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Global Focus — Soft Fruit
Norway: Raspberry production moves to old greenhouses
Bioforsk has extended the Norwegian raspberry season by two months, and Norwegian raspberries are already in stores. Aage Jørgensen Bioforsk and Jone Wiig have worked closely together to achieve the growing of raspberries in old greenhouses. The project was launched in 2009. By moving raspberry cultivation.....
Adriano Marcuzzo, General Manager of Best Berries Peru.
"Peru would need about 25 million blueberry plants in five years "
In the next five years there will be a demand of approximately 15 to 25 million blueberry plants per year, because they are planning on planting between 300 and 500 hectares annually, said Adriano Marcuzzo, general manager of the Best Berries Peru Company.This explains the increase in companies that provide.....
Ton de Jong, Fruitmasters:
Demand for strawberries a bit flat
The greenhouse strawberry season is as good as done and the Dutch supply is now coming from the open ground and protected cultivation. "There is good demand at the moment, but with with warm weather you would expect it to shoot up, and this isn't the case," says Ton de Jong of Fruitmasters. "A number of.....
Uruguay: Lack of profitability drives blueberry acreage down
Azul Sereno S.A. is an Uruguayan firm devoted to the production and packing of blueberries; it is the country's fourth largest exporter, heading a group of producers with a total of 45 hectares. Its fruit is normally exported fresh and last year 98% of it was shipped loose in 3.5 and 4 kilo boxes.The firm's.....
Spain: Freshuelva ends strawberry season 10% down
The Association of Producers and Exporters of Strawberry from Huelva, Freshuelva, indicated that the 2012-2013 season has come to an end with a total production of 274,800 tons of strawberry, 10 percent less than in the previous season. This decline in production has also led to a 20 percent drop in the.....
From CIV research
Organic Joly, Dely and Laetitia strawberries a hit with the Brits
New international recognition for strawberries from Ferrara developed by theCIV - Consorzio Italiano Vivaisti.The organic strawberry season in Great Britain started with the Joly (in the photo) variety, a rustic plant, tolerant to root and leaf diseases.The colour is bright red, very appealing, the.....
Chilean Kiwi behavior in the US and Europe
At a time in which 45,000 tons of New Zealand kiwi have been exported, a volume that is 22% smaller than in the same period of the 2012-2013 season, Decofrut and the Chilean Kiwifruit Committee delivered a report on how well the Chilean kiwi is selling in the markets.Chile has exported a total of 111,184.....
Italy: Strawberry cultivation in Europe - current varieties and new selections
A technical meeting was held on the importance of strawberry cultivation in Europe and on new interesting varieties for the domestic and European market on 18th June 2013 at the CReSo (Centro Ricerche per la Frutticoltura) located in Boves (Piedmont).The event was organised by Cristiano Carli and Roberto.....
Access conditions improved
Uruguayan blueberries to US markets will be better quality
The US Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) approved atreatment for the blueberries that Uruguay exports to that country, a decision that will increase the confidence that American customers have on the fruit's quality and that will help that market to be more sustainable.Horacio Ozer Ami,.....
McAirlaid's FruitPad 2.0
New generation of fruitpads
McAirlaid's has developed a new generation of fruitpads to protect valuable berries and soft fruits through the logistic chain. Technological advantages minimize the risk of bacteria and moulds.Compared to existing packaging systems McAirlaid's FruitPad 2.0 reduces waste up to 55%.The FruitPad 2.0 utilizes.....
Ghislaine van Berkom: "A lot more demand for special strawberries"
Strawberries with bubble gum aroma at VitalBerry from 2014
Beekers Berries in Made, Netherlands, is growing a number of exclusive varieties in their greenhouses, alongside the regular varieties. Wil Beekers, together with Hans de Jongh, decided in 2008 to close a deal for the exclusive growth and sale of the pineapple-strawberry and raspberry-strawberry that are.....
Excellent harvests of new strawberry and raspberry varieties for Berry Gardens
With Berry Gardens’ growers’ strawberry and raspberry season in full swing, the first year’s production of new varieties of Driscoll and public variety berries are matching expectations in terms of excellent shape, colour, taste and yield. Across the new strawberry varieties growers are extending the season,.....
"Growing interest for blueberries in Spain"
Start of Cantabria's blueberry campaign
The blueberry season has finished in Huelva, but this does not mean Spain can no longer enjoy this antioxidant fruit, as now it is the turn for Cantabria's blueberry campaign to begin, which will last until October.With a little over two production hectares in the town of Penagos, in the Spanish province of.....
Joy Farms to export first Summer strawberries to Japan
Joy Farm Agricultural Corporation is a farmer's union located in Sanchung, South Korea, the corporation expects to double its sales volumes of strawberries this year.The company produces Winter and Summer strawberries all of which are grown in greenhouses and polytunnels. The Summer strawberries are much.....