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Mexico: Apple producers from Canatlán threaten to dispose of 12,000 tons of fruit

Apple producers from Canatlán threatened to throw their fruit to the river because they are being offered 35 cents per kilo of this product. "We prefer to throw it away than give it away," said the producers.Rodrigo Retana said the price of gravel apple, which is used by the industry to make juices, fell to.....

The harvesting time of Fuji apples in Yantai China has started

Fuji apples are growing very popular in China and different growing areas have different harvesting times. As the traditional area for growing apples, Yantai area has already started harvesting work for Fuji apples. Yantai area is also the traditional area for exporting apples. This season, the yield of.....

Honeycrunch set for an outstanding harvest

“Honeycrunch – my feel-good apple with a bite” starts the 2014/15 season with a new key visual and slogan and expects its best ever crop.Crisp Honeycrunch apples are known for their balance of sweet and sour. The harvest has begun on time, and the French producer Pomanjou from Angers is especially delighted.....

Hungary’s apple production set to continue increasing

Czerván György, of Lidl Hungary, said that starting next year the new system under the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be implemented, allowing apple growers to modernise the plantations, thereby increasing their yield.This season, Hungary expects to harvest 780-800 thousand tonnes of apples. This.....

Italy: Some positive feedback for pears abroad

"Our sales managers are working to find alternatives to the Russian market, although the biggest effect of the ban is the indirect pressure on the markets," explains Giuseppe Scarfone, export manager ofFruit Modena Group.William pears."We mostly work abroad, where our main competitors are Belgium and the.....

Michael Grasser (VI.P)

Italy: "We must wait until November to assess the Polish situation"

The Italian apple season started normally. At Macfrut, Michael Grasser from VI.P-Val Venosta was interviewed for an assessment on the South Tyrol situation."We have finished harvesting the Gala variety. 2013/14 stocks had already finished so we could start with the no campaign with no problems."Michael.....

Michigan Apple Committee notes a near-record harvest

The Michigan Apple Committee has noted that this year's apple crop is estimated to be more than 28 million bushels, rivalling last year's record harvest of 30 million bushels. After the poor harvest of 2012, caused by a mild winter, soaring spring temperatures, and subsequent late frosts, this is good news.....

US (PA): Increase in apple production for 2014 season

Half of the Pennsylvania's apples had been harvested by Monday, compared with 60 percent or more at this time in previous years, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Out in Adams County, Gala and Honeycrisp are already done according to a Sept. 22 USDA crop report. Quality on both varieties was.....