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China wants to buy Dominican avocados

The Chinese-Dominican Chamber of Commerce, the Association for the Development of Ocoa (ADESJO), and the Association of Producers of Avocados of Ocoa (Aprao), held a meeting with dozens of Chinese producers and businessmen, which expressed the Asian market's interest in acquiring avocado from the Dominican.....

"Our export volume increases every year"

Uruguay wants to position its kakis in the European Union

Uruguay is still betting on placing kakis in the European Union in the counter season. This exotic fruit, which is originally from Asia and began to be produced on a commercial scale in the Uruguayan market more than 10 years ago, is gaining consumers.Augusto Corallo, the general manager of Fruticola Libertad,.....

Colombia will be able to export Hass avocado to Argentina

Colombia's ICA and Argentina's Senasa stated that Colombia will be able to export its hass avocado to Argentina. This gives this product a boost to continue having one of the biggest potentials for foreign trade.Producers interested in sending their product must comply with a work plan, which establishes a.....

First exports of Ecuadorian papaya to the US have been certified

After almost two decades of technical and legal procedures, the Ecuadorian papaya will enter the United States market. Agrocalidad delivered the final certification that allows the fruit to be shipped to the North American country.The Agency for Regulation and Control of Plant and Animal Health stated on.....

Price still low, but predicted to rise

China: Guangxi mangoes enter the market in large volumes

Various kinds of fruit are currently flooding the market. Guangxi is China's largest mango production area. Mango's enter the market in large volumes from mid- to late June. They are expected to arrive 7-12 days earlier than last year. The main production areas in Guangxi are distributed over Baise, Nanning,.....

Hainan is the first to export Chinese seedless lychees

One shipment of 1.12 tons of top-quality seedless lychees with a value of 50 thousand yuan [7,627 USD] recently passed through Haikou customs inspection. The shipment was transported from Hainan to Singapore. It was the first time that seedless lychees were exported from China.Source: Hainan Daily

Spain: Trops joins the World Avocado Organization

The agrarian transformation society TROPS, which brings together more than 2,300 avocado and mango producers from the province of Malaga, the Costa Tropical of Granada and other places in Spain and even Portugal, has become the first and only European producer and marketer to join the World Avocado.....

There was a good harvest but disappointing prices

China: What does the future hold for Hainan's fruits?

Recently, the fact that Hainan's mangoes, pineapples and lychees have been hard to sell, even at low prices, has attracted extensive attention. According to statistics of the Hainan agricultural department, this year, the cultivation area of Hainan mangoes was 810 thousand mu, with a production volume of 1,040.....

Innovative product promises to extend the shelf life of avocados

A North American company claims to have found a solution to extend the shelf life of avocados.Apeel Sciences has announced the development of an edible and invisible coating that works as a spray and that has attracted the interest even of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.As reported by Bloomberg, about 200.....

Great Giant Food plans to export pineapples to China

After successful transport of bananas to China, Great Giant Food is now exploring pineapple exports to China. Three subsidiary companies, Great Giant Pineapple, Nusantara Tropical Farm, and Sewu Segar Nusantara, all increased their retail volume this year.Michael Gultom, fresh fruit manager at Great Giant.....

Colombia seeks Mexican investment for its avocados

In order to identify business opportunities that generate employment and exports, ProColombia invited 25 members of the Association of Producers, Packers and Exporters of Avocado of Mexico (APEAM) to the country to evaluate the potential of the avocado sector.The Mexican producers, the only Cooperating Partner.....

The US proposes importing avocados from Ecuador

The US Embassy in Ecuador reported on June 21, that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the Department of Agriculture of that country (USDA) proposed allowing the entry of Ecuadorian fresh avocados to the United States.After a thorough review, APHIS scientists determined that the fresh.....

Hainan lychee export volume increased by 35%

Hainan Customs data shows that up until June 15th, 570 tons of lychees with a market value of 2.3 million USD smoothly passed through Haikou Customs inspections. These are respective increases of 35% and 59%.Source: Haikou Daily

Retailers of all sizes welcome to participate

Mango mania display contest kicks off

The National Mango Board (NMB) will host their annual Mango Mania Display Contest during the month of July. Retailers big and small have a chance to win big prizes. The NMB will also send a $15 digital gift card to each valid entry. Additionally, stores that include Tajín fruit seasoning will receive a second.....

California Lamb Hass avocado to enter market this July

Index Fresh is excited to offer the late season avocado variety, the California Lamb Hass. A short season from July to September makes this Hass variety a special fruit.“This season Index Fresh had tremendous success bringing the California Gem variety to market. Highlighting lesser-known California varieties.....

Price of Vietnamese coconuts fall as Chinese traders stopped buying

The Vietnamese newspaper Youth Paper recently reported that coconut prices at many coconut plantations in Tinh Ben Tre have recently dropped. The current price of coconuts already dropped to 40 thousand Vietnamese Dong [1.75 USD] per 12 coconuts, which is a price decrease of 43% in comparison with the 70.....

Peru: Distance is the biggest barrier to increased shipments of mango to Asia

Peru exported 200 thousand tons of fresh mango in the 2017/2018 campaign. 95% of the mango was sent to Europe and the United States, and the remaining 5% to other markets, such as New Zealand, Chile, China, Japan, and South Korea.Agraria.pe spoke with the general manager of the Association of Producers and.....

West Pak unveils organic Offerings at United Fresh

West Pak Avocado, Inc. is pleased to unveil three new organic brands at the United Fresh Expo Organic Showcase in Chicago on June 25-27, 2018. The specialty display at the United Expo provides a sneak peek at the avocado supplier’s latest offerings: I Love Avocados Organic, California Gold Organic, and.....

Frank Ocampo, Hagé International:

"Pineapples difficult to sell on free market"

Day trading with pineapples is a matter of survival at the moment. "The volumes remain good. However, large sales outside of regular programmes are still lagging far behind. This has resulted in prices of between EUR5 and 6", says Frank Ocampo van Hagé International.It is very hard to predict how the market.....

Cuba: Betting on pineapple development

State farmers and farmers of the cooperative and peasant branch of Ciego de Avila will expand the harvest and export of pineapples, in order to increase its marketing to the tourist sector and to supply European nations.The rains of Hurricane Irma and the rains that started in the second half of April still.....

Mexican pineapple growers want to promote advantages

As the Central American pineapple season picks up production, market prices continue to be low as they have been for several months. Demand is good, but volume remains very strong. In Mexico, the growing regions have been seeing favorable weather conditions, which has ensured good production as well as.....

Multiple mango varieties enter market in large volumes in late June

Forecast for Guangxi mango market season in 2018

The market is currently overwhelmed by all kinds of fruit. Guangxi is the foremost mango producing area in China. All kinds of mango varieties will enter the market in large volumes in mid- to late June. The mango season is estimated to start 7-12 days earlier than last year. The mango producing areas in.....

Hass avocado sales reached record highs during 2018 Holidays

Hass avocado sales got off to a great start in 2018, with avocado retail sales for the Big Game, Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day reaching four-year sales highs. The Hass Avocado Board’s new Avocado Holiday Retail Recap for first quarter 2018, based on retail point of sales data from IRI/Freshlook,.....

A tour of a California avocado grove

Avocado picking requires highly skilled laborers

The California avocado season is peaking and with June being California Avocado Month, timing is perfect for a tour of an avocado grove. The Golden State has about 2,000 commercial avocado growers who farm 54,000 acres of avocados together. Ranches are based as far north as Monterey county and as far south as.....

Main production areas have bumper harvest, storage is difficult

China: Price of lychee takes a dive

Lychees had a high "social status" only two weeks ago, but now the tropical fruit has become the main sales promotion in many fruit stores. The discount on lychees can be as high as 50%. The current price is 15 yuan [2.33 USD] per 0.5 kg, while the price of "King Lychee" was 30 yuan [4.66 USD] per 0.5 kg last.....

Apeel Avocados available at Costco and Harps Food Stores

Today, Apeel Sciences announced that Del Rey Avocado Company is supplying Apeel avocados to Costco Wholesale (COST) stores in the U.S Midwest. Additionally, Apeel avocados supplied by Eco Farms are now available at Harps Food Stores, an Associated Wholesale Grocers chain of supermarkets in the Midwest. Soon,.....

Mexico: Mango crops affected by Hurricane Bud

Nearly 10% of the orchards in the region suffered damage as a result of the strong winds caused by the tropical depression Bud.Daniel Ibarra Lugo, the president of the Mango Exporters Association of the fruit fly free zone, said that the winds in the different production areas reached speeds between 40 and 55.....

Spain: Operational group for subtropical fruits created

At the Mayora Experimental Centre, Asaja Málaga has presented the operational group "Diagnosis and solutions for the organic production of tropical fruits", which aims to combine the work carried out by different branches of the subtropical sector in order to improve the diagnosis and organic production of.....

Dry weather in Thailand

China: Mangosteen prices up 30%

The peak production season of mangosteen falls in May and June. The price of mangosteen (4A) is 20 yuan [3.11 USD] per 0.5 kg. People in the industry say that the price of mangosteen increased by 30% this year in comparison with the same period last year. The lowest price of mangosteen last year was 15 yuan.....

2017/2018 campaign

Peru: Fresh mango exports grew by 11%

According to Juan Carlos Rivera Ortega, the general manager of the Association of Mango Producers and Exporters from Peru (APEM), Peru exported 200 thousand tons (9 thousand containers) of fresh mangoes in the 2017/2018 season, i.e. 11% more than the 180 thousand tons it dispatched in the previous season.....

China: Hainan mangoes are facing a dilemma

This year, it's not only pineapples which have become unsellable in Hainan, so too have the mangoes of Dongfang city. From Marchto May, Hainan mangoes will enter the market but this year, mangoes in various cities and counties in Hainan have been harvested. In early May, after the mangoes of Dongfang city.....

Colombia expects to produce more than 950,000 tons of pineapple this year

The Minister of Agriculture, Juan Guillermo Zuluaga Cardona, stated that the pineapple was having a good moment and that, according to projections, the country would produce around 950 thousand tons of pineapples in 2018. He also said that they had recently achieved opening the Argentine market to this.....

NJ-based importer now offers Fair Trade Certified™ mangoes

Amazon Produce Network, a mango importer headquartered in Vineland, NJ with offices in Los Angeles, McAllen, Nogales and Miami, now offers Fair Trade Certified organic and conventional mangoes this year for the first time. From June through September, Amazon Produce will source a wide range of mangoes from two.....

Due to concerns over safety & price

Farmers in Japan starting to grow tropical produce

Japanese farmers are increasing the production of crops normally found in warmer climates, stemming from concerns over the safety and price of imports from tropical countries. Yields are still well below the volumes of imported crops, but the homegrown varieties have a sunny future in Japan as their origins.....

Florida's avocado season is late, with smaller volume expected

The Florida avocado crop has suffered some problems and as a result, has endured a later season start than usual. Damage to trees from Hurricane Irma last year is to blame, along with a beetle that has caused significant issues to Florida avocado growers."Normally we would have already started the season, but.....

Indian coconut production: Grown substantially since 2014

Coconut production has increased substantially in India in the last four years. There was an increase seen in both productivity and area under cultivation. Higher production has also led to more export of coconuts and coconut oil, the latter being used for household cooking in states like Kerala and Goa. It is.....

China: Nearly 30% of Dongguan lychees split after days of torrential rain

Dongguan had the largest harvest of lychees in twenty years this year, but days of torrential rain have cooled the enthusiasm of fruit farmers. The rate of split fruit in Dongguan lychee plantations is nearly 30%. If the rain continues, then the damage will be even greater.Farmers state that in some lychee.....

SE Asian imported fruit shows seasonal price adjustment

Southeast Asian imported fruit has reached peak season. The "king of tropical fruit" durian and mangosteen have matured. Durian varieties include Musang King, Mon Thong, and Kanyao. Mon Thong from the east of Thailand is the tastiest variety in May and June. The prices are as diverse as the product variety.The.....

Peru: Avocado led non-traditional exports in April

Exports of non-traditional products totaled US $1.012 billion in April, 27.2% more than in the same month of 2017, reported the Central Reserve Bank (BCR). In terms of value, they were led by fresh avocado exports, which grew by 4.9% in April.This result was mainly due to higher sales of agricultural products,.....

The US bans imports of pomegranates arils from Peru

According to information provided by the Agricultural Office of Chile in the United States, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) stated that it would modify the current regulations for the entry of fruit and vegetables, with the objective of prohibiting the importation of Pomegranate Arils.....

Peru: Avocado exports from La Libertad will surpass the $300 million

According to Luis Rogger Ruiz Diaz, the Deputy Regional Minister of Foreign Trade of the Regional Government of La Libertad, this year avocado exports from La Libertad would exceed US $300 million, which would represent a 6.8% increase over the US $ 280,846,873 achieved in 2017.Ruiz Diaz, also stated that in.....

"Thai durians finds market in China's third and fourth tier cities"

"Statistics show that the Thai durian production volume increased by around 20% this year. Despite this growth, the price of Thai durians on the Chinese market did not fall, but even increased by 10%." This is according to Wen Chao, the founder of Wen Ji Durian.Wen Ji durianWen Ji durian"Thai durian obtained.....

Pineapple price crashed

Fewer mainland tourists lead to unmarketable fruit in Taiwan

The China Times reported that fruit prices have collapsed. The most tragic story is that of Tainan pineapples. Almost 90% of Tainan pineapple export is destined for mainland China. Since May of this year, however, pineapple export has been stuck. The export price of pineapples was 23 yuan [3.59 USD] around.....

Yair Ohana, Sales Manager at Arava:

“Prickly pears are popular”

This is the first year that Arava Export Growers have had the Orly variety of prickly pears as part of their assortment. This Israeli company exports fresh Israeli produce worldwide and has added this organic product to their assortment.“Italy is the largest producer of prickly pears in Europe”, says Yair.....

Ecuador can produce avocados when other nations can't

The world has become crazy about avocados. Ecuador has also been infected by the world's rage for avocado. Avocado production and shipments abroad have increased in the last five years, said Jorge Altuna, the president of Corpoaguacate, a group that brings together the avocado producers of the.....

Heavy supplies of avocados in the U.S.

Supplies of avocados in the U.S. are ample. “Supplies have been good. We’re transitioning away from Marcena bloom to newer fruit at different altitudes. A lot of the avocados that I see right now are darker. They’ve been on the tree for longer so they need to go,” says Austin Kachele with Sun Valley Farms LLC.....

"Production volume increased"

China: Yongxing lychees enter peak retail season

"Yongxing Town in Haikou has always enjoyed the title 'lychee hometown'. Yongxing relies on a unique, volcanic natural environment for lychee production. The town has more than ten thousand prime lychee trees from different lychee varieties. The Yongxing lychee is large, while the seed is small. The flavor is.....

Mango stands out

Peru gains prominence in Europe with its frozen tropical fruits

Apart from its fresh fruit exports to high income markets, such as Europe, Peruvian frozen fruit exports are also allowing the country to gain international prominence.This is clear from a recent report by the Center for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI), an entity that is part of the.....

Mexico: Fig cultivation in Michoacan is being promoted

Fig producers from Michoacan are working to conform the Fig Product System in the entity, informed the Secretary of Rural and Agricultural Food Development (Sedrua), Ruben Medina Niño.In an interview, the official said that ten municipalities of Michoacan produced fig and that there were more than 70 hectares.....

Peru: Passion fruit yields drop due to a lack of technical assistance

Renzo Gomez, member of the Passion Fruit Work Table of the Association of Exporters (ADEX), stated that Peru had 6,500 hectares of passion fruit, which yield an average of 18 to 20 tons per hectare. The area with the highest production is Chimbote with 2,000 ha. It is followed by Piura, Olmos, Motupe,.....

José Antonio Alconchel, of Alcoaxarquía:

Spain: "This year, we will reach a record 100 containers of Peruvian avocados"

The last avocados from Malaga were sold about a month ago, with prices at origin that reached 3.40 Euro. At present, Spanish companies are mainly importing Peruvian avocados, which clearly dominate the European market as soon as South Africa is finished."The great supply of Peruvian avocados, which has grown.....

Chile: Avocados affected by of one of the driest months of May

People are concerned with the high price of avocados. Yesterday, the Minister of Agriculture, Antonio Walker, spoke about the issue."Peruvian avocados always come in at this time, but the harvest is over 25 days behind schedule," stated the minister who added that the local production was coming to an end so.....

Tight mango supply as Mexico production broadens

Mexico is currently increasing its production as it approaches the peak of its relatively lengthy mango season. The ataulfo, or "honey mango" kicked off the season at the start of spring, but that season is now winding down, to make way for the larger volume varieties such as the Tommy Atkins, Kents and.....

China: Yangjiang lychees increase online sales

Yangjiang lychees had a bumper harvest this year. The production volume of Concubine's Smile, one of the varieties that entered the market, increased by 30% in comparison with last production season. The current purchase price is around 5-6 yuan [0.78-0.94 USD] per kg. Yangjiang lychees have not yet.....

Mexico: Drought hits mango production in Sinaloa

The high temperatures that have hit Sinaloa in the last months have affected the flowering of mango trees in the south of the state, which caused a drop in production, said Porfirio Salas Castillo, the president of the Municipal Committee of Escuinapa.He also said that production had gone from 190 thousand.....

China: 1000 kg of Indian mangoes enter Guangzhou market

The Dalian Agricultural International Trade Co., Ltd. imported 1000 kg of mangoes from India and air freighted them in on June 1st, 2018 when they officially entered the Guangzhou and Jiangnan markets. The mangoes received much praise from visiting traders. This shipment of mangoes was sold under the "Royal".....

Entering peak retail season

Hainan king lychee becomes hot item online

"In comparison with last year, this is the big year for the late-season king lychee. The production volume has significantly increased. Hainan king lychees gradually entered the market from May 28th onward. The price in production areas is 25-30 yuan [3.90-4.68 USD] per 0.5 kg, which is a decrease of 20%-35%.....

Mexican avocado producers seek to export to Australia and New Zealand

The Broad and Progressive Agreement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), also known as the TPP-11, has allowed Mexican avocado producers to set their sights on the markets of Australia and New Zealand.The two countries are important avocado producers in that region, but they have a very marked seasonal.....

Taiwanese fruit takes collective dive

The price of Taiwanese fruit dropped this summer. Specialists state that the lack of a rainy season with low temperatures caused bumper harvests for many kinds of fruit. Watermelons in particular have enjoyed a great production season and they push aside other fruits in the market.Taiwanese bananas and.....

Broccoli lattes could be a thing

Nutrient-rich coffees may be on the horizon after researchers have developed a powder that is made from imperfect-looking broccoli that would otherwise have been cast aside during processing.Being delivered through Hort Innovation for Australian vegetable growers and led by Australia’s national science agency,.....