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Special — Topfruit Southern Hemisphere
Kees Kooijman and Gert-Jan van den Heuvel of VerDi Import:
"Plenty of Brazilian apples in the coming months"
For more than amonth now Brazilian apples have been imported by VerDi Import. "During the coming weeks the variety Royal Gala will arrive. After that the Fuji, Cripps Pink and in smaller volumes the Braeburn" say commercial director Kees Kooijman and Gert-Jan van den Heuvel, who is responsible for the import.....
Susanna Turpin, Senior Horticultural Scientist
AU: Why the need for new pear varieties?
The Australian pear industry needs new pear varieties to expand pear production and market sales. Increased competition for exports of the Packham variety has contributed to the decline in export of Australian pears over the past two decades. New varieties are needed to re-invigorate consumer interest in.....
Fruticultivos Las Delicias (México)
Financial crisis forces redifining of strategies and new markets
Fruticultivos Las Delicias was established on December 16, 1993, apple is their main product with varieties such as:- Starking- Ace- Golden Delicious- Rome beauty- GalaIn a short period, they are also expecting to diversify into pears and cherries.The company currently has 70 hectares in full production and.....
Argentina: Alto Valle will hold the XI International Simposium of Pears
From 16 to 19 November, 2010, Alto Valle de Rio Negor will host the XI International Symposium on Pear. The event takes place every four years. It is directed primarily to the scientific community with the aim of exposing the research taking place in the producing countries.During the four-day Symposium.....
Argentina: Awards for the heaviest apples
During the Apple Festival in Argentina the contest for the heaviest apple was held with members of the Commission on the National Day of the Apple and municipal authorities.Emilio Gilabert de Campo Grande received 5,000 Arg. pesos for a 903 gram apple. The second prize of 3,000 pesos was for Mr. Hugo Molina.....
NZ: Delayed harvest but high quality fruit
DMP based in Auckland, New Zealand exports a wide range of horticultural products, including certified organic produce, and works with a variety of companies in Continental Europe, UK, USA, Canada, South East and North Asia.DMP harvested their first apples of the season in late February, with organic about.....
First apples from ASICSA organic orchard harvested after quake arriving in US
CF Fresh is looking forward to the first arrivals of Organic Gala apples from their ASICSA orchards next week. This farm is located far to the south of most Chilean apple orchards, where cool nights and hot days give the apples beautiful color and high sugar, similar to apples grown in Washington State. The.....
Brazil: National Feast of Apples in Saint Joaquin
This feast emerged from the need to promote the marketing of apples, and as an event to publicize the city. The realization of "San Joaquin Agricultural Exhibition", still a small celebration, but it was consolidated with great acceptance from the visitors and authorities in general.The Feast is slowly.....
Awe Sum Organics' topfruit season well under way
Awe Sum Organics is one of the largest importers of organic fruit in North America. They bring their fruit in by water direct to both coasts, to Philadelphia on the East Coast and to both Los Angeles and Seattle on the West Coast . The company is now busy with the import of Topfruit from New Zealand, Chile.....
Argentina: Better prices for Williams in Europe?
According to private consulting for the website RioNegro Online, the average prices for Williams in Europe are lower than in 2009, by 7%. Until week 13th the price of Williams reached 1.12 dollars in comparison with 1.21 dollars on the same date a year earlier.The data uses an average of calibers which.....
Apples from Curicó-Chile represented by San Andres Export
The Commercial Director of the Exportadora San Andres, Rene Buchholz talked about this young company San Andres. Although only 3 years old it represents one of the largest apple exports from Curico.Rene visited the Fruit Logistica in part to meet customers primarily from Europe and Asia, but also discovered.....
NZ wins fight for apples to Australia
NZ Apple and pear growers seem to have finally notched up a win against Australia at the WTO, in their battle to export pipfruit across the Tasman according to reports. Sources in NZ say the WTO panel, which adjudicated the long-running dispute, comprehensively rejected the Australian defense, the.....
New ENZA crop from New Zealand is under way!
On April 13th, Enzafruit expects its first of 6 Seatrade charters to arrive in Antwerp. The “Royal Klipper” is bringing the ENZA Cox and ENZA Royal Gala premium varieties from New-Zealand. With a volume of around 160.000 cartons of 18kg, the ENZA apples immediately put themselves in a ‘pole position’ for the.....
NZ Jazz apple season opens 12th April
The 2010 New Zealand JAZZ apple season officially opens on Monday 12 April, and ENZA’s packing house is working at capacity to ensure JAZZ apples reach consumers for the season opening. JAZZ is rapidly becoming one of the most popular apples in the world, and was created after years of collaboration between.....