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Turkish pomegranate harvest should conclude soon

“We’ve seen strong demand this year, especially from Central Europe”

The Turkish pomegranate harvest has started and according to one Turkish exporter should be finished any moment. Prices have increased slightly due to quantities being a bit lower than they were last season. This could also cause the season to be somewhat shorter. According to Sefik Can, senior account…

Pakistan's mango exporters desire larger share of US market

Pakistan’s mango exporters are aiming to take a bigger slice of the US market as shipments of Indian fruit have contracted due to the pandemic. One Pakistani company sold a…

Demand continues to grow for California organic kiwi

California organic kiwifruit production has kicked off and is anticipated to go until Thanksgiving next month. Travis Noland of Wild River Fruit Inc. in Marysville, CA says Wild River began harvest two weeks ago on time, unlike other recent commodities in the state. “Kiwifruit is much different than…

Mango crop update from Brazil and Ecuador

On October 15, the National Mango Board published a Mango Crop Report, including shipment projections, actual arrivals, variety and size availability, and other figures considered useful to the US mango market. Brazil and Ecuador are currently harvesting and packing. The Brazilian mango season began the…

Del Monte files appeal in case over illegally sold pineapples

After the district court ruled that Inversiones y Procesadora Tropical, S.A (INPROTSA) did not have to pay $39.7 million in disgorgement, appellant Del Monte International Ltd…

Mango growers in southern Sinaloa expect a good harvest in 2022

Cyclones Nora and Pamela had a negative effect on southern Sinaloa's communities and vegetable crops, but they will favor the region's 2022 mango production, said Ismael Diaz…

Dutch company turns one, visits their Kenyan growers

Exotic Roots celebrated its first anniversary at the beginning of October. They did so with their partners and clients at their new premises in the Netherlands. They toasted this milestone with champagne and a bite to eat. This young company is growing fast. It is already busy taking its next (overseas) steps.…

La Grande Bellezza Italiana

One hundred hectares of pomegranates with agreements already in place

The problem is not only cultivating, but having the right channels to place the produce. La Grande Bellezza Italiana (LGBI) seems to have solved both issues. "Within the next couple of years, we will have around one hundred hectares of pomegranates producing approximately 400 tons. But what counts the…

60,000 persimmons stolen central from Japanese orchard

Some 60,000 persimmons have been stolen from an orchard in a central Japanese city. According to Gifu Prefectural Police's Gifukita police station, a farmer in the city made…

Beanstalk Global & The PMA in South Africa

South African kiwi industry has "a gift" in its early window into Europe

South Africa is still a net importer of kiwifruit, exporting about 550 tonnes annually, but the country has “a gift”, according to Lianne Jones, the PMA manager for Southern Africa, in the form of an opportunity to supply kiwis to the European Union at the end of February and into March, ahead of Chile…

Lena Trautwein from Llombart on the Spanish persimmon season:

"The predominant variety is still the Rojo Brillante"

October is not only the time for pumpkins and mushrooms, but also for a new season, full of of Spanish persimmons. Llombart Handels- und Treuhandgesellschaft is a "persimmon trader from the very beginning" and has been working with producers from the Spanish provinces of Valencia, Murcia and Huelva for…

“Australia’s production from now until Christmas is expected to be up 150% more than last year"

Australian avocado consumption predicted to rise to meet an increase in domestic production

Avocados Australia is predicting that the consumption of avocados is expected to rise from four kilograms per person to five kilograms per person by the end of the 2021/22 year due to a massive increase in domestic production. After falling below the 80,000 tonnes in the 2020-21 year, it is currently…

Oman: Farmer to grow 100 acres of figs in South Sharqiyah

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning has signed an agreement with farmer Ali Nasser Salem al Rasbi to plant 100 acres of Omani figs in the administrative division of Al…

Food waste solution launched for Hawaiian papayas

Hazel Technologies announces a partnership with Calavo Growers, a grower-shipper of fresh Hawaiian papaya, tomato and Hass avocados. Papayas have become more popular in the U.S. in recent years with U.S. consumption doubling in the past decade. More than 75 percent of the papaya produced in Hawaii are…

National Mango Board unveils refreshed brand and website

The National Mango Board (NMB) officially launched its updated website along with refreshed branding. Through a process that took more than a year from conception to…

Exports grew by 18% between January and July 2021

"Colombian cape gooseberries continue to position the country in the international market"

Colombian cape gooseberry exports increased by 18% between January and July of this year totaling 23.6 million dollars, according to data from the National Administrative…

The Chilean kiwi season is drawing to an end with a slight increase in its export figures

In the final stretch of the 2021 season, Chilean kiwi exports (weeks 39-40) total 146,7347 tons, a volume that slightly exceeds (+ 1%) the volume exported on the same date of…

Benjamin Singh and Alberto Labrado from Food Freshly Ltd:

"Our antioxidants for avocados are particularly in demand in South America"

Food Freshly AFC Ltd was pleasantly surprised by the lively interest in its products at this year's Fruit Attraction trade show in Madrid. "There weren't that many people there, but it went much better than expected, as we reached many potential customers despite the low number of participants," said…

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

High-density orchards enable Australian growers to manage cyclone risks

In Carnarvon and Kununurra, jackfruit is being used as a model tree crop due to its versatility, its ability to produce a high volume of fruit and grow in a range of climates…

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Hastings supermarket selling avocados for nine cents

Avocados are being sold at near-record low prices in Hastings as there is a significant oversupply in the North Island. Hastings Pak 'n Save was today selling the green-fleshed fruit for 9 cents each for one day only. To keep them from selling out too quickly, the supermarket imposed a limit of six per…

"Dragon fruit retail suffers from temporary closure of high-end restaurants and beverage shops"

Chinese dragon fruit has gained much popularity in the domestic market since the import of Vietnamese dragon fruit has been hindered by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. There is a huge demand for domestic red heart dragon fruit from high-end restaurants and beverage shops. More recently the weather in…

"Product quality of Chinese ginger suffers from excessive rainfall"

"New harvest of Chinese ginger expected to grow by 10%-15%"

Last year the Chinese ginger market flourished. Many farmers were attracted by the profit margin in this market and shifted to ginger plantation. That is why the production…

Rosa Hernandorena, commercial director of Viveros Hernandorena:

"We are what we are thanks to persimmons"

The epicenter of persimmon production in Europe is the Valencian regions of Ribera Alta and Ribera Baja, which have the PDO Kaki de la Ribera del Xúquer. This is the location of the largest cooperatives producing this fruit in the country, as well as of the nursery that produces the most persimmon plants…

SA farmer revived avocado trees by introducing mycorrhizae fungi to the soil

Christa Rebel, who farms near Tzaneen in Limpopo, found herself facing an uphill battle when trying to revive an avocado orchard. “These Hass avocado orchards were on the farm…

Mekong Delta fruit prices up as travel restrictions ease

Jackfruit, longan and lemon from the Mekong Delta are fetching two to four times the prices that prevailed when Covid-19 related transport restrictions were in force, before…

Plant & Food Research

Taking dragon fruit to the next level

In 2013, Plant & Food Research began the New Premium Fruit Variety Development Project (NPFVD) between partners in Vietnam and New Zealand agriculture and agribusiness…

Zespri’s Northern Hemisphere harvest will be the biggest yet

Zespri’s kiwifruit harvest from the Northern Hemisphere is set to exceed previous sales volumes and deliver strong returns for growers. Nick Kirton, Zespri’s Executive Officer…

Mango crop report

Brazilian mango season up to second week of December - approx 13.1 million boxes projected

Brazil and Ecuador are currently harvesting and packing mangoes for export. There are currently two main mango varieties available in the market: Tommy Atkins (82%) and Ataulfo/Honey. There are also limited supplies of Keitt, Palmer, Kent, Haden, Madame Francis and Nam Doc Mai. The total mango volume…

At MacFrut China Forum

Federico Milanese presents opportunities for Mediterranean kiwifruit in the Asian market

As part of the China Forum organized in MacFrut, the companies involved in the project The European Art of Taste had the opportunity to present themselves to the Asian market…

France: End of the red kiwi harvest in the Landes

Sweeter and less acidic than the green kiwi, with a hint of red fruit, the red kiwi, originally from China, is slowly finding its place in southwestern France.  It is in 2018 in…

Crisp and Your Avojoy introduce unique avocado-concept

Three avocados at different stages of ripening in one 'avocado box'

Supermarket app Crisp and Your Avojoy are joining forces to provide customers with perfectly ripe avocados all week long.  Crisp, the supermarket app for fresh food, is launching a unique avocado concept in partnership with avocado specialist Your Avojoy. Customers of the supermarket app can now order a sustainable…

The Chilean Avocado Committee forecasts production will increase by 57% this season

The Chilean Avocado Committee has forecast that the country will produce 220,000 tons of avocados in the 2021-2022 agricultural season, i.e. 57% more volume than the 140,000 tons it produced in the 2020-2021 campaign. According to the union, the production volume will increase because of the improved…

Costa Rica presents itself as a boutique fresh produce country

Costa Rica is well known as a paradise tourist destination, but there is much more that differentiates the country from other Latin American countries. High-level decisions made in the past seventy years have impacted the country’s fresh produce industry, setting it apart as a boutique supplier of fresh…

Plant & Food Research

Scientists develop accurate and inexpensive method of measuring kiwifruit color.

Plant & Food Research scientists develop accurate and inexpensive method of measuring kiwifruit color. They modified the ‘Cube’, a portable color digitizer device developed by…

AvoPRICE directly connects growers, packers, exporters and importers

First digital platform to improve the efficiency of the Mexican avocado supply chain

Mexico tops the world rankings for avocado production and exports, and official figures, on a steady rise, confirm its leadership. According to SIAP data, the acreage amounted to almost 250,000 hectares as of July 2021, which is 2.9% more than in the same period of 2020, and production reached 1,403,119…

Richard Strijbis, Tovano, the Netherlands:

"Despite firm prices, we're carefully handing out first Turkish figs again"

The last quarter always causes a stir at Tovano in the Netherlands. "We have some nice new arrivals," says Richard Strijbis. "Our Turkish shipper, Ephesus, has sent the first figs of the new harvest. I was somewhat skeptical before the season started. The harvest had been disappointing and, so prices are…

Melbourne citizen set up ‘Great Backyard Fruit Salvage’ to save loquats from rot

A Melbourne fruit fan has launched the ‘Great Backyard Fruit Salvage’ to save homegrown produce from the bin. Thanh Truong spends his days buying and selling fruit on the…

Vietnam: Binh Thuan province increases dragon fruit exports

For a while now, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Binh Thuan province has been focusing on the promotion of dragon…

Malaysian state on northern portion of Borneo:

Sabah seeks to become major regional pineapple supplier

The Malaysian state of Sabah, located on the northern portion of Borneo, hopes to push ahead with pineapple production by working on a new strategy with the Federal…

USDA

Mexico avocado production for 2021/22 forecasted 8 percent lower than previous marketing year

Mexico avocado production for marketing year 2021/22 is forecast eight percent lower than the record production observed the previous marketing year. While production will remain strong, growers expect trees will need to recover for a season. High international demand and attractive global prices has…

Del Monte demands Sh37 million from Kenya Railways for spoilt pineapple shipment

Fruit processing company Del Monte wants Kenya Railways to pay it Sh37.6 million (US$339,000) as compensation for a consignment of pineapples damaged following a train…

Asturian kiwifruit harvest delayed due to spring frosts

This season, the kiwifruit harvest is expected to be "slightly" delayed in the Asturian region of Bajo Nalón due to the weather conditions recorded in recent months. "We have…

China: Shaanxi persimmons exported for the first time

A few days ago, 4 batches of 83.8 tons of fresh persimmons with a value of 607,000 RMB that passed the Weinan Customs inspection and quarantine have been released and will be…

Demand for kiwifruit orchards sets new benchmarks in Bay of Plenty

Fully developed gold kiwifruit orchards in the most sought after Bay of Plenty districts have sold recently at $1.7 million per canopy hectare. Although that value comfortably…

Kaki Maxim 2021:

Another good season on the production and commercial front draws to a close

The harvest of the Maxim persimmon in the Italian orchards is coming to an end. Once again, this season, the new early kaki cultivar with firm, seedless flesh and no post-harvest treatment has been highly appreciated by consumers for the consistency and sweetness of its fruit.  "The commercial and field results…

40% drop in persimmon volumes

With 350 hectares, Agrintesa is a leading persimmon producer and trader. This year, however, a considerable drop in production is expected. FreshPlaza talked about it with Cristian Moretti, general manager at Agrintesa, and Enrico Bucchi, sales manager at Italia Alegra. Cristian Moretti and Enrico Bucchi FreshPlaza (FP):…

Ethiopian avocado growers intent on penetrating the global market

Ethiopian farmers in the regions of Amhara and Oromia are preparing to export avocados to the international market. More than 400 farmers in the Amhara region, as well as…

Thomas Derstadt, Import Promotion Desk:

"We guarantee good products for specialized importers"

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) supports importers in establishing contacts with suitable exporters and producers from overseas, focusing on the various differing criteria in order to make the products competitive in Europe. "Our mandate is to make exporters from developing and emerging countries fit for…

Juan Antonio García Romero, manager of Viveros Grajera, from Huelva:

"We are the first in the world to get avocado plants grafted on clonal rootstocks from in vitro culture"

The demand for avocado plants continues to increase as the popularity and consumption of this fruit keep growing worldwide. While the avocado plants sold until now were grafted on seed or clonal rootstocks obtained by the traditional double grafting method, a nursery in Huelva has succeeded, for the…

Zespri Red to become Zespri RubyRed™ Kiwifruit as commercial volumes beckon in 2022

Zespri has confirmed that its current red kiwifruit will be named Zespri RubyRed™ Kiwifruit for the first year of sales of commercial volumes in the upcoming 2022 season.…

Philippines, Bureau of Customs

BoC files charges against trading firms and brokers for garlic & onion smuggling

In the Philippines, the Bureau of Customs has filed criminal charges against four trading firms and their brokers for their alleged involvement in the smuggling of onions and…

Mango retailer of the year announced: Albertsons Companies

The National Mango Board (NMB) announced Albertsons Companies as its recipient of the 2021 Mango Retailer of the Year award. The NMB presented the award in Boise, Idaho to Vince Maggio, National Director of Produce and Floral. Also present from Albertsons Companies were Jerry Callahan, GVP…

Brisbane Produce Market Mango Auction raises $1 million for charities

The annual Brisbane Produce Market Mango Auction has had another successful virtual event, raising more than $27,000 for children with cancer in September. The 2021 event…

Kiwi growers take Gisborne District Council to High Court over land valuations

New Zealand kiwi growers are taking Gisborne District Council to the High Court for including the license to grow the gold variety in rating land valuations. The national body…

“We offer Keitt and Tommy Atkins mango in a favorable time-window for Europe”

Mangos could become an important crop for one Guatemalan exporter over the coming years. They have started offering Keitt and Tommy Atkins mangoes and see a window of opportunity during March and May. The success of the crop could have a large impact for the local community. Short harvest periods and differences…

Edwin Janssen, BUD Holland:

"More Peruvian specialties being imported in the wake of better-known exotics'

"We've been importing the more popular exotics from Peru for 20 years. These include vegetables and white and green asparagus. But also black figs, flown-in mangos, and Barhi dates. We know that country well and have connections there," explains Edwin Janssen of BUD Holland. "Thanks to that, we began weekly…

Farmers expect an abundant harvest this year

Chinese ginger harvest has begun

Freshly-harvested ginger is about to enter the Chinese market. The weather conditions in ginger production areas have been good. Farmers expect an abundant harvest this year. Mr. Wang Junjie, sales manager at Jining Shangzhuo Food Co., Ltd., recently shared his insight in the production and export conditions of Chinese ginger.…

José Tomás, Managing Director of Frutomás:

"If there is consumption, there will be a shortage of persimmons, but if there is not, there will be a surplus, even if production falls"

The reduction of the persimmon production in the Spanish Levant, where most of the plantations are located (specifically in the Valencian region of Ribera Alta), is set to be the determining factor this season. However, as observed over the last few months with summer fruits, the volume produced is not…

PP Roets – Roslesia

“I think Roslesia will probably open people’s eyes to passionfruit”

“This time next year we’ll have as much passionfruit as there was three years ago in the entire country,” says PP Roets, head of blueberry and passionfruit production at Roslé Farming. “I don’t think passionfruit has ever been planted at largescale for exports in South Africa. We’re at the stage where…

Good prospects for avocado exports Zimbabwe

The Covid pandemic has adversely impacted livelihoods and businesses worldwide. Even the more robust economies have been negatively affected by the tough response measures…

"Market prospects for Chilean cherries look good now that the ports are slowly solving their backlog"

The Chinese market is slowly recovering from the worst impact of the pandemic. And the problems with global distribution are gradually growing less intense. Shanghai Yuqian Supply Chain Management is one of the specialized importers in Shanghai Huizhan Wholesale Market. Sean Chen, spokesperson for the…

Michael Franks - Seeka

“Due to the market conditions in Australia, we will send a great volume to our customers in Asia and the Pacific Islands"

The soft Australian avocado market is putting pressure on the export returns for fruit sent from New Zealand as well as delivering low returns to the Australian growers. The New Zealand avocado harvest started back in July and it has been a season of very good quality fruit and big volumes, unfortunately…

Papaya supplies could stay tight until 2022

Supplies of imported papayas could remain tight until the beginning of 2022. Supplies of the exotic fruit have been on the shorter side for the past few months. “It’s likely due to the weather in parts of Mexico. It’s been a rainy, rainy season and it’s affected the supplies and the quality of fruit for…

Best-selling products were avocados, up 43.3% in relation to first months 2020

Peru leads the growth of non-traditional exports in the region

Peru spearheaded the growth of non-traditional exports among the main economies of the region, seeing an interannual expansion rate of 25.7% in the twelve-month period until…

Welisara, Sri Lanka

Lak Sathosa garlic fraud: Four more people remanded

Yesterday, the Wattala Magistrate’s Court ordered to remand until October 14 the four people who were arrested on Monday on charges of aiding and abetting in the alleged…

French ginger production makes a timid debut

Well-known for its benefits and therapeutic virtues, 80% of the ginger currently found in French stores comes from China, India, as well as Peru and Brazil (18%). Italy was…

Melissa Gea, sales manager at Grand Étal Bio

“The market should pick up this month”

Grand Étal Bio was founded 3 years ago by Antoine Gea. The family business started out as a service provider, but one year ago, it began producing organic French garlic and sweet potatoes. “We will start harvesting the sweet potatoes in about 2 weeks and we are expecting some 80 tons for this season,”…

Most Australian mangoes are now monitored to ensure a profit

Having mangoes arrive in export markets at the right quality and ripeness can mean the difference between exporters making a profit or loss, and good temperature management is the key. Real-time monitoring of temperature, particularly in road and air-freighted fruit using wireless/autonomous reporting…

Afghanistan: Pomegranate pickers jobless as fruits rot at closed border

Pomegranates are ripening as Afghanistan finds itself engulfed in various crises since the Taliban seized control two months ago. While Afghanistan's pomegranate season is…

Peruvian 'ethnic' products have potential in Spain

Peru is known as an important supplier of fruit and vegetable products in Europe. According to Peru's Commercial Economic Counselor in Spain, Joan Manuel Barrena Chavez, Peru…

Season starts with good prospects

PDO Granada Mollar de Elche expects pomegranate harvest to reach 50,000 tons

The Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Granada Mollar de Elche has officially kicked off the campaign with a ceremony featuring journalist José Ribagorda, editor and presenter of the weekend news of Spanish TV sender Telecinco. The event, held on a farm in the hamlet of Las Bayas, was attended by the mayor…

North-west Syria

Crops left to rot as Russia-Turkey tensions intensify

The fig harvest in the Zawiya Mountain region - Idlib governorate - was due last month. Alas, most farmers have fled to areas closer to the border with Turkey in the past few…

Vietnamese fruit exports to South Korea surging

Vietnam exported $107.25 million worth of fruit and vegetables to South Korea in the first eight months of 2021, up 3.47 percent year-on-year. The export value of vegetables…

Main export items being apples and kiwis

Iran increased fruit exports to Russia by 50% in 2021

Iran exported a record volume of fruits and nuts worth $196 million to Russia in the first three quarters of 2021. Fruit exports of Iran to the Russian Federation increased by…

Zimbabwe’s President to commission fruit and vegetable facility today

Today, President Emmerson Mnangagwa is to commission the Tabudirira Fruit and Vegetable Processing Hub in Mutoko. The plant is in line with Vision 2030 of an empowered upper…

‘Perfect storm’ drives Australian avocado prices down to $1

A massive avocado oversupply means Australian farmers are struggling to offload their fruit for a decent price. Sources say several growers have had to dump their crops or risk their produce withering on the tree until demand improves. Avocado Australia boss John Tyas said this situation was the result…

Partnership with NFL quarterback kicks off avocado promotion

Avocados From Mexico kicks off a new national shopper marketing campaign featuring former New Orleans star quarterback Drew Brees to get fans ready for the “Guac Zone.” Avocados From Mexico is launching its biggest Big Game promotion with a grand prize of a $100,000 Smart Home Makeover. Retailers are…

Jean-Baptiste Pinel, Primland:

“The Spanish market is very active in kiwi production and consumption”

Primland was represented at Fruit Attraction this year in Madrid. A meeting that Jean-Baptiste Pinel, manager of the company, did not want to miss. “First of all, it was important for us to be present because there hadn’t been an event of this scale for 2 years. As an operator on the market, it was also…

Reunion: lack of labor for the pineapple harvest

Pineapple exports from the Reunion Island have doubled in 10 years (2,700 tons exported each year to France and Europe), but the sector struggles to grow and to produce its Victoria pineapples in sufficient quantities, mainly due to a lack of labor. According to Daniel Moreau, head of Royal Bourbon and…

Trade in garlic from storage remains slow

Chinese garlic export gradually restarts after National Day

Chinese garlic export is slowly starting up again after National Day on 1st October. The price levels are more or less the same as before the holiday. The price of top-quality…

Cartama, the Colombian Hass avocado export company, will receive the B certification

Grupo Cartama, which has been exporting Hass avocado for more than 20 years, announced that it will be the next company in the sector to receive B Certification, achieving the…

Northwestern University study looks at answers to climate change

Breadfruit: Potential food of the future

Climate models suggest breadfruit trees will grow well across the tropics for many decades to come. There is an especially big opportunity in tropical Africa, where large…

Dreamstime

More and more exotics native to Austria

The African horned cucumber, or kiwano, is now available in Austria as well, according to the Kurier. Recently, the yellow, spiky fruit has been cultivated in Seewinkel. The…

Malaysian durian exports: value growing by RM 74.8 million since 2016

According to Deputy Agriculture and Food Industries Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah, the value of durian exports has grown by RM  74.8 million or 107 per cent in the years since…

More than 400 varieties of exotic fruits already exported

Hainan increases international cooperation on rare fruit cultivation

Qionghai -in the east of Hainan Province- plans to boost international cooperation in the cultivation of rare fruits. There are already more than 400 varieties of exotic…

12 to 25 day autonomy and 81.9% reduction in energy consumption and carbon footprint

Anecoop's kakis travel from Carlet to Paris in Improus-PRS passive refrigerated container

About 7,000 kilos of Persimon Bouquet kakis departed recently from Carlet bound to Rungis, Paris, making a stop in Saint Charles, Perpignan. Eight pallets are making their first trip in a smart passive container featuring the SmartEcoReefer solution developed by the company INPROUS-PRS, which is putting…

5 November 15:00-16:30 CET

Mini Symposium on avocado quality

The avocado world is rapidly developing. With the complexities of delivering “ready-to-eat” avocados, the challenges with waste, and the ever-increasing demands of consumers, avocado quality has become even more important. With the choices we make in quality we have an impact on the lives of millions of consumers.…

Multilingual communication is essential at an international scale

Italian PND fruit peeling and cutting machines requested in Central and South America

In the last three years, the processing of fruit and vegetables in Central and South America has seen a strong development. The Italian company PND, which specializes in the manufacturing of machines for peeling and cutting fruit, has sold 55 machines in Peru, 45 in Mexico, 15 in Costa Rica and about 20…

Australian farmers forced to let produce rot

Avocado oversupply drives prices down

Farmers Julie and Tony Pratt from Wolvi, on the Sunshine Coast, have had to make some difficult decisions after making a profit of just 4 cents per avocado. The pair claims…

"China Kiwi E-commerce Live Broadcast Base" was officially put into use

"The sweet and sour kiwifruit in Meixian is just ripe right. Only with moderate rainfall, abundant sunlight, and moderate temperature difference, can Meixian have a refreshing…

Trops consolidates its position in mango and avocado with 148 million euro in sales

The Trops cooperative has managed to stand out and place the avocado as one of the new benchmarks in Andalusian agriculture. In fact, this firm from Malaga, has a 45% national…

The Alginet and Benifaió cooperatives will coordinate the commercial management of persimmon

The Alginet and Benifaió cooperatives have reached a commercial collaboration agreement that is initially focused on persimmon but is open to the rest of their productions if…

Kashmir farmers start indoor saffron cultivation

Have you ever thought of growing saffron at home? For the first time, local farmers of Pampore have started indoor saffron cultivation on an experimental basis. “I have planted 400 saffron seeds in small trays in a room, and the crop is expected to produce flowers by 20th October. A team of experts has…

NutryFarm International secures large durian order

Yesterday, Hong Kong holding company NutryFarm International announced that it has secured a sales order of some RMB65 million (€8.54 mln) from Anhui Dingguan Supply…

Pakistan invited to join South and Southeast Mango Network

The Yunnan Academy of Agricultural Sciences (YAAS) and project groups from South and Southeast Asian countries have initiated the South and Southeast Mango Network (SSMN) at…

Jamaica - Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries

Minister Shaw promises millions of dollars in agri investments

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has announced millions of dollars in investments to be infused into the agricultural sector. Among these will be a US $95m…

Cases occurred in Yuncheng, Shanxi, and Zhumadian, Henan

Traces of Covid-19 found on packaging of Thai durian

The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in Zhangyang county, Zhumadian, announced on the 5th of October that traces of Covid-19 were found on the packaging of Thai durian. The…

"This season we are expecting the overall volume to be more than last season, which is good"

Strong start to season provides optimism for Australia's mango growers as production ramps up

The Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) is confident that consumers will enjoy high-quality mangoes right throughout the summer, after a strong start to production in the Top End. In the week ending 1 October, 375,000 trays were sent to market, mostly from the Darwin region, but also small…

Avocado growers’ bid to sell fruit pays off

The people have spoken. A grower-funded campaign that aims to get more Australians buying avocados has taken multiple accolades in what may be one of the industry’s most impactful initiatives yet. Funded by Australian avocado grower levies and delivered through Hort Innovation, the ‘Our Green Gold’…

Binh Thuan dragon fruit gets protected GI in Japan

Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology was informed that the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF), officially granted a Protected…

A new approach to testing kiwifruit quality

While the pandemic brought challenging times for growers and shippers, it has also sparked new ideas for the industry. One area where innovation is being seen is in kiwifruit quality testing. Adding to its line of single-commodity devices—which include those for avocado and mango—Camas, Washington based…

FreshPlaza October Special on Avocados

FreshPlaza's October Special is on avocados. Are you growing, supplying, importing or exporting avocados? Will your markets change due to the global shipping problems and…

USDA

U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement Seasonal Perishable Products Weekly Update

'Peruvian blueberries arriving at Philadelphia and New York expected to remain about the same'

This report provides trend analysis of the volume and prices of Seasonal Perishable commodities. Volume represents current week and prices represent open (spot) market sales by first handlers on product of generally good quality and condition unless otherwise stated and may include promotional allowances…

Solid demand from new markets for Turkish pomegranates

Turkey’s pomegranate season has begun, with one exporter starting harvest for the Wonderful pomegranates next week. Demand seems solid, while production in Turkey is slightly lower due to the weather conditions in the country. The harvest for Turkish Wonderful pomegranates will start in about a week, says…

Egyptian pomegranate growers faced some challenges with the weather

“We expect demand to increase in November”

Egyptian pomegranates came into the market a little later than usual, which had an impact on the start of the season. One exporter hopes demand will pick up next month, as the color of the pomegranates should be in a better place by then. At the same time, Egypt is dealing with tough competition in the…

‘Avolicious’

Private label for avocados launched

Terra Exports, a global fresh fruit company, is making an impact in the avocado sector by launching its own, in-house brand of avocados called Avolicious. The private label launched one month ago and has been well received by customers. Avolicious is already being shipped globally--currently to Asia,…

Late start for California persimmons

California persimmons are just getting underway with harvest. For PureFresh Sales based in Selma, CA, the Hachiya persimmon crop began harvest this week and it’s seeing a large crop. Fuyu crop harvest is also underway. “The color has had a difficult time coming on. But as we’re getting cooler weather…

Darwin mangoes are ‘This Season’s Must Have’ at Mango Madness Festival

Darwin mango season is in full swing and that means the annual festival celebrating the Territory’s favourite tropical fruit is back again. The Mango Madness Festival is a…

Timing is crucial for stable mango yields in South Afica

Johann du Preez is the general manager of Bavaria Fruit Estates in Hoedspruit, Limpopo. He has over 30 years’ experience as a mango farmer. In a recent interview, he…

Uzbek pomegranates get great prices in South Korea

Uzbek pomegranates are for sale in several retail outlets in South Korea. An inquisitive consumer spotted a package of three pomegranates - indicating the country of origin to…

Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has high hopes for China-Laos Railway

The Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is hoping to make use of the China-Laos Railway to bolster the export of agricultural produce.  The Ministry is advising agriculture…

Tight supplies on Florida carambola due to seasonal transition

Supplies of carambola are transitioning between the summer/fall crop and the winter crop currently. “Supplies are limited. We have slightly better supplies during the transition this year compared to last year due to slightly less rainfall in late summer,” says Peter Leifermann with Brooks Tropicals LLC…

Value added products derived from jackfruit, passion fruit and nutmeg

APEDA sends off first export consignment of from Kerala to Australia

Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority APEDA made possible the export of the first consignment of various value-added derived from jackfruit,…

Speech by Reen Nordin at the China Forum

Traceability and strategy to ensure quality throughout the world

As part of the China Forum organized at MacFrut, the companies involved in the project The European Art of Taste had the opportunity to present themselves to the Asian market…

Five Dragon Fruit varieties grown in Almeria

Society sets new trends and changes in consumer tastes, and now, more than ever, it is essential that companies, institutions and the administration work together to offer…

Egyptian pomegranate season did well in the local market

“We increased our pomegranate production by 15% this year”

The Egyptian pomegranate season is in full swing and demand has been strong in both the international and domestic markets. One exporter takes pride in the fact that the pesticide residue test detected no traces of any pesticides, which was a major selling point for the company. May Salem, managing…

Republic of Georgia

Persimmons to be more expensive this season

Due to unfavorable weather conditions and the rise in labor costs in Georgia, there are price hikes ahead for persimmons. For instance, Vasil Germanishvili, a spokesman for…

Sanit Wing

Rwandan firm makes skincare products from avocados

Alexandre Nshimiyimana sees avocados as more than just a snack; his company uses the fruit to make skincare products like moisturizers and soap. Sanit Wing, located in Burera District, Northern Province, is a processing and manufacturing industrial company that produces a variety of oils, cosmetics and…

European kiwi supply will be lower than previous seasons

Prices could be higher due to lower volumes and increased costsThe Greek kiwi season might be a bit different that usual. Due to lower volumes being available and costs of production increasing, prices could be higher this season for all European producers. One Greek exporter is still optimistic and has…

Could dragon fruit become one of the most sought after super fruits worldwide?

Even though the South African dragon fruit industry is relatively young, the fruit as we know it today, has been produced commercially since 1990 in Vietnam, Malaysia,…

California

Smaller Wonderful pomegranates coming this season

The Wonderful variety of pomegranates out of California is seeing a slightly later start this season. Normally harvest begins on the variety the first week in October. “But with the heat this year and there’s also been a lot of smoke in the valley, we’ll start next Wednesday,” says Levon Ganajian of…

China: Coconuts in Hainan are in short supply and prices soar

Hainan Province is known as the Hometown of Coconuts. The annual output of coconuts is about 300 million, accounting for 99% of the national output. How about coconut sales in…

The importance of southwestern China to Thailand's overland border trade is increasingly prominent

The Southwestern China market is increasingly prominent as Thailand's largest border and overland cross-border trade export market. The most direct manifestation is that in 2021, Thailand's exports to China through overland cross-border trade surpassed Malaysia for the first time. The China-Laos Railway,…

Avocado demand set to soar in Australia

Avocado production is set to double by 2026 to 170,000 tons as demand for the popular fruit is soaring. Avocados Australia CEO John Tyas stated that demand in Australia is one…

Organic ginger farmers northern Tanzania get great returns

Spices and herbs smallholder farmers in northern Tanzania have become overnight millionaires selling their organic ginger cash crop to an export-oriented company. A total of…

Eurosemillas will present Green Motion, the largest international avocado improvement project, at the Fruit Attraction fair

Eurosemillas will participate in this year's Fruit Attraction to consolidate the expansion of the Tango Fruit seedless mandarin brand and to publicize the future of avocado cultivation. The Spanish company will present to the general public the project that it started with the help of the University of…

In collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency

Kenya: Siaya county government to promote avocado farming

The Siaya county government has partnered with the Japan International Cooperation Agency to boost avocado farming in the southwest Kenya county. They are also developing…

Locally grown avocados on South African shelves year-round

Avocado enthusiasts can now find the fruit on South African shelves all year round, thanks to 10 new varietals launched by one of the country's leading producers. The South…


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