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Global Focus  —  Stone Fruit

Canada: BC expecting large cherry crop

British Columbian cherry growers have high expectations for this year's cherry crop, saying it should be twice as high in value as it was in 2010 and 2011. "This is great news for growers," said Chris Pollock, marketing manager for B.C. Tree Fruits, a consortium of 550 Okanagan Valley orchardists. "This is.....

US: Giumarra will offer Summer apricots from Washington

Giumarra Wenatchee is planning its marketing efforts to prepare for the upcoming Washington apricot season."Good early spring weather has produced some exceptional quality apricots for this summer’s harvest," says Jason Bushong, sales manager for Giumarra Wenatchee. "Fruit size is optimal for our retail and.....

Spain: Little rain gave stonefruit sunny growing period

Philippe de Leusse is a French broker and exporter of Spanish fruits. His company, Verafruta, is based in Alicante. Verafruta's fruit is exported mainly to France, Poland and Italy. They are also in contact with Russia, Hungary and Romania as potential markets. Talking about this year's stone fruit harvest.....

Italy: First Turkish cherries arrive at Cherry Passion

On 2nd July 2012 the first Turkish cherries of the current season arrived at the Italian importer Cherry Passion.“As every year, the 'famous' Turkish cherries arrive. They have made us distinguished in the last seasons,” Stefano Pezzo, Cherry Passion director says. “We imported cherries from Turkish central.....

Netherlands: First Turkish cherries from Yavuzlar at Van Ooijen Citrus

At Van Ooijen Citrus they've just received the first lorry load of Turkish cherries from Yavuzlar. After an export-sabbatical of a few years they are happy to be making this new start. The cherries were well known in the past for the famous brands "Cherryman," "Cherryking" and "Yavuzlar."The cherries are.....

EU: Turkish cherries arrive on a good market

The first Turkish cherries arrived in the EU a couple of weeks ago, according to a Turkish exporter there was a bit of rain damage on the early varieties but the cherries now arriving from the Aegeon region, in the west of the country are of good quality. The volume is expected to be good, but of course this.....