetables might reduce risk of fractures later in life

A large-scale study by Edith Cowan University’s Nutrition and Health Innovation Research Institute indicates that people who eat a diet rich in vitamin K1 have up to a 31…

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…

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,…

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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,…

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'…

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…

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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…

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…

"Brightly colored fruits are more acceptable in the market"

At present, the storage of domestically produced apples is coming to an end in China. In the current situation where the market momentum is not good and the fruit market has…

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…

Federation of Indian Export Organisations:

'Indian banana exports can increase four-fold'

Despite being the largest producer of bananas in the world, India is ranked 20th in exports and has a paltry 0.6 per cent share in the global banana trade. Industry sources…

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…

Chestnuts volumes less certain

Australia: Alpine apple crop is looking good

According to two local growers, the Alpine apple season seems to have fared well amid recent wet weather. However, chestnuts may suffer if the rain continues. Wandiligong…

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,…

High demand for Egyptian strawberry plants

The high demand for strawberries and their adoption by growers has stimulated seed producers, one of which in the Arab region is the Egyptian strawberry Fayruz Nurseries. Mr. Emad Mahdy, owner and operator of Fayruz Nurseries, said, "We are the first nursery in Egypt to be licensed and accredited to export…

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…


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