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China: Xuefeng oranges bring the taste of sunshine

Every winter, oranges are the most popular fruit on the market. No wonder, since they contain a huge amount of vitamin C. There are a lot of orange producing areas, however the taste of the oranges can vary. A lot of factors such as environment, temperature, light and soil can affect the fruits' taste, but.....

Wholesale merchant Mustafa Kamcili:

“There are currently too many products on the market”

Raspberries, blueberries and blackberries are now available all year round. Both demand and supply are rising every year. And that can become a problem in the long run, says Mustafa Kamcili of Morgenland GmbH & Co. KG. “Supply is increasing faster than demand, and normally prices will then go down. If the.....

Orange prices increase 65% as hailstorm wipes out crops

The wholesale price of orange has leapt more than 65 percent following a sharp drop in output as a hailstorm wiped out the citrus crop in the eastern hills.The fruit is being sold for Rs120 per kg (US$1.856) wholesale and Rs180 per kg retail, said traders.Shipments totalled 400 tonnes as of the third week of.....

Good year for Pakistani mandarins

Mandarins – one Pakistan’s main fresh produce exports - have been reported to be performing well this season. There has been good weather, which has led to good quality produce.According to Abdul Malik of Union Fruit, “This season has been particularly good for us. We’ve produced better quality mandarins for.....

Jump in demand from East and Southeast Asia

Lemon numbers down in California

The Mexico and Chile lemon seasons are coming to an end right now, which means that all US supply at the moment is coming from domestic growers. Demand has been solid and, despite a lighter crop, size profiles are well represented. Prices also remain firm across all categories."Prices are consistent thanks to.....

A delight for your taste buds

China: Hongjiang's bingtang oranges are something special!

Oranges are hardly a novelty in China, but the bingtang oranges from Hongjiang are something special, and it's all due to the region's unique soil and climate. Its soil, which consists of red and purple sandstone, is enriched with trace elements. The Xuefeng and Liangshan mountain ranges also create a unique.....

South Australia's food scorecard receives top marks

Growth in the South Australian citrus and potato sectors have both risen in value by more than 20 per cent over the past financial year.Figures released in the Food ScoreCard 2016–17 show that the state's horticulture sector had a farm gate value of $970million, which was a five per cent increase on the.....

Gannan Navel orange exceeds in production and price

According to the Sound of China's Countryside, Sannong Zhongguo reports that the Gannan Navel orange officially entered the peak of harvest season and market sales on November 5th. Ganzhou city in Jiangxi province currently has a surface area of 103,333 hectares devoted to the production of Gannan Navel.....

New genetically engineered virus to protect Florida's citrus come 2019

The Agriculture Department is expected to allow Florida citrus growers to start using a genetically engineered virus to protect trees from citrus greening disease in early 2019.USDA is planning to issue a statewide permit once the virus is ready, likely in January 2019.Citrus greening has nearly wiped out.....

Steven Chaur - Nutrano

"Quality for us starts more than 12 months before the crop is even harvested"

The Nutrano Produce Group started in December 2015 after purchasing the banana ripening and wholesale markets stands from Oakville Produce. The principal business in those days was the supply and ripening of high volumes of bananas, mainly to major national supermarkets and to wholesale customers through.....

Customers are enjoying beautiful Baisha oranges

China: First Baisha blood orange e-commerce festival held

The autonomous Lizu county in Baisha is located in the Midwest of Hainan. It is the core ecological area in Hainan with a nice climate all year round, nurturing high quality agricultural products. In the past two years, Baisha has developed its blood oranges. Not only is their taste better than that of other.....

AC Foods appoints new Vice President of Sales & Business Development

AC Foods announced today that Daniel Kass has joined the firm as its Vice President of Sales & Business Development. Daniel joins the company to unify and further develop AC Food’s growing portfolio in the citrus industry.“I am excited to start this new challenge with AC Foods as it expands its global.....

Australian Citrus committee invites growers to attend Q-Fly management workshop

Citrus Australia’s regional advisory committee in the Murray Valley (MVRAC) invites growers to attend a Q-fly management workshop this afternoon.The workshop will provide practical answers for citrus growers about how to control fruit fly on their orchard.Attendees will hear from growers and specialists on.....

China: The colourful Taihang Valley in autumn

It's the harvest season for kaki fruits around this time every year. The Taihang Valley in Linzhou is a beautiful place, and every autumn, the hawthorns and kaki fruits ripen in the fading sun. Kaki fruits drying in the sunFarmer carrying kaki fruits downhillAcross the farmland here, all the kaki trees are.....

Italy: Citrus fruit campaign kicks off at Red CoP PO

The citrus fruit campaign has started well for the Red Co.P brand, as abundant quantities Navel oranges with excellent Brix levels and good outer colour have started to become available already in early November."The campaign is looking good in terms of both volumes and product appreciation. We opted not to.....

Citrus greening will reach Spain via southern Portugal

The 2nd Citriculture Forum of Huelva brought together technicians and producers from the Andalusian sector, mainly from Huelva, in Gibraleón, one of the citrus producing municipalities of Huelva.The Forum, organised by Ecovalia, was attended, among others, by the general director for Health of the Agricultural.....

Sorting and packing centre for Syrian citrus to be set up in Latakia

A Syrian centre for the handling, sorting and packing of Syrian citrus fruits will soon be established in the city of Latakia. This move follows an agreement reached by the Syrian and Russian sides recently, according to private sources, which have revealed this information to the portal "Hashtag Syria."The.....

Week 45 import market review

Price of imported fruits increased before 11.11 sales

Less than a week away from the 11.11 Shopping Festival, China's main on-line stores, including fresh food stores, began to stock up to meet the large amount of orders. As a result, market prices of imported fruit have risen by varying degrees in the past week. For example, the recently introduced, but already.....

Italy: Femminello lemon campaign started at PASAM

"The campaign of Femminello lemons from Syracuse has just started and already the German and Austrian markets are appreciating the produce," explains Salvatore Magliocco, Vice-president ofSoc. Coop. P.A.S.A.M. Agrumi."This year, the domestic market is finally showing some interest after having considered these.....

Citrus fruit campaign starts in Sicily

The citrus fruit campaign has just started in Italy and it seems it has been affected by the summer drought. Entrepreneur Pietro Russo makes an analysis of the situation in eastern Sicily.Pietro RussoBlonde oranges"The season starts with the first shipments of Navelina oranges. Quality is satisfactory with.....

Increased CBS interceptions on late Valencias the focus of thorough analysis, says CGA spokesperson

South African citrus industry to add new CBS mitigation measures

Spanish agricultural union UNIÓ de Llauradors regards the increased number of CBS interceptions on South African citrus during the latter part of the 2017 season as evidence that the South African industry isn’t taking the pest seriously, a claim the South African industry denies.“The industry has done a.....

USDA reduces size requirements for Florida citrus to help struggling growers

Hammered by Hurricane Irma, Florida citrus growers are being allowed to pack smaller oranges this season in the hopes of recouping some lost sales.The Florida Citrus Administrative Committee requested the U.S. Department of Agriculture to relax size restrictions, and an interim rule was published Nov. 16.The.....

Pakistani kinnows – a long way from penetrating the European market

Pakistani kinnows are known worldwide for their quality. The fruit is widely available in the Gulf region, making the Middle East the largest market for kinnows. Unfortunately, kinnows have been struggling to capture the attention of Europe.In Europe, kinnows are known to be typically consumed by Pakistani.....

Israeli grapefruit season going well so far

The red pomelo and sweetie seasons are over, but grapefruit is in full swing. “The season started well, but it is slowing down now”, says Oron Ziv, Befresh Europe’s General Manager, about the grapefruit season. “This is normal as November is a quiet month for grapefruit.”He added that he started the season.....

Ad Pollux: “Can’t deny what’s in your blood”

"Untreated Greek citrus is distinctive in flavour"

Although Ad Pollux said farewell to the daily fresh produce trade to work, among other things, as a business acquisitor for the Venlo municipality a number of years ago, he never truly left the fresh produce sector either. “Ever since I worked for Van Rijn, for whom I also worked in Romania for a while, I.....

Falling prices and arrival of oranges from third countries

Spain: Senate discussing motion for promotion of citrus consumption

In the next plenary session, the Senate will debate a motion presented by Compromís that urges the promotion of citrus consumption, "not just because of its benefits, but also due to the need to help a sector that is currently in a difficult position as a result of the import of oranges from third.....

US supply of mandarins steady for the holidays

Supply of domestic mandarins looks solid heading into the holiday season. “Supply is good and getting better as the weather cools and we see more color and flavor development,” says Madalyn McCracken of Reedley, Ca.-based Ripe to You. “The supply equates to last year--we aren’t seeing a clear deficit or.....

US: Florida governor proposes $22M for state citrus industry

Governor Rick Scott’s Securing Florida’s Future budget proposes $22 million for the Florida citrus industry.This includes $5 million supporting Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) marketing programs aimed at educating and increasing awareness among consumers of the health benefits of Florida citrus and Florida.....

Update fruit Internal market

Brazil: Orange juice industry may benefit from Florida citrus losses

Many mango producers from Livramento de Nossa Senhora, Bahía region, didn’t harvest any fruit last week. According to HF Brasil, the rains of last week were welcome, however, it limited field activities, the harvest and transportation. On the other hand, some producers mention that the low prices result in.....

Pakistan farmers welcome rain after two weeks of toxic smog

The much-awaited rainfall in Pakistan’s twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, as well as other parts of the country, has reduced the intensity of the toxic smog that had prevailed over the last two weeks, which affected the agriculture sector in the country.On Tuesday, rain and thunderstorms were reported.....

Iran to offer reduced banana import tariff if traders also export oranges

As per a regulation ratified by the government on Nov. 8, bananas can be imported into Iran at a low tariff of 5% if oranges are exported in return.If traders want only to import bananas without any orange exports, they are required to pay a 20% tariff.Before the new regulation, banana import tariff stood at.....

Argentinian citrus exports to Ukraine reduced by half

Since the beginning of the 2017/18 campaign, Argentina has noticeably reduced its presence in the Ukrainian citrus market, reports APK-Inform: Vegetables and Fruits.According to Ukrainian customs statistics, in September 2017, Argentina shipped only 1.2 thousand tonnes of these fruits to the Ukrainian market,.....

Wonderful Halo brings back "Good Choice, Kid" campaign, focused on adults

Today Wonderful Halos, kicks off its 2017–2018 season with a strong crop and the return of its “Good Choice, Kid” campaign. With a new added focus on adults, the fully integrated campaign is designed to reach all ages, including “big kids” with two new commercials celebrating adults who are challenged to make.....

Sunkist announces changes to fresh fruit sales management

Sunkist is beginning this year’s citrus season with a new sales management structure, promoting Chris Gordon to Managing Director of Fresh Fruit Sales and Jose Fu to Director of Sales Operations.Chris Gordon on the left and Jose Fu on the right“Chris Gordon joined Sunkist in 2000 after more than a decade.....

South Australian citrus industry granted pest free status by China

One of the world’s leading premium orange growing regions has been formally granted pest free status by the Chinese Government raising hopes of continued growth of South Australian citrus exports to Asia.South Australia is the only mainland Australian state that is free of fruit flies.The Chinese recognition.....

Andalusia

"Apathy in sales and consumption of citrus in Europe"

Just over a month ago, the Council of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of Andalusia announced its prospects for the 2017-2018 citrus campaign. The technicians of the Regional Administration estimate that this season's production in the province of Cordoba will reach 249,220 tonnes. This is 12,813.....

China: Tongnan lemon industry achieves 1 billion yuan in export orders

On November 3, TheChina Chongqing Tongnan International Lemon Festival 2017 officially began. In the last few years, the lemon industry has become one of the leading economic forces for Tongnan District. That's why at this year's Lemon Festival Tongnan lemons were in the spotlight. Relevant enterprises signed.....

Edeka and WWF citrus project bears fruit

The citrus season has started and EDEKA is offering its oranges to the nation. The fruit was cultivated in an agricultural project in Andalusia.During the cultivation of these fruits the use of pesticides were significantly reduced, biodiversity was promoted and only the minimum amounts of water necessary were.....

China citrus imports from Egypt double hitting $80 million

Egyptian exporters have achieved remarkable results this year with the export of citrus fruits to China, with shipments worth about 80 million dollars, double the amount recorded in the previous year, said Han Bing, minister in charge of trade and economic affairs at the Chinese embassy.In his speech at the.....

"We are more concerned about the heat, which is delaying the citrus campaign"

Road blocks in Catalonia cause some delays in fruit and veg shipments

The general strike in Catalonia that took place on Wednesday, 8 November, caused traffic jams from 6:00 am. The first roads affected by the demonstrations were the Nacional II and the AP-7, the latter at both ends of Catalonia, from Camarles (Ebre) to Borrassà (Empordà). There were thirty more cuts as the peak.....

Boost for Australian citrus exports to China

Citrus Australia has welcomed the announcement by Assistant Ministers for Agriculture and Water Resources Luke Hartsuyker and Senator Anne Ruston that China has agreed to amend its import conditions for Australian citrus. The changes come at an opportune time when citrus exports to China are increasing.Citrus.....

Florida citrus takes another hit as forecast falls another 7.4%

Florida’s struggling and storm-battered citrus industry took another hit Thursday as the USDA orange crop forecast for the current growing season was reduced by 7.4 percent.And industry officials anticipate the forecasts will continue to decline as the season progresses.“Unfortunately, I don’t think this will.....

Capitalize on California citrus

The California citrus season is underway, and Frieda’s Specialty Produce offers selling solutions and a suite of products for a successful winter citrus program.“Frieda’s is bringing on more citrus growers each season to increase our volume and variety of products,” said Alex Jackson Berkley, senior account.....

AU: Victorian Food and Fibre exports reach record levels

The state of Victoria has reached a record total of $12.8billion in food and fibre exports, helped by the performance of Citrus and Table grapes, especially in the Chinese market.Despite being one of the smaller states, Victoria accounted for 25 per cent of Australia’s total, according to the 2016-17 Food and.....

Bhutan delays mandarin exports in hopes to improve market

As an export strategy, the Bhutan Exporters Association (BEA) will start exporting citrus mandarin (orange) in the last week of November, which is later than the usual export time.This was decided at the mandarin export coordination meeting yesterday. The strategy is to export ripe and mature oranges, which is.....

Call for cold treatment to be required from South Africa

Spain: Request to include citrus on list of high risk plants

LA UNIÓ de Llauradors (the Growers' Association) has asked the Agriculture Commission of the Spanish Congress of Deputies to include citrus fruits in the List of High Risk Plants or Plant Products," featured in Article 42 of European Regulation 2016/2031, which focuses on pest protection measures. The.....

Greek kiwi exports increase significantly

Table grapes have continued to be exported mainly from the region of Kavala. Prices have stood at satisfactory levels. The exports of summer fruits (nectarines, plums, etc.) continue at a very low rate and from stocks. Meanwhile, kiwi exports are also still underway, although unfortunately, with cases of fruit.....

Citrus sales amount to half of Wuxi market sales

Every year during this season all popular fruits like apples, pears, bananas and citrus hit the market in large numbers. At the moment these fruits are continuously coming from all over China to Wuxi. According to statistics on the Chaoyang Fruit wholesale market, the quality of honey pomelos has improved.....

Spain: Thicker-skinned oranges to prevent cracking

Not so many years ago, a thin skin was one of the main qualities that defined a good quality orange; however, this concept has now been almost totally abandoned, as nobody is imposing it any more and facts point in the opposite direction, since one of the main problems is that many oranges suffer cracking.....

Sanlucar teams up with Paddington Bear to market citrus to kids

SanLucar will be teaming up with Paddington Bear, the most famous bear in British children's literature, in the launch of a new campaign to animate children to eat fruit on a daily basis.After an initial collaboration in 2014, the cooperation between SanLucar and the film producer Studiocanal goes into its.....

New and largest citrus packing facility in Western Australia to boost exports

The small Western Australian Wheatbelt town of Bindoon will soon be home to a $7m fruit packing facility which will enable fresh produce from across the region to be exported to premium markets across the world.Moora Citrus Packers will be the largest citrus packing facility in Western Australia and will be a.....

Spain: Lack of information about orange and mandarin varieties

Linus Pauling, who received two Nobel Prize awards (for Chemistry and Peace), argued that consuming high doses of vitamin C was very convenient to prevent degenerative diseases. He in fact did so and founded an institution that bears his name (at the University of Oregon) dedicated to researching the.....

They now contain more water, and taste delicious

China: 'So oranges' will enter market in one month

It's the beginning of the autumn and So Oranges will officially come out in one month. It has been raining much more in the area than in previous years, and it will continue to do so for two more months at most. This means that the oranges will enter the market approximately ten days later than last year. Even.....

China: The debut of Sanhong pomelos in Ningbo City

With the temperature dropping and winter approaching, the fruits available at the market in Ningbo are also gradually changing. Pomelos, mandarins and winter jujubes are entering their high season of sales. This year, the new variety of Sanhong pomelos are available in Ningbo for the first time and have become.....