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Tropical fruit

Mexico: Avocado exports generate 2.5 billion dollars

The export of avocados by the Association of Producers and Packers Exporters of Avocado of Mexico (APEAM) generates an economic gain for the country of approximately 2.5 billion dollars, said Ramon Paz Vega, strategic adviser of the group.In a telephone interview with Notimex, he said that their avocado was.....

Global demand is insatiable

Spanish marketers of avocados want to increase their crops

Global demand for avocados continues to grow at a rate of two hundred million kilos per year and there is currently insufficient production in the world to meet these increases, which is why Spanish marketers demand being able to increase the area under cultivation.Enrique Colilles, manager of Trops, the main.....

Borja Piedra, Huerta Tropical:

Spain: "The Costa Tropical is as good a producer as any other country"

The climatological conditions south of Malaga and Granada are suitable for the cultivation of certain tropical fruits, like avocados, mangoes or cherimoyas. "I am not originally from Granada, although I have lived here for many years and, relatively recently, I discovered that we had this type of plantations.....

Israel: Arava expands its operations with mangoes

A new approach for embarking upon a fluctuating industry is a necessity of the highest priority, so claimed by Omer Kamp of Arava Export Growers. Nowadays, according to Mr. Kamp, "Consumers are demanding the inclusion of various factors that would comprise of Quality, Price, Service and Innovation. It would.....

China: Launch ceremony for Goodfarmer golden pineapples from Costa Rica

On 29 June 2017, the launch ceremony for the Goodfarmer golden pineapples from Costa Rica was held at the Huizhan Fruit and Vegetable Market in Shanghai. Representatives from the Costa Rican embassy, the Huizhan Fruit and Vegetable Market and Goodfarmer, all came together to celebrate the first transport of.....

Shanghai Junfan/Yijunde International help Costa Rican pineapples enter China

Recently, the first batch of Costa Rican pineapples arrived in Shanghai with the help of the cold-chain service from Shanghai Junfan/Yijunde International Freight Forwarding. "There are two separate batches this time, a small one by air and another by sea freight," said Mr. Lin from Shanghai Junfan/Yijunde.....

Mexico: Sinaloa ships its first mangoes to Europe

A company from Sinaloa based in the municipality of Escuinapa sent its first cargo to Europe, after state authorities promoted mangoes in countries such as Italy, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.Enrique Diaz, Diazteca's market coordinator, said that to conquer the European market they needed to improve their.....

Costa Rica successfully delivers first fresh pineapples to China

Four Costa Rican companies successfully completed the delivery of the first 15,000 boxes of fresh pineapples to the People's Republic of China.The fruit arrived at the port of Shanghai after about 25 days of travel and complied with the quality controls for the entrance to that country."The Costa Rican.....

Spain: Andalusia adopting measures to guarantee irrigation of subtropical crops

After a meeting in Vélez-Málaga with the local irrigation communities, the Councillor of Environment and Spatial Planning of the Government of Andalusia, José Fiscal, stated last week that the Andalusian Government will adopt immediate measures to guarantee the irrigation of subtropical crops (mainly mangoes.....

Strawberry Mango Chicken salad

The National Mango Board places mango on first QSR menu with Wendy’s

After several years of work and collaboration between Wendy’s culinary innovation and supply chain teams and the National Mango Board (NMB), fresh mango has finally penetrated the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) segment with Wendy’s Limited Time Offer (LTO) Strawberry Mango Chicken Salad. This achievement marks.....

The premature arrival of Chile will regulate the lack of medium calibres

Avocado is already an essential commodity for the hospitality sector

Global demand for avocados is growing, something that is reflected in its prices, which have been increasing for months."At the moment there is a lot of demand and the supply of Peru's medium gauges 18, 20 and 22 is significantly lower than last year, as they have had rain problems and have also sent more.....

Avocado producers from Central Pacific to sell at Walmart México and Central America

Part of the operation of Walmart of Mexico and Central America in Costa Rica will be supplied with tropical fruit and coastal avocados from the Central Pacific.In total, the producers from the localities of Orotina, San Mateo, and Esparzan placed more than 9,000 kilos of inshore avocado in the different.....

Mexico: Mango production down more than 50% in Sinaloa

There will be a steep fall in mango production in southern Sinaloa, stated Samuel Valdez Rivera.Valdez Rivera, a mango producer from the municipality of El Rosario, said they expected to produce 100 thousand tons of fruit this season, while in the previous year they had produced 250 thousand tons."We producers.....

Bagatipara upazila

Mango growers in India expect over $5m in profit this season

Mango growers of Bagatipara upazila in India are expecting to make over $5.5 million profit this season.Local source said, the mango cultivation has brought solvency for 1200 farmers and 300 poor and marginal labourers from the beginning of the month of Joishtho. After harvesting Boro paddy, the day labourers.....

Cambodian mango exports to EU to double

Cambodian exports of fresh mangoes to Europe will nearly double next year, but quality remains a concern among suppliers. Mong Riththy Group, an agro-industrial business and the country’s mango exporter to the EU, has reached an agreement to export 500 tonnes for 2017-2018, company founder and CEO Mong Riththy.....

Bring avocados to the Southern barbecue

California Avocado Commission partners with Chef Ryan

In order to inspire backyard party hosts this summer, the California Avocado Commission (CAC) has partnered with Chef Ryan “Peaches” Lamon, the executive chef and co-owner of Peaches’ Smokehouse and Southern Kitchen, to create some new recipes that highlight how easily California avocados can elevate one of.....

UK: Good weather boosts avocado demand and prices

Warm weather, BBQs and lots of alfresco dining has boosted avocado sales in the UK in recent weeks. Strong demand has been experienced even though raw material prices have been higher than at this time last year."There are a few countries supplying the UK market at the moment," said Mark Everett from.....

Frutesa celebrated it's 34th anniversary

Guatemalan avocados well received in Europe

“Guatemalan avocados are almost year round available, however, with some ups and downs depending on the month. At the moment we have low quantities, so there is insufficient product to supply the local demand. Our main season will be from October to May, but we are working with our growers towards having.....

Costa Rica: Upala Agricola, a pioneer in sending pineapples to China

Upala Agricola, a pineapple producing company, became one of the first exporters of this product to China after having complied with a series of requirements demanded by this market.The process began in 2014, with the first evaluations made by officials of the General Administration of Quality Supervision,.....

China: World's smallest pineapple intercepted by customs in Tianjin

Recently at Tianjin International Airport, inspectors from the Inspection and Quarantine Bureau found mini pineapples in the checked luggage belonging to a passenger flying from Phuket, Thailand. There were altogether 7 mini pineapples with a total weight of 1.1kg. The Bureau has intercepted this variety.....

California supplies more than one-fifth and its harvest continues

Americans consume 100 million pounds of avocados for 4th of July

“The California avocado harvest, which started as early as January for some growers and ramped up in earnest in April, continues with a range of sizes and excellent eating quality,” says Jan DeLyser with the California Avocado Commission. Based on industry projections, this year’s crop is about 75 percent.....

China: Dole Golden Pineapple is tested in Shenzhen

On June 23, a big Dole Golden Pineapple testing ceremony took place at Ole' Supermarket in the Shenzhen Yitian Holiday Store! Ole' Supermarket and Dole personnel at the testing ceremonyDole's bright Golden Pineapple is in the spotlight! Ole' Supermarket general operation manager and general manager of the.....

Vietnam dragon fruit is exported to 40 countries around the world

Vietnamese dragon fruit has been exported to 40 countries and territories such as China, Thailand and Indonesia, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).The fruit is also entering new markets including India, New Zealand, Australia and Chile, said the ministry.The MARD is.....

Uflex

Flexible packaging helps Indian papayas penetrate Dubai

Deccan Field Agro Industries from Bangalore, a well known papaya producer in Southern India, was looking for a perfect way to export their products and grow their market. They found a partner in Uflex Ltd., an Indian multinational company that offers end to end flexible packaging solutions, used for food,.....

Increase of irrigation and pest management costs

Spain: Heat wave to reduce citrus and kaki production

Since late spring, Spain has been suffering the impact of unusually high temperatures for this time of the year, which together with the worse drought of the last twenty years, is taking a negative toll on various crops, depending on the production area. In the Region of Valencia, the high temperatures are.....

Western Australian avocado farm to be sold for over $100m

A deal has been struck for the sale of Australia’s biggest avocado farm to an offshore buyer.It is believed confidential terms were agreed recently on the sale of Neil Delroy’s Busselton-based Jasper Farms, subject to the approval of the Foreign Investment Review Board.The buyer remains unknown, though.....

Unpredictability in growing seasons causes market fluctuations

Mango marketplace affected by weather in Mexico

The mango market has been less than stellar over the past year. Several factors have played a part in the current programs being offered. “We’ve had a lot of weather (issues) – that seems to be playing a bigger part in the grand scheme of things,” said Tom Hall of Freska Produce. Where as at one time markets.....

Peru: Avocado exports increased by 10% in the first four months of the year

Peruvian avocado exports between January and April 2017 amounted to US $ 92,152,000 (44,440 tons), i.e. 10% more than in the same period last year, according to the Agricultural exports Management of the Exporters Association (ADEX).According to the manager of ADEX's Agricultural exports, Paula Carrion, the.....

Fabio Giuntoli, from Frutas Chiara, Dominican Republic

"We will return as major player in pineapple world market"

"Pineapple producers in the Dominican Republic continue to work hard and steadfastly to regain their position as an important pineapple supplier in the international market. They have managed to overcome important challenges, mainly the massive reproduction of planting material. The Dominican Republic managed.....

How Hawaii's $11m papaya industry was saved through genetic engineering

After growers in Hawaii were affected by the incurable virus called Papaya Ring Spot Virus (PRSV) the industry took a massive $11-million dollar hit. In 1992, Dennis Gonsalves, a plant pathologist at Cornell University who grew up in the region most acutely affected by the virus, came up with a wild idea to.....

Desserts and smoothies favourite

China: Avocado gains popularity as versatile fruit

Avocado fruit is mainly produced in Mexico and Central America. Because of its uneven texture that looks like a crocodile's skin, it is also called crocodile pear in Chinese. In 2005, China opened its market to avocados from Mexico, but for a long time it wasn't particulary popular among Chinese customers.The.....

China: Lychee production in Dongguan suffers typhoon damage

Dongguan's most common variety of lychee should be hitting the market next week, but just before the finish line a typhoon struck. Because of the disaster, harvest of lychees will be smaller and anticipated price will be higher than last year. According to Lychee Association,the production area covers more.....

Indian mango exports booming

The export of mangoes is becoming a big business across India. The mangoes have recently drawn a lot of demand and attention from European countries. The industry is growing and estimated to be profitable, because it is expected to enter new markets. The CEO of a leading mango export firm Kay Bee Exports,.....

China key recipient of expanding Mexican avocado market

On June 19, Mexico's ''El Economista'' reported that according to the Mexican National Bureau of Statistics (INEGI), consumer prices for avocado (Avocado/Aguacate) in the country grew by 94.56% between May 2016 and May 2017. 32 out of 46 sampled cities have seen increases in avocado prices of more than 90%.The.....

New product helps keep left-over avocado fresh for longer

If you have ever used an avocado, you know how quickly they begin to brown when trying to save half. One new product however, looks to change that. AvoSeedo, the same company that helps customers grow their own avocados at home, released the Avocado Saver, to millennials' delight.The gadget helps slow the.....

Mexico: Michoacán, world leader in avocado production

Michoacan has 120,000 hectares of avocado cultivation certified for export and it is considered the world leader in the production of this fruit, said the Secretary of Rural Development and Agricultural Food for the State, Francisco Huergo Maurin.In an interview, the official said that so far this season the.....

Avocado, symbol of Mexican culture

When one speaks of avocados in Mexico, one is not speaking of a simple food, but of a fruit that is completely rooted in the history and customs of the country. Originally from the highlands of central and eastern Mexico, the oldest evidence of avocado consumption comes from Coaxcatlan Puebla 7000 years.....

First Canary papaya spreading across Europe

Papayas are one of the healthiest tropical fruits. In fact, in Costa Rica and Mexico, the tree in which they grow is known as "the tree of good health". Besides being tasty and nutritious, the flowers, the leaves, the pulp and seeds all have interesting medicinal qualities, with the last two being fully.....

Philippine DA considers launching mango pilot area in Bataan

The Department of Agriculture (DA) in the Philippines said it is looking into setting up a program to ramp up mango production, with Bataan being considered as a pilot area.“I will ask experts from Mindanao to come here to help you revive old trees and boost your production,” Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said.....

Free avocado topping to be offered on Oriole dogs at Baltimore Orioles game

On July 2nd, just in time for the 4th of July festivities, Avocados From Peru (AFP) will treat baseball fans to a free topping of fresh Peruvian Avocado with the purchase of an Oriole dog during the Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays game in Oriole Park at Camden Yards.Adding this heart-healthy fruit as a.....

4th of July celebrations

Key time for California avocados

Spring and summer are key times for California avocado availability and the California Avocado Commission (CAC) is offering back-to-back programs in support. The Commission kicked off its programming in April with season opening activities followed by its American Summer Holidays program in May, California.....

Markets open in Europe

Mexico: Morelos avocado is recognized internationally

The president of Avocados of Morelos, Jesus Arenas Cano, said that they expected to export at least 10 thousand tons of avocado to Europe, the Middle East, Canada, and Japan this year.He also said that Morelos produced about 35 thousand tons of avocado each year.They began working to export avocados three.....

Vietnam: Less rambutan production due to bad weather

The volume of Vietnamese rambutan in the international market will be affected in the coming months due to the bad weather conditions there have been in the production areas. The high salinity of the soil has affected the volume of fruit in the trees. As a result, the price of the Java and Thai varieties are.....

NZ grower wants to sell wind felled avocados amid shortage

One question that has bothered Katikati avocado grower Kim Crocker for some time has been why he isn't allowed to sell wind felled avocados from his orchards. He says that they are perfectly fine, and that he and family, including their dog have been eating them for years. Kim Crocker was forced to dispose of.....

Brazil opens its doors to Peruvian passion fruit imports

Brazil has officially opened its doors to Peruvian passion fruit imports. The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) of Brazil on Friday published a regulatory act specifying the phytosanitary requirements for the importation of Peruvian sweet granadillas.The fruit's entry into the.....

Mexico: Avocado exports to close at $ 1.8 billion

Mexican avocado is a product with a high demand and exports are expected to amount to $1.7 to 1.8 billion dollars by the end of the agricultural year, said Benjamin Grayeb, vice president of the National Agriculture and Livestock Council (CNA).In an interview, Grayeb said avocado exports were far from.....

How avocados became a mainstay in Australia

Over the decades, avocados have become mainstream in Australia. Not too long ago however, avocados were used exclusively for prawn cocktails and salads, so how did they become a mainstay food in so many dishes in Australia?One person you might ask is Antony Allen. Mr Allen is a qualified horticulturalist, the.....

Vietnam, a new power in fresh young coconuts

The popularity of coconut, and more specifically of its water, has led new producing countries, which up until now destined this product to their own market, to start exporting. This crop and its export have increased exponentially because of the health benefits that coconut water offers, as well as because of.....

West Bengal, India, strives for mango exports up to 100tn in 2017

West Bengal is a leading producer of mangoes but the export of this king of fruits remains negligible due to various infrastructural bottlenecks, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) DGM R K Mondal said. “There are various infrastructural shortcomings and a lack of.....

China: Jingdong and Jianong to sell Costa Rican pineapples

A few days ago, the Jingdong Fresh Produce Delegation visited Costa Rica. After extensive communication with the local enterprises and farm owners, a strategic partnership was agreed with the domestic fruit trading enterprise, Jianong group. From the end of June, Costa Rican pineapples will be sold in the.....

China: Opening of a seedless lychee plantation in Luqiao

At 10:00 on the morning of 18th June 2017, the opening ceremony of the harvest season for lychees at Luqiao seedless lychee plantation was initiated. The plantation is located in Qiaotou Village of Chengmai County in Hainan Province, a place known as the Longevity Village in China.The event was organized by.....

Poor processing hindering Vietnam fruit export prices

Vietnamese have to buy some imported fruits at exorbitant prices, but can only export fruit at low prices.A red mango, for example, sourced from Japan weighing 350-400 grams sells at VND1.7 million in Vietnam. Le Thi Phuong, the owner of an import fruit shop in Hanoi, said that Japanese mangoes are 100 times.....

Kenyan drought could drop veg exports by 5%

The drought that was experienced in Kenya early this year could affect overall vegetable exports in 2017, the industry said on Wednesday."Unless the country experiences sufficient rains in October, vegetables exports could decline by five percent," Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK) Chairman,.....

Seeka estimates 15% drop in profit after weak kiwi harvest

Seeka, a large kiwifruit grower in New Zealand and Australia, has confirmed its guidance for a 15 per cent drop in operating profit in 2017 as weaker-than-expected kiwifruit crops offset growth from its avocado sector.The company warned 2017 operating profit may be up to 15 per cent lower than the record $7.8.....

Maersk Line papaya shipment opens India to new markets

Maersk Line has processed trade’s debut shipment of papayas from Manglore in Karnataka to Jebel Ali, UAE through its container vessel- M. V. Tiger Goman. This opens up a niche cargo category of shipping non-frozen goods (Fruits) using reefers from the region (Mandya, Karnataka).This acceptance via Mangalore.....

Taiwan to open experimental avocado farm in Yangzhou

In future, Taiwan might open an experimental base for avocado cultivation in Yangzhou, which means that healthy avocado fruit, also known as 'forest cream', will be be bred in Yangzhou. Ji Jinchi, an agricultural expert from Taiwan Yufu Biotechnology, says that Yangzhou and Taiwan share a similar climate.....

Costa Rican gold variety having very good volume

Organic pineapple category booming

Veg Fresh has been operating its gold variety pineapple program for about three years in both conventional and organic, and imports crownless pineapples for retail and foodservice customers for processing. “We do a fair amount of both, but the Organic category is booming.Up until now, there has been very good.....

Mexico: Exports to the United States are not adversely affected despite a 20% fall in production

The nearly 20 percent drop in avocado production in the 2016-2017 season in the state has not affected exports, said Salvador Abud Mirabent, a delegate of the Ministry of Economy in Michoacan.After stating that Michoacan's avocado export processes to the United States was flowing normally, Abud Mirabent said.....

Organic avocado and grapefruit from Mexico at Fairtrasa Holland

Patrick Struebi, founder and CEO from the Fairtrasa Group left all behind in 2005 and went traveling in Mexico. There he found a group of 72 hardworking small scale growers with a beautiful product, but without any infrastructure and without knowledge of export. This means that they were constricted to the.....