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“No passion fruit from Colombia for ten days now”

Currently, there are large shortages of passion fruit. “We haven’t had supply from Colombia for ten days now. I can’t remember this ever happening before. We’ll only receive a supply by the end of this week. We’ve been telling people ‘no’ the entire week.” Prices are sky-high. “Passion fruit that arrives from.....

Major mango shortages

“We currently have good demand for all sizes of mango, and prices are high. Supply, on the other hand, is very limited. Regarding mangoes, it’s been very calm for us for weeks now. We’ll receive two containers this week, with the Palmer and Tommy varieties from Brazil. These containers were sold out some weeks.....

Indian foodies driving sales of new mango varieties

Nagpur, India might be known internationally as the Orange city, but it is the mangoes that rule the hearts and markets too.Director of the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) Rajesh Chhabrani, reported that, "During the entire mango season in summer, people of Nagpur consume almost 10000 tonne.....

‘Afrocados’ increase incomes of 20,000 Kenyan farmers

Organic avocados available in Europe used to be sourced almost exclusively from South America, but over the last few years that has changed. Leading distributor Eosta, based in the Netherlands, is now importing a lot of ‘Afrocados’ from Kenya. The fruits come from 20,000 smallholders who often have only a few.....

China: Yinchuan harbour's first encounter with African mango flies

A few days ago, the Yinchuan airport Inspection and Quarantine Bureau intercepted contaminated mangoes from a tourist. The mangoes were contaminated with a destructive organism that requires urgent quarantine - African mango flies. It is the first time that the harbour has encountered this type of harmful.....

China: Mangoes from Hainan hit the market

Warmer weather in Southern China has accelerated the ripening process of their ever popular mangoes and the earliest batches have now arrived at the market. The volumes from Hainan are much the same as last year but prices have risen in line with overall market trends. Depending on the variety, they are.....

Andres Kuratomi, General Manager of Bengal Agricola:

Colombia: "We expect to produce 18% more pineapples"

Colombia is being affected by heavy rains that have caused disasters in regions such as Mocoa. However, according to Andres Kuratomi, the General Manager of Bengal Agricola, Colombia's pineapple production is far from this area, so it has not been affected by the disaster, and, in any case, pineapple producers.....

Guimara, Phillippine's mango crop down 6% in 2016

According to the Phillippine Statistics Authority (PSA) data Guimaras primary crop, mango, suffered a cutback of 6.46 percent, from its 11,839.55 MT production in 2015 to 11,075.14 MT in 2016.The Carabao mango variety, which makes up the bulk of the total mango production of the province, fell by 6.47 percent,.....

Martin Francis, manager at Francis Trading B.V.

"Nam Dok Mai mangoes cost around 9 Euro per kilo"

The Nam Dok Mai is a fibre-free mango variety with a sweet taste that is increasingly sought after in markets of northern Europe and Germany. "We have been selling Nam Dok Mai mangoes, which are grown in exotic countries, since the 90's," explains Martin Francis, manager at Francis Trading B.V. The company.....

Jalisco is the second producer behind Michoacan

Mexico: Avocado production grows by 21.3% in a year

Jalisco, which has 22,000 hectares planted with avocado crops, is Mexico's second biggest producer of this product, only after Michoacan, and plans to continue growing based on irrigation technology.The director of the Association of Avocado Producing Exporters of Jalisco (Apeajal), Ignacio Gomez Arregui, said.....

Del Monte Gold® Pineapple is now available from Kenya by air

Del Monte Fresh Produce (Del Monte) has announced the launch of the Airfreight Del Monte Gold Pineapple from Kenya, as an addition to the Costa Rican origin by sea. "We have seen the opportunity to grow in this segment offering an additional premium alternative, this time coming from Kenya and by air,” says.....

Taiwan's pineapples are slow sellers in Mainland markets

"Compared to last year, the sales of Taiwan pineapples in Mainland China this year is not satisfying. With their market price down by at least 30%, many fruit traders have turned to pineapples from Hainan Province instead", said Mr. Yao Li from Xiamen Yongfeng Fruit Co. Ltd.Taiwan pineapples freshly.....

Dedicated to providing ripe fruit in the market

Mission Produce opens first avocado ripening center in China

Oxnard, California-based Mission Produce, today announced that it has completed construction on its first Ripe Center in China. The Center, operated by a joint venture between Mission Produce, Lantao International and Pagoda Stores, will operate under the Mr. Avocado brand for the distribution of ripe avocados.....

Chilean avocados begin the process of entry into South Korea

Chile wants to boost its presence in Asian markets, especially regarding its fresh fruit. As such, a Chilean public-private delegation arrived South Korea to start talks to open up this market to Chilean avocados, and to analyze other issues of bilateral interest.The meeting was held on 6 April in Incheon,.....

Mexico exported 24% more avocados in January

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) stated that exports of "Made in Mexico" avocado during January increased by 24.4 percent over the same month of the previous year, thanks to an increased national production and to a market diversification policy.According.....

Irradiation centre opens Australian market to Indian mangoes

With the addition of the Lasalgaon irradiation centre, Indian mangoes will soon be headed to Australia. According to norms, irradiation of mangoes is mandatory before it is exported to Australia. Irradiation is also mandatory before export to the USA. At present, there are three irradiation centres in the.....

Costa group stock jumps 5.3%

After Goldman Sachs raised its price target by 27% Australian horticultural Costa Group closed the day on Monday as the top performer of the S&P/ASX200 Index, jumping 5.3%.The big lift in the price target comes after the broker took a deeper dive into the company’s recent acquisition of Avocado Ridge in.....

Indian authorities cancel licenses of 91 mango sellers using carbide

At the Kothapet fruit market in Hyderabad authorities cancelled the licences of 91 shops, stating that they were using fruits artificially ripened with carbide. The Times of India reported that state Agriculture Minister Jupally Kirshnarao rushed to the spot after traders began protesting, and told them that.....

Ghana fruit processors ask for $10m bailout

The Fruit Processors and Marketers Association of Ghana is asking a US$10 million bailout from the government in order to increase pineapple production in the country. The funds are needed to help the association to venture into large-scale pineapple farming to increase production from the present 33,000.....

Spain: Trops replaces aromatic herbs with subtropical crops

The Velez-Malaga-based agricultural cooperative Trops, which handles the productions of some 2,300 families, devoted mainly to subtropical crops such as avocados and mangoes, has decided to gradually abandon one of its lesser known lines: the sale of aromatic herbs.This has been announced by the manager of.....

Review of week 13 at the Jiangnan Fruit Market in Guangzhou

China: Durian prices fall - Chilean kiwis popular on the market

With temperatures rising, the market volume of durians from Thailand is growing steadily and the prices have fallen accordingly - to 680 yuan per box, 15% lower than last week.With the production season of Gala and Red Rose apples approaching their end, the volumes are much lower now. In comparison, volumes of.....

French apples and kiwifruit promoted in Shanghai

Since the end of March, the society for French food has been collaborating with the company Shanghai Zelun Trade. They have been promoting French fruit in several supermarkets in Shanghai. They hope to introduce the French kiwi fruit to more Chinese consumers. Their actions have stirred up enthusiasm for.....

Hailstorm damages around 30% of mango crop in Bijnor, India

A severe hailstorm on Thursday has damaged a large percentage of the mango plantations in the Bijnor district of India, with some estimates at 20-30%. While other growers were affected, mango growers claimed that they are worst-hit, and this year, harvests will dip, they lamented. Bijnor supplies mango to.....

Chinese tourism leads to exorbitant prices for Malaysian durian

While tourism from Chinese visitors has been on the rise, and has been a boon to the industry, it has had a negative effect on durian prices in Malaysia, sending them skyrocketing. Although they get air-flown durian in China, the fruit here is fresher and more fragrant, tourists said. Tong said her farm saw a.....

Canary avocado acreage up 58% in eight years

Avocado cultivation in the Canary Islands is expanding. In 2007, 815 hectares were devoted to the crop, and in 2015 this figure already stood at 1,287 hectares; a 58% growth that is testament to the boom experienced by this subsector in eight years and its potential for growth, especially as far as sales to.....

Del Monte increases pineapple production by 20%

Del Monte Pacific has announced a significant growth in pineapple production. The fruit grower and canner reported a 20-percent increase in pineapple production volume to 750,000 metric tons for its fiscal year ending April this year.Del Monte Pacific chief operating office, Luis Alejandro, told reporters at.....

Australian farmer exports special date to the Middle East

A Central Australian farm has exported 200 boxes of a special type of date called the Yellow Khalal Barhi variety to the Middle East this year, in addition to their usual domestic market supply. The variety have found their way all the way to Lebanon and Qatar.Ben Wall, from the Tamara Date Farm Cooperative.....

Karnataka State mango development

India to export 2,000 tonnes of mangoes to the US

Mangoes from farms across the state will soon arrive on the dinner tables of US residents, with the state planning to export close to 2,000 tonnes. This is the first time such a large consignment of the fruit is being exported to the US.The Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Limited.....

Indian market sees low supply and poor quality mangoes this season

The Nunna city market is one of the biggest mango markets in Asia, but had a deserted look on Thursday. The mango trading for the season began at the market on April 1. There are about 80 wholesale shops in the market and a majority of the shops wore a deserted look due to low crop yields.At present, the.....

Malaysian watermelons suffer from weak ringgit

The Malaysian economy is currently suffering from the weak position of its national currency, the ringgit. According to AC Koh of the Malaysian company Golden Aroma, the lower value of the currency has increased the costs of farming. The foreign laborers are asking for more salary. And the current trend was.....

Mango growers team up to help Bowen recover after Cyclone Debbie

The Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) chief executive Robert Gray said hundreds of growers would descend on the town next month to discuss the way forward for the industry after Cyclone Debbie."Virtually all of the orchards in the Bowen area have had some damage, impacting about 25 per cent of the.....

Mexico is the fifth biggest producer of papaya in the world

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) stated that in the last four years, the production of Made in Mexico papaya increased by 30 percent, due to an increased productivity in the country's primary sector and to the public policies implemented by this.....

Peru sends Hass avocados from the Andes to China

A total of 10 containers of Hass avocados, produced by small producers in the region of Cusco, will be exported to Shanghai, China, thanks to a strategic alliance with the Camet Trading company and to the advocacy of Sierra and Selva Exportadora.The first container of 20 tons of avocados was transferred from.....

Brazil: The Adalgiza Avocado - new variety is officially recognized

Brazilian producers have been celebrating - the famous Adalgiza avocado, a local favourite, has been officially recognized as an avocado variety. The main differences between this variety and the Hass are: the shape of the trees, (the Adalgiza grows inside the treetop where it is better protected than the Hass.....

Luis Fernando Teo, Frutesa

Guatemala (Frutesa) resumes avocado exports to Europe

Frutesa was the first Guatemalan company to export avocados to Europe, about eight years ago. However, the market situation at that time was not favourable to the company, since the European market was not as developed as it is now and prices were lower than in the domestic market, so they had to stop.....

Indian organic exporter is looking for international associates

An organic Indian import – export company based in Gujarat is trying to expand on the international market. Methan Farm is based in Delvada city with over 50 years of experience in agricultural trade."Germany and the Netherlands are markets we're especially interested in. We want to expand our client base and.....

Strong prices yet low volumes for Moroccan avocados

The avocado market was generally under-supplied during the winter season. The Mediterranean growers, of which Morocco is a part, have had less production than usual and this is mainly due to the unfavorable climatic conditions, especially the heat during the flowering and the fruit setting, which caused an.....

Pintung pineapples collaborate with Walmart for the first time

Pineapples from Pintung county (Taiwan) are being rushed into Walmart supermarkets on the Chinese mainland. They are being sold starting today and will be available for 2 months. The government of Pintung said that in the near future, wax apples, guavas, lemons, mangoes and other variants will be sold in China.....

Mexico's pineapples compete well with Costa Rica

With production on Costa Rica’s pineapples dipping, demand for Mexico’s fruit is in high demand. “Right now we have volume at both our Texas and California distribution centers. From what I understand production in Costa Rica came off a little bit so that helps the Mexican pineapple,” said Darwin Dodd of Chula.....

Taiwan Nongyiyuan agricultural Co. Ltd.

Taiwan: Pineapple sales red-hot in mainland China

"Pineapple, a famous fruit in Taiwan, tasty and delicious. But did you know that it grows in a pile of stones?" In 1961, more than 3000 soldiers were repatriated to Taiwan due to the war and they were employed to reclaim the wasteland. Officers and their families were settled in the Meinong and Qingjing farms,.....

Indian government opens mango outlets after ample harvest

Besides being juicier and sweeter, mangoes this year in India will also be ample. Given the supply, Government-run outlets will be opened in cities around the country and will be offering the fruit at a fixed and fair price.The outlets will be opened in all districts, including 17 mango producing districts of.....

Lychee stink bug could threaten Taiwan's lychee harvest

According to a report on Tuesday the lychee giant stink bug could soon affect the lychee harvest in the whole of Taiwan. The pest was found to have multiplied in the Taichung area in February, compared to its first appearance in Central Taiwan last year, leading experts to believe it is already able to damage.....

Pedro Santa Cecilia, of Kiwi Natur:

"We don't know any other company that sells kiwis on the vine"

Kiwis on the vine are back on the market for the second year after the success achieved by Kiwi Natur in their pioneering launch last campaign."We have no record of any other company that markets kiwis like this," explains Pedro Santa Cecilia, of Kiwi Natur's commercial department.According to the salesman,.....

US mango imports projected to increase 31% over last year

The US continues to increase its mango imports. The projections through week 20 (May 20th) estimate a volume of about 38 million boxes to enter the country. Last year, 29 million boxes were imported during the same time frame. If the estimates materialize, the increase would be 31 percent in 2017 over 2016......

For poke and California avocados, freshness is key

In Hawai’i, poke is a popular salad and ubiquitous snack. Riding on the wave of a booming trend, poke is now a widespread item on mainland menus, from supermarket foodservice to quick service to white tablecloth restaurants. Poke traditionally starts with cubes of ultra-fresh tuna or other seafood, but.....

India: Only 0.05% of the Guava is exported

Guava is India's fourth most important fruit after mangoes, bananas, and citrus. However, despite its large production, it is a product that is mainly consumed in India. Currently, "India only exports 0.05% of its guava production to the USA, some countries of the European Union, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait or.....

Damage in Debbie’s wake assessed through new science

In a glimpse into the future of Australian crop mapping capability, scientists have released a map that conveys certain tree crops affected by cyclone Debbie to help with response and recovery efforts.Produced using a range of satellite and aerial imagery, and informed by on-ground data, collected by industry.....

Pita Pit Canada adds free avocado spread to their menus

Pita Pit Canada, the Ontario founded global franchise, is adding avocado spread to their casual restaurant menus for free."We're constantly trying to bring even healthier, more flavorful and in-demand options to our product line, and no other food is more popular than avocado right now," said Kevin.....

Bangladesh hill farmers change tactics to combat floods

For a long time, slash and burn agriculture was a way of life for Funghkal Bawn.Like other farmers from the ethnic Bawn community, in the Chittagong Hill Tract area of Bangladesh, he used to clear a new strip of land every season on the slopes near his village of Farukpara. On it he grew a single crop such as.....

Officials find 4,000kg of artificially ripened mangoes in Indian market

The Tamil Nadu food safety and drug administration department seized a total of 4,000kg of artificially ripened fruits from Koyambedu wholesale market in March.On March 23, a 17-member team fanned out in Koyambedu market and seized close to 1,100kg of mangoes, 1,800kg of sapota and 300kg of papaya, along with.....

India mango exports expected to increase by 10-15%

Mango exports from India this season are expected to rise around 10-15% on the back of a good crop, said top officials. Already 2,10,000 mango orchards have registered on MangoNet – a system established by APEDA that has made it mandatory for exporters to pick mangoes for exports only from the registered.....

Sichuan Yinuoshi agricultural science and Technology Co Ltd.

China: Kiwiberry industry still in its infancy

"The Kiwiberry, also known as the arguta kiwi, is a valuable and rare fruit that is not commonly to be seen on the table and which has a limited production worldwide. At present, the Dandong region of Liaoning province in China has the largest area under cultivation. The ripening of the kiwiberry varies,.....

Mexico: Fire destroys avocado plantations in Morelos

According to the census in Santa Maria Ahuacatitlan de El Cebadal and Buena Vista del Monte, the fire on March 21 affected one hundred percent of the avocado orchards.Thus, the City council of Cuernavaca, which is going to support the shareholders of common land (ejidatarios) with plant material, is working on.....

Costa Rica and Mexico agree on meetings to resolve avocado conflict

Costa Rica and Mexico agreed to hold bilateral technical and commercial meetings in a last ditch effort to resolve the Hass avocado conflict, outside of the World Trade Organization (WTO).The agreement between the parties was achieved after the XVI meeting of the leaders of the Tuxtla Gutierrez Dialogue and.....

Panama: Pineapples generate the largest export revenues

Panama's pineapple exports in January 2017 amounted to $1.126 million dollars, a positive number in the statistics of the Comptroller General of the Republic, as it was the only fruit that recorded an increase when compared to the same period of 2016.Even though the income and export volume of this item has.....

Spain strengthens its position as an avocado producer

The consumption of avocados in Europe continues to grow at an annual rate of around 15 percent and this places Spain, the only European producer of this subtropical fruit, in a position of strength and "with plenty of opportunities" in this market.Eric Imbert, researcher of the Centre for International.....

California Avocado Marketing begins for 2017

Beginning in April and continuing into summer, the California Avocado Commission (CAC) will continue its “Made of California” campaign, blending traditional media with innovative media tactics. The campaign utilizes some of the “look” of last year’s program, with the addition of fresh materials. California.....

Avocados From Mexico and TABASCO® sauce put the flavor in Cinco de Mayo fiestas

Avocados From Mexico (AFM), the No. 1 selling avocado brand in the U.S. has collaborated with TABASCO® Sauce again for the return of the Fiesta del Fuego campaign. The promotion is designed to increase consumption during Cinco de Mayo by providing recipe recommendations for numerous delicious snacks that can.....

Indian mangoes to begin shipping to Japan/South Korea

India is to begin its shipments of various varieties of mangoes such as Kesar, Totapuri or Alphonso to Japan and South Korea this season. Although the nod for ‘market access’ for mango exports to these two economically developed Asian countries was received last year, India could not export mangoes as the.....