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Global Focus — Citrus
Pakistan hopes to increase Kinnow exports
Exports of Pakistani mandarin may reach the figure of $100 million around in 2012-13. Exports will start from December 1st 2012 and continue till the end of March 2013. According to Ahmad Jawad, CEO of Harvest Tradings, heavy rains should help increase Kinnow exports for the 2012-13 season compared to last.....
Pakistan kinnow export to start 1st December
The Pakistan Government has fixed the date to export the kinnow for 1st Dec 2012. Pakistan is the sixth largest producer of kinnow (mandarin) and oranges in the world, with production of 2.1 million tons.According to an estimate approx. 95 percent of the total Kinnow produced all over the world is grown in.....
US (FL): Early start, smaller sizes for tangerines
The tangerine harvest got underway a little early this year, and with a heavier crop than usual, sizes have been smaller than in normal years. But despite the smaller sizes, quality of fruit has not been affected and coloring has been good.“We're running smaller sizes than we did last year,” said Sam Jones,.....
"Responsibility with the quality of products shipped is essential"
Spain (Murcia): Clemenules campaign with slightly better prices
The Clemenules clementine campaign started recently in Murcia, and unlike in Valencia and Castelllon, it happened without delays."It is true that the Clemenules suffered delays this year, especially in the area of Valencia and Castellon. Here in Murcia everything runs within schedule," affirms Marcel de.....
Extends U.S. season by one month
South African citrus grower preparing for year-round harvest
One of the largest growers of South African Summer Citrus is preparing to extend South Africa’s export season to the United States. A.L.G. Estates, (www.algestates.com ) based in Citrusdal on South Africa’s Western Cape region has acquired a citrus farm in higher, more mountainous regions that produces.....
MMUK celebrates start of Spanish citrus season
MMUK (Munoz), a leading citrus specialist in the UK is celebrating the start of the Spanish Citrus season with Tesco.“We are delighted to be welcoming in the Spanish citrus season to Tesco stores nationwide. Over the coming weeks we will be showcasing the verybest Spain has to offer," says Tesco citrus.....
Marijn van der Sloot, De Groot International:
Europe: "Less Chinese pomelos due to larger fruits and a good local market"
At the start of the import season for Chinese pomelos, importers of de Groot International indicated they expect there will be 30% less pomelos available for export to Europe this season. This percentage certainly hasn't come down since the season started a few weeks ago. "It looks as if even less pomelos.....
100 tons of mushrooms leave German Laichingen every week
The Dutch company 'PrimeChamp' only has one establishment in Southern Germany in Laichingen. The branch was opened last January and from here all of southern Germany is supplied. PrimeChamp grow white and brown mushrooms on an area of 9,680 m2. The mushrooms with a diameter of 1.5 to 8cm grow very well in.....
Good domestic demand
Moroccan citrus late with short volumes
The Moroccan citrus season started 10 days later than last season and last season was also later than the previous one, making this year around 20 days later than normal. During the summer growing season the citrus fruit experienced five successive waves of heat, affecting in particular the soft citrus.....
Germany: Increasing supply of European mandarins
An increasing amount of mandarin varieties hit German wholesale markets this week. Dwindling quality from oversees caused an increase of Primosole from Spain and Italy. Spanish Clementines also flooded the market. Other prominent varieties included Clemenrubi, Clemenules, Marisol, Clauselina's and.....
Argentina: "Quality seal guarantee adds value"
Argentinian citrus industry quality seal organisation, All Lemon are planning the next season after a successful 2012. There are plans for a campaign for the Fruit Logistica show in Berlin next February, as well as a more general campaign for the whole year.Martina Delacroix of All Lemon was talking about.....
Turkish citrus volumes down on last season
The Turkish citrus season started at the end of September with the Meyer and Interdonato lemons. Star Ruby and White Marsh grapefruit and satsumas are also being exported.According to Emre Aksel from Cerry Co Ltd, on the whole volumes are down on last year although the conditions during the growing season.....
Argentina: Weather ensured a good lemon season
Mercedes Young of Latin Lemon says that this year's Argentinian lemon season a good one, thanks to the weather. "We had a lot of rain in April, which delayed the start of the harvest, which usually commences at the end of March," Mercedes said.As a result of this late start the Argentinian lemons arrived in.....
Leo Pels: "Supply is 9-12 days behind compared to last year"
Good demand for Spanish citrus
The Spanish citrus season has started again at Leo Pels Import. As usual, Leo is once again receiving citrus from Ruleta and Bonaparte. "The supply is around 9 to 12 days later than last year. It's been warm in Spain for a long time, but now the temperatures are starting to go down. We expect around the same.....