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Tropical fruit

Mexico: Mangoes from Escuinapa at risk due to a lack of water

Porfirio Salas Castillo, the leader of the CNC in the southern state of Sinaloa, said that the sector devoted to mango production was very concerned because the Agustina Ramirez dam, which is better known as El Peñon, doesn't have enough water to guarantee the irrigation of thousands of hectares due to a lack.....

Mango board welcomes new Retail Program Manager

The National Mango Board (NMB) welcomes Tammy Wiard as the NMB’s new Retail Program Manager. Wiard comes to the NMB with a strong background in retail and consumer marketing. Wiard will oversee the retail account team and all the retail marketing support programs that contribute to year-round consumption and.....

Mexico: Avocados from Jalisco will enter the US, regardless of what happens to the NAFTA

Regardless of what happens with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the avocados grown in Jalisco will be, sooner or later, exported to the United States; the only thing that will vary will be the tax that the consumers of that country will pay for it, said the director of the Association of.....

How can Spain take advantage of this with its production?

Avocado sales could more than double in China

China could eventually start producing enough avocados of its own to reduce imports, although experts say it is unlikely to happen soon.Avocado sales to China are expected to more than double this year as the demand for the fruit from the country's growing middle class population continues to increase. "They.....

Colombia: Hass avocados are the most exported fruit from the port of Buenaventura

Colombia has had an increase in Hass avocado exports, thanks to its quality and the high demand, and 400 tons of this product have been shipped through the port of Buenaventura."In 2017 this variety of avocado became a flagship export product, especially to Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia, where demand has been.....

Eduardo Cifre, of Oka Fruits Export:

"The prospects for kakis were very good a few years ago"

The kaki campaign is approaching its final stages in the Ribera del Xúquer, in Valencia, the crop's main production area in Spain. This season has been marked by occasional moments of prices under pressure and by a frost that drastically changed the course of the campaign, as reported by Eduardo Cifre,.....

Colombia's first avocado bar will open in Medellin

Colombia's first avocado bar, a restaurant bar for avocado lovers, will open its doors in the city of Medellín, in the northwest of the country.The owner, who was inspired by a proposal that was born in Brooklyn (New York) and that already exists in different cities, such as Rome, Berlin or Amsterdam, took on.....

Peru: Ica exported more than 35,000 tons of avocado

The National Service of Agrarian Health (SENASA) certified that Ica had exported 35,670 tons of avocado in 2017.The main export destination for Ica's avocado was Europe, with 27,395 tons, i.e. 76.80% of the region's exports.It was followed by the United States with 5,970 tons (16.74%), the Asian continent.....

Miguel Abril, of Anecoop: "Intenzza is not the definitive variety"

Spain: "We have gone from 8 to 35 partnered papaya producers this year"

Spain is gaining ground as a producer and supplier of papayas in Europe and the future is currently promising for this crop, which is marketed as a proximity product. The fact is that Spain is able to produce it on the coasts of Malaga, Granada, Almeria and Murcia, as well as in the Canary Islands, which have.....

Rojo Brillante mutation with larger calibre

Launch of new kaki variety Ernesto

The "Genesis Innovation" Group has just announced the launch of its new kaki variety: Ernesto, a spontaneous mutation of the Rojo Brillante found in the municipality of Benimodo (Ribera del Xúquer, Valencia), which reaches larger sizes than its predecessor, which translates into an almost 30% increase in the.....

China: Walmart brings Taiwanese fruits to the mainland

Walmart China and the Taiwan's Pingtung Agricultural Association organized the 2018 Walmart Taiwanese Fruit Festival, which opened on January 12. Authentic Taiwanese fruits are being sold in more than 400 stores in mainland China and through the JD.com online platform. The first batch includes such fruits as.....

China: First overseas export of Miyi Loquats from Panzhihua

The Panzhihua Office of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine recently stated that one ton of Miyi Loquats smoothly passed through customs on its way to Canada. This achievement established Miyi Loquats as a brand, and marked the first export of Loquats from western Panzhihua. The national Office of.....

Peru: Pineapple export volume fell drastically, but its value went up

In 2017 Peru exported a much lower volume of pineapples than in than 2016, but a much higher value.According to the Agrodata Peru website, between January and November of last year, Peru exported 66,341 kilos of fruit for a value of US $268,228, while in 2016 it exported 102,877 kilos for US $138,121.It’s.....

Malaysia: Sarawak can plant premium export quality MD2 pineapples

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas recently told the media that industry players are now allowed to bring in pineapple suckers, as the government has reviewed its policy.“For Sarawak, we have resolved the issue. Our strategy will be to look for farmers who can produce planting materials for.....

State of Sarawak:

Malaysian rambutan misses out on seasonal demand in foreign markets

This season, the Malaysian state of Sarawak is losing out to its South East Asian neighbours because its ‘Anak Sekolah’ rambutan ripened after the Christmas celebrations. Every year, European buyers have placed orders for rambutan and mangosteen, as exotic fruits for Christmas meals.“Unfortunately, the.....

The latest AQSIQ updates

China: More varieties of fruits are approved for import

On January 12, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China released the latest information on the varieties of fruits and names of the countries that was approved for export to China. This update added Australian stone fruits such as peaches, plums and apricots, New.....

More mango exports needed to relieve local market of large supply pressure

South African litchis made hay in Europe this season

In what has generally been an off year for South African litchi producers, one farm considers themselves fortunate for a number of reasons. Not only did their litchi harvest exceed the already large crop of last year, but they had a relatively empty market in Europe for the start of their season with.....

Soft US mango market continues as Peru season begins

The mango season is once again in transition as suppliers move major supply from Ecuador to Peru for the next couple of months. Volume has been strong in South America, leading to plentiful supply."The Ecuador mango season is practically at an end," said Sabine Henry, of Central American Produce. "The last.....

Rains offered relief

Avocado growers await official figures on California fire damage

California avocado growers are still awaiting formal assessments to fully determine the extent of damage to crops relating to the wildfires that impacted the state late last month. The Thomas Fire, as it was known, severely affected both Ventura and Santa Barbara counties."It's still too early to know how.....

19.8 million pesos per year

Dominican Republic: The pitahaya is highly profitable

The pitahaya (also known as dragon fruit) has great health benefits and a high demand in international markets.The Dominican Republic's has diversified and distributed its pitahaya crops in different provinces. Currently, the country has almost 38 hectares planted with this fruit. This area would allow.....

Peruvian mango volumes may dip later in the season

Peruvian mango exports started in week 42, with just specialist varieties for the first few weeks, which were sent to Chile as they have a short shelf life.By week 46 things had started to ramp up a bit and 70 containers left for the US a couple of weeks later. This coincided with the end of the Ecuadorian.....

Hass avocados exports from Colombia to the United States will continue

Colombia: 20% increase in total export of Hass avocados in 2018

Bogotá, January 4, 2018. Hass avocados exports to the United States will continue in accordance with regulations and the Work Plan signed between Corpohass, the agricultural and food safety authorities in Colombia and their counterparts in the United States. The ICA (Colombian Agricultural and Livestock.....

Mango selfie promotion kicks off

The National Mango Board’s (NMB) Mango Selfie promotion is here to kick off the new year. The program will connect with shoppers at the retail level by capturing their #MangoSelfie on Instagram for the opportunity to win prizes. Retailers are encouraged to participate and drive mango sales during this time of.....

National Mango Board responds to report from Judicial Watch

The government watchdog group Judicial Watch reported this week that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) maintains a National Mango Board that operates on a $6.7 million budget to increase the consumption of fresh mangoes in the United States. Judicial Watch commented that a mango consumption increase is.....

AU: No ill will intended by viral social media pineapple post

The North Queensland packing and distribution company whose social media post about the pineapple oversupply went viral, says it was not meant as an attack on processing company Golden Circle.The post depicted a pile of pineapples that went to waste, highlighting that there will be a shortage of Australian.....

China: Annual fruit import Shanghai port reaches one million tons

According to data from the Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, last year's fruit import through the port of Shanghai reached 1,008,800 tons. This is the first time that the quantity surpasses one million tons, making it the biggest fruit import year for the port.Last year's fruit import had a.....

2017

Weekly volume of avocados into US market

 
Source: California Avocado Growers

Sales to China could more than double this year

Avocado popular with China's middle class

Avocado sales to China are expected to more than double in 2018 as demand continues to grow. The country's expanding middle-class population in particular is quite interested in this fruit.And the pace of growth shows no sign of slowing; more and more health-conscious consumers in the world's most populous.....

Rare Fruit Club of Western Australia

Tropical fruit lover can even get Perth's sandy gardens to flourish

The garden around Barry Madsen’s house holds more than 50 rare fruit and nut trees. Madsen is the president of the Rare Fruit Club of Western Australia, and by his own admission he is just a little bit obsessed. After retirement and in search of a healthier lifestyle, 10 years ago Madsen decided to have a.....

Dominican Republic: A mite reduces the production of coconuts

A mite has significantly affected the production of coconuts in the Dominican Republic, to the point that production has decreased by half in some areas, stated the president of the National Association of Agricultural Professionals (ANPA), Danilo Severino.According to Severino, in recent months, coconut.....

AU: Push for perspective on pineapple glut

Queensland’s horticulture industry has called for perspective amid a public backlash over food waste caused by a pineapple glut.It comes after a social media post from a North Queensland grower, depicting tonnes of rotting pineapples and pointing the finger at Golden Circle for not opening its cannery early,.....

Thai fruits and vegetables to flood Vietnamese market

Vietnam expects the volume of fruits and vegetables imported from Thailand to surge this year: import tariffs imposed on these products are reduced to zero percent. This will surely increase the pressure on its own, Vietnamese producers.In 2017, Vietnam imported over 1.55 billion USD worth of fruits and.....

China: "Bright future for mango processing industries"

"Huaping county in Lijiang is China's northernmost village with high-quality, late-maturing mangoes. The unique character of Huaping's late-maturing mango and the superiority of its industry is shaped by the natural growing environment and the distinctive method of cultivation. The 'Huaping Mango' was declared.....

Winter is the season for eating mangos in Lithuania

Mango sales are at their highest during the winter in Lithuania. According to Nerijus Pranckus from Litbana, this is because, during the summer months, consumers are only interested in local fruits such as strawberries and stone fruit."We have seen that demand continues to increase for mangoes, but domestic.....

NZ: Avocado and kiwi crops escape major storm damage

Long before the start of the harvest the New Zealand avocado crop was estimated to be down by approximately 50% due to the bi-annual nature of the trees. The latest estimate has the New Zealand export crop at approximately 2.2m trays down from over 5m in the previous year.Back in November Michael Franks, CEO.....

Here is… the mango-avocado!

There is a new type of fruit that has been picked up on social media. It is dubbed the mango-avocado, and this variety is said to be softer than either of those fruits.Fresh Mangoes owner Heru Andriyono said the mango-avocado can be peeled and eaten in very much the same way as an avocado. He stressed,.....

China: "Hainan mango production set to grow by 15% to 20%"

"The current mango season has just started. Because of the stable weather in 2017, the Hainan mango production will most likely grow by 15% to 20%. From 20 October 2017 until the beginning of November, the Hainan mangoes blossomed because of the dry weather. This will undoubtedly lead to an excess supply of.....

Spain: Irrigated subtropical crops, the most coveted in Malaga

The profitability of subtropical crops is beyond doubt. You only need to travel from Rincon de la Victoria to Motril to see the boom experienced in recent years by avocado and mango farms, which in La Axarquía alone have reached over 13,000 hectares. The biggest problem the sector is facing is the shortage of.....

Most of the fruit is supplied by Granada

Spain: Almeria's avocado sales double

The value of Almeria's avocado exports has increased by almost one million Euro in the latest campaign compared to the previous one. Up until July 2017, Almeria marketed 772 tonnes of this tropical fruit worth 2.5 million Euro, compared to 517 tonnes and 1.6 million Euro in the previous season, according to.....

Behind Brazil

Peru was second biggest supplier of fresh mangoes to the UK in 2016

In 2016, the United Kingdom imported US $171 million in fresh mangoes, said the Association of Agricultural Producers' Associations of Peru (AGAP).According to the AGAP, Peru was the second biggest supplier of this fruit to the United Kingdom in 2016 with shipments for US $ 23 million, i.e. 13.5% of the total.....

Spanish tropical sector concerned about drought in spring

The subtropical sector, which concentrates the bulk of its national production in the Axarquía, has just gone through its first month of water restrictions due to the drought and is looking at the spring with concern.The Government of Andalusia plans to activate a drought plan for the Axarquía and other areas.....

Supplies into the US are strong

Cold temperatures slow down demand for mangos

As the import mango market transitions from Ecuador to Peru, supplies look healthy.“Sizes are starting to peak larger as Ecuador finishes and Peru strengthens,” says Michael Napolitano of Fort Lauderdale, Fl.-based HLB Specialties LLC. “This is caused by the change in variety. Ecuador produces mostly Tommy.....

Peru expects to export up to 15% more avocado this campaign

Peru expects to export 10 to 15% more Hass avocados in the 2018 campaign than the 230 thousand tons it dispatched in the 2017 campaign.The president of the Hass Avocado Producers Association of Peru (ProHass), Daniel Bustamante Canny, said the volume dispatched would increase because of the new areas that.....

November 2017

Mexico: Papaya prices and trading margins

In November, the price paid to papaya producers in the main producing regions of the country; the wholesale sales quotations at supply centers; the sale prices for consumers in selected cities, and the trading margins of the fruit of Colima and Chiapas origin in the wholesale, self-service centers,.....

Spain: Value of Andalusian avocados increased by 32% last season

In recent years, avocados have become an essential product in the kitchens of many Europeans. It is traditional in Latin American gastronomy, where it is consumed very frequently, but the fruit is becoming increasingly popular in other parts of the world. In recent years, there have been warnings about the.....

If Mexico sent 10% of its avocados to Europe, Spanish farmers would be ruined

Spain, the only producer of avocados in Europe, brings to the market around 80,000 tons of this fruit each year. The fruit, which is mainly grown in Malaga and the coast of Granada, is exported to the rest of the continent, especially to France, England and Germany. It is a good business and generates good.....

Mexico: A super-disinfectant for avocados

Papaya, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeño peppers, and tomatoes are some of the Mexican products that the United States has included in a list of restrictions due to alleged health risks.Avocados, however, are treated with a disinfectant formula based on hibiscus flowers, as Mexico exports seven out of 10 of these.....

Colombia can continue exporting avocados to the USA

According to the regulation of the US Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (Aphis), Colombia can continue exporting Hass avocados to the US, as was established by the work plan created by the US and Colombian health authorities, the Aphis and ICA (respectively).However, Colombia must work on the surveillance.....

Malaysia: RIPI sees great opportunities for export of super sweet pineapples

Malaysian company Rompin Integrated Pineapple Industries (RIPI) is focusing on the production of healthy foodstuffs, such as super sweet pineapples, all the while providing a steady livelihood for the local community in Pahang.The East Coast Economic Region Development Council appointed RIPI as the anchor.....

Vietnam exports first batch of star apples to US

The first batch of Vietnamese star apples has been exported to the US by the Cat Tuong Agricultural Products Producing & Processing Co Ltd from the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, as announced by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).With this shipment, Vietnam has become the first.....