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Global Focus  —  Top Fruit

Argentina: Imports of Chilean apples increased by 500%

By the end of August this year, Argentina had imported a total of 5,670 tons of apples, i.e. almost 500% more than by the same date in the previous season. Regarding the end the second quarter of 2016, foreign purchases multiplied by about 25 times.The data, which was presented a few days ago by the Gabinete.....

Gala harvest concluded

Washington apple harvest half-way finished

Autumn has finally arrived in Eastern Washington, bringing with it the cool nights that create the spectacular apples that Washington is known for. Dave Gleason, Chief Horticulturist, boasts about Washington’s weather, with 300 days of sunshine, an arid climate, and less than seven inches of annual rain in the.....

Ontario apple crop down slightly but sizing is up

Ontario’s apple crop volume is down slightly this year, according to a news release dated September 13, from Ontario Apple Growers Association however “the fruit will be larger, juicier, and more colorful.” The good news is however, according to Peter Katona of Martin’s Family Fruit Farm is that all of the.....

Smaller but better crop of pears to come from Washington

The late season heat has had a slight impact on the Pacific Northwest pear crop.“Because of a cooler spring and a hot late summer, we did begin the pear harvest 2-3 weeks later than the last couple seasons,” says Randy Hartmann of Bellevue, Wash.-based Pacificpro and ProducePipeline.com, which sources pears.....