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Global Focus  —  Tropical Fruit


California Avocado Commission beefs up promotion

As California avocado season continues into late Summer and early fall, the California Avocado Commission (CAC) is promoting one regional and one national beef-themed program designed to encourage consumption of California avocados on a variety of burgers and fresh dishes with lean beef.In the West, CAC is.....

Peru: An increasingly interesting market for investors

Since its founding barely six years ago, Dominus has become one of the leading Peruvian exporters and a supplier for the main European supermarkets. Javier Delgado, General Manager of the company, explains that one of the keys for the success is, "the strong alliance that exists with the distributors of.....

EU: Demand and price for mangoes not interesting for Brazil

Supply of mangoes this Summer has been moderate according to, Carlos André de Faria from Dutch importer, Sun City. "Supply from Central America, mainly Mexico, Porto Rico and the Dominican Republic also from Africa and Mali has been fine but there has been a very low supply from Brazil. Prices were moderate.....

US to import Peruvian papayas

APHIS are proposing to allow, under certain conditions, the importation of commercial consignments of fresh papayas from Peru into the continental United States. The conditions for the importation of papayas from Peru would include requirements for approved production locations; field sanitation; hot water.....

mango flowering affected by cold

Peru avocado season comes to a complex close

Europe, as the major receiver of Peruvian avocado, has experienced a troubled season. Richard Belmar of Belfrut, Peru, comments, “After the start of the campaign in March, the prices rapidly decreased from 9 Euro at the start, to 4 - 5 Euro in the weeks after. As the campaigns are now closing, and few.....

Peru: Mango production higher than anticipated

Until mid-August last year, Peru expected a low mango production, but the weather conditions radically changed in just two weeks, leading to a great stimulation of the flowering, and consequently, to revision of the season's prospects.One of the Peruvian producers benefited by this situation is Campos del.....

AU: Avocado season ready to go

The avocado season is about to begin with local producers ready to harvest new varieties of fruit.Barham Avocados will begin harvesting next week with owner, Katrina Myers, reporting ideal weather conditions for her family's four varieties of avocados at Horseshoe Bend, an 800-hectare farm located on the.....

Israeli pomegranate season early this year

Compared to other years, the Israeli Pomegranates season started earlier. Mor International started exporting pomegranates 3 weeks ago. Alex Barash, Pomegranates Product manager claims that, in his opinion, the pomegranate price in the local market actually dictated the export price. In the first 2 weeks.....

POM Wonderful sells 100% pomegranate concentrate to companies globally

Pomegranate is popping up everywhere. From food and beverage products, to cosmetics and nutrition supplements, the “superfruit” is steadily becoming a “super-flavor” and “super-ingredient.” POM Wonderful, the largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in the United States, is.....

Australian mango season begins

It's not even August, but the mango season has already begun with the first trays of fruit arriving at the Sydney markets this morning.Picked from near Darwin in the Northern Territory, the fruit is selling for up to $75 a tray.Chris Cope, from the markets, says for such early fruit the quality is.....