Jordan seeks to export dates to Brazil

Jordan exports data to over 15 countries, and growers from the country seek to enter the Brazilian market. Jordanian dates were presented to Brazilian businesspeople this…

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2022 California almond forecast

Initial subjective forecast for 2022 production at 2.80 billion pounds

The initial subjective forecast for the 2022 California almond production is 2.80 billion pounds. Forecasted production is 4% below last year's production of 2.92 billion pounds. Forecasted bearing acreage for 2022 is a record high of 1,370,000. Forecasted yield is 2,040 pounds per acre, 8% lower than…

According to ASAJA, they may exceed 50% in counties such as Los Vélez and Alto Almanzora

It is estimated that close to 30% of Almeria's almond production could have been lost

ASAJA-Almería foresees an "uneven" almond production in this Spanish province. The impact of the weather conditions this spring has affected 59% of the almond tree acreage. The extent of the impact varies depending on the region, since, for example, frost, which has been the phenomenon that has caused…

Bernd Hofmeister from PALM Nuts & More Nuss und Trockenfrucht & Co.

"Procurement of goods currently a major problem as supply chains are massively disrupted"

As is the case for many other companies, PALM Nuts & More Nuss und Trockenfrucht & Co. is currently facing a major problem with the procurement of goods due to massive disruptions in the supply chains. The company from Buchholz/Nordheide sources and markets nuts and dried fruit from California,…

To grow market for vegetable, fruit, nut and nursery specialty crops

Pennsylvania awarded $2.45 million in federal grants

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced more than $2.45 million in federal grants awarded to 23 projects that will grow markets and increase the…

Mason County becomes largest chestnut planting site in U. S.

By 1946, most of the American chestnut trees in the United States were dying of a blight that would eventually wipe out billions of them. These giant trees dominated woodlands…

New in at New Factor

Flavored pistachios

At Macfrut, New Factor officially presented the latest products created in collaboration with Wonderful. FreshPlaza talked about it with New Factor director Francesco Perego. FreshPlaza (FP): How important is the pistachio category for you?Francesco Perego (FPE): Together with peanuts, pistachios are the main products when it comes…

Macadamia producing region of Bundaberg not impacted by severe weather

The Australian macadamia crop forecast has been reduced by 10 per cent, as a direct result of the recent severe weather and flooding in New South Wales and South East…

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Southern Region News Release Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts

Florida utilized avocado production for 2021 totaled 14,220 tons

Avocados: Florida's utilized production for 2021 totaled 14,220 tons, down 17 percent from 2020 while its associated value of production was down 3 percent to $13.4 million. Wind damage and laurel wilt disease were primary contributors to lower avocado production in 2021. Blueberries: Georgia's utilized…

Oregon hazelnuts: Growers and trees rebound after last year’s storm

Oregon growers are rebounding after a devastating ice storm in February 2021 that damaged hazelnut trees throughout the Willamette Valley. Despite the damage from the storm,…

UAE dates for sale in Brazilian Carrefours

Dates produced in the United Arab Emirates began to be sold this week, as of Tuesday May 3, at the Carrefour supermarket chain in Brazil. Products are from the Date Crown…

Juicy fruits more in demand

Sale of dates in Pune drops by 60% during Ramadan

The sale of dates in Pune has fallen by 60 percent in the holy month of Ramadan because of the intense summer heat. The dates are available in plenty in the retail/wholesale…

Mareeba Orchards

North Queensland company growing the natural snack food market with healthy fruit

Leading Australian dried fruit products producer has sensed the need to grow the healthy snack food market, particularly given the tropical dried fruit market is still small as a result of a lack of natural and quality product. Mareeba Orchards highlights that a large portion of the tropical dried fruit…

Karnataka

Demand for Saudi dates up by 25% in Mangaluru

Dates and dry fruit traders witnessed a rise in the demand for Saudi dates by 25% this Ramadan. One trader said that one of the main reasons for the rise in demand for Saudi…

Cashew will probably be damaged as well

Heavy rainfall affects mango trees in Goa

Pre-monsoon rains have wreaked havoc on the harvest of Goan mango types during the last two days. While the thunderstorms, which were accompanied by strong winds, caused a few…

Almond market report - Kanopée Sarl

“We have not yet reached last year’s levels in terms of volumes, shipped or sold”

Spain was hit by the frost at the beginning of April. It is still too early to predict the impact on this summer’s harvest but the first estimates are between 10 and 50% of…

Portuguese almond farmers to launch factory following multi-million-euro investment

The Veracruz Group, which grows four varieties on almonds on its 1,300 hectares of groves in Portugal, will open a state-of-the-art shelling and drying factory in Idanha-a-Nova next year, marking a significant step forward in smart farming. The 15.3-million-euro factory, which has been recognised by the…

Thomas Walberg from Horst Walberg Trockenfrucht Import, on nuts from Australia:

"The almonds weren't so much the problem, but the macadamia nuts were"

The most popular products currently offered by Horst Walberg Trockenfrucht Import Ltd include macadamia nuts and almonds from Australia, cashews from India and Brazil nuts from Bolivia. The Kisdorf-based company regularly receives goods from the respective countries of origin. The volumes on offer depend…

Afghanistan exported figs worth US$35 mln in 2021

Afghanistan has exported figs worth US$35 million over the past year, said the Ministry of Economy on Sunday. A total of 7.155 tons of figs have been exported in 2021. Figs…

Azerbaijan is third largest hazelnut exporter globally

Azerbaijan is the third-largest exporter of hazelnuts to global markets in the first quarter of 2022, an official from the country’s Agriculture Ministry said last week.…

Fruit Growers welcome disaster assistance support

Fruit Growers Tasmania welcomes the Australian and Tasmania Governments’ announcement to approve disaster assistance for hail affected Huon Valley fruit growers. Fruit Growers…

Hawke’s Bay almond-growing trial might be extended

Almonds have grown wild in Central Otago for many years. But only now, Plant & Food Research is embarking on a feasibility study to see if almonds can be grown sustainably in…

Some cherry varieties affected as well

Southern Moldova almond and apricot yield will decrease due to frosts

In the southern regions of Moldova, frosts in the first decade of April caused damage to flowering plantations of almonds, apricots and some European varieties of cherries…

Frost damages the production of up to 40 Catalan fruit and almond cooperatives

The Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives of Catalonia (FCAC) met on Monday, in Lleida, with the cooperatives affected by the intense frost of early April. There are a total…

Saudi Arabia

National Center for Palms and Dates launches digital initiative to promote dates globally

The National Center for Palms and Dates has officially launched the “Saudidates” platform, an innovative, convenient and efficient business-to-business electronic market where…

Main European hazelnut players create "Group Corylus Europae"

After several online meetings and a face-to face meeting in Piedmont in November, Producer Organisations and research centres representing the three main hazelnut producing countries in Europe (Italy, France and Spain) decided to create the Group Corylus Europae. The group represents almost 80% of…

Disease and yield data to come

Bee Vectoring Technologies announce ongoing 2022 almond trials in California

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. today announced it is conducting 10 almond trials in the 2022 growing season, which started during the almond bloom period…

"We are already the largest date producers in all of Europe, but we want to continue expanding our production"

The Spanish province of Alicante is home to one of the largest palm groves in the world: the Palmeral de Elche, or Horts de palmeres d'Elx, which, in fact, is the northernmost on the planet, says Miguel Ángel Sánchez. This is also where Europe's only local dates are produced. "The origin of the palm grove…

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Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook: March 2022

Supplies in US citrus market forecast to be record low

The 2021/22 U.S. citrus crop is forecast to be 6 million tons, down 13 percent from the final output for the 2020/21 season. Declines in overall production are due to smaller orange and grapefruit crops in California, Florida, and Texas, and smaller mandarin crops in California and Florida. All orange…

Pistacchio di Bronte - not everyone willing to pay €45/kg

While the Pistacchio di Bronte DOP season ended last October, we will have to wait 2023 for the next harvesting period. As is known, this product is harvested every two years, following the rhythm of the local agronomic management to improve fruit quality and plant health. During in-between years, buds…

Laurent La Morella, Lorre:

"The European market is craving the new South African date crop"

This year's South African Medjool date crop is somewhat delayed. "Harvesting began about three weeks late due to the rain and colder weather," says Laurent La Morella of Belgian importer Lorre. "However, the market is craving this new crop. The large Israeli Medjools are almost completely sold out. Since…

Opportunities for almond cultivation

At least 150 technicians and producers took part in the technical day dedicated to specialized almond groves held on Friday 25 March 2022 in Imola (Bologna) and organized by Romagna Impianti and Fruit Net System. "Intensive almond groves can represent an excellent source of income as an alternative to…

Mocerino Frutta Secca (Italy)

Growing demand for almond, hazelnut and pistachio flours

"The difficult context of these months has put a strain on the entire agri-food chain. The high cost of fuel translates into tangible logistical difficulties, raw materials are not able to cross the borders of the East, as in the case of pumpkin seeds, of which Ukraine is our main supplier, or of Goji…

Registered dietitian network helps drive Medjool date sales

National Nutrition Month may only last 31 days, but the collaborative efforts between Natural Delights and registered dietitians are ongoing to bring Medjool dates to the forefront of shoppers’ minds. In the last year, Natural Delights has added 500,000 new consumers to the brand thanks to its extensive…

Karl Samsing, CEO of Valbifrut: "Chile has been making steady progress in the mechanical cracked walnut market"

"All the big buyers in Europe work with Chile during the buying campaign of the second half of the year"

The harvest of the new walnut season has already started in Chile, the largest player in this industry in the southern hemisphere, and the campaign is beginning with good prospects. "In the previous two seasons, those of 2020 and 2021, there has been a growing demand for nuts, especially walnuts. Much of…

Amid claims of 'radioactivity'

Moroccans boycott Algerian dates ahead of Ramadan

Algeria, the third-largest producer of dates in the world, produces more than 1,000 varieties of dates, a fruit that Muslims regularly eat to break their fasting during…

Yunnan exports 1.079 million tons of fruits and dried nuts, ranking first in China

According to Kunming Customs statistics, Yunnan Province exported 1.079 million tons of fruits and dried nuts in 2021, ranking first in China. The export value reached 12.1…

"We sell our almonds from organic and regenerative farms across Europe"

Andalusia is the Spanish region with the largest acreage devoted to almond trees and a world power in the production of organic almonds, and thanks to the support of the Dutch foundation Commonland and the local association AlVelAl, it is also one of the few regions in the world where almonds are grown…

Vietnam aims for sustainable growth macadamia industry

Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed a decision approving a project to sustainably develop macadamia cultivation and processing in the 2021-2030 period.…

Bundaberg growers luckier than others

Floods damage Australia's macadamia crop

Heavy rainfall and flooding in recent days have led to massive damage to macadamia plots. It is not yet possible to estimate the extent of the damage, although initial…

Volkan Adigüzel, Libra Food, about dried blueberries from Canada Dreamstime

"There were crop failures of up to 40%, which is why prices have skyrocketed"

Libra Food from Hamburg started out as a pure online store selling nuts for private customers and has since developed into a wholesaler for nuts, dried fruit and spices.…

Major export contributors were macadamia nuts, citrus and vegetables

Zimbabwe: Horticulture exports were up 6.8% in 2021

Zimbabwe’s horticulture exports in 2021 ended up at US$64.6 million, reflecting a 6.8% increase compared to the US$59.5 mln recorded in 2020. Trade promotion body ZimTrade…

Freeze and strong winds affecting Solano County almond crops

Wind and low temperatures are troubling almond growers who are still assessing the damage when highs and then lows froze blossoms. Warmer temperatures forced an early almond…

The Pecan Cluster will hold the XII Technical and Commercial Workshops 2022 on March 31 and April 1

Pecan production grows in Entre Rios

Pecan production has been growing in Entre Rios at the same rate as the world's demand for increasingly exquisite products is growing. The COVID-19 pandemic strengthened a consumer…

Iranian Mazafati date: Excellent taste and high quality

Iran is one of the greatest producers and exporters of dates. The Mazafati date is world famous for its excellent taste and high quality. This type of date has a high…

Just one handful of walnuts every day can help support overall health

California Walnuts launches global “Power of 3” campaign to address importance of omega-3 consumption

According to a study published in the Nutrition Journal, more than 90% of Americans aren’t getting enough omega-3s in their diet. The California Walnut Commission announced…

Millions of dollars of macadamia's have been lost

Northern NSW farmers face total crop losses after floods

As floodwaters completely submerge hundreds of hectares of soybean, rice, cane and macadamia farms, farmers in northern New South Wales are anticipating the loss of their…

Sri Lanka coconut export revenues up 26 percent to US$834 mln

Sri Lanka has garnered a record US$834 million from export of coconuts and related products last year. This is a strong 26 percent annual growth. The nation earned these…

New nut concept 'We Nut Butter' makes its way into German food retailers

"Great margins for food retailers, interactive shopping experience for consumers"

Under the name 'We Nut Butter', the high-performance nut cream mill called WB02 is now making its way into German food retailers. Developed and produced entirely in the Netherlands, this machine consists of high-qualitycomponents and grinds a wide range of whole nuts and peanuts into tasty creams in just…

Room for walnut growers in New South Wales

A nearly 16ha orchard of 2,700 trees owned by New Zealand Walnut Industry Group researcher Dr Heather North and Clive Marsh is now almost fully grown. The Lincoln orchard,…

Nuts to you

WEDC grant aims to boost Wisconsin’s hazelnut industry

A Midwestern effort to crack into the hazelnut industry is getting a boost from a $79,800 grant from WEDC. The Targeted Industry Project (TIP) Grant will help with efforts to…

Queensland flooding triggers fruit and vegetable shortages in outback

Deluge hits northern NSW - Queenslanders wait for waters to recede

The flooding emergency continues in NSW and Queensland, with concerns for several people still missing in floodwaters and the risk of further wet weather in the days ahead. Supermarkets across outback Queensland are bracing for fruit and vegetable shortages due to intense flooding in the state's…

AMS Chief Executive Officer to step down after 14 years

After 14 years at the helm of the Australian Macadamia Society (AMS), Jolyon Burnett has announced his intention to step down from the role of CEO when his contract expires in…


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