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Colombia: Avocado production continues to improve, but harvest will be delayed

Consumption of Hass avocados continues to increase in Colombia. This sector offers a positive outlook for the agricultural sector and for the Colombian economy, as a result, and thanks to the higher profitability offered by avocados, a large group of farmers in different regions of the country are converting.....

Chile to export fresh cherimoyas to US through Systems Approach

Last week, SimFRUIT informed us about the publication of the USDA-APHIS Final Standard so that Chile can export fresh cherimoyas to the US market through the Systems Approach, as an option for the treatment that involves washing the fruit with soapy water and wax, and then having a subsequent.....

The Dominican Republic is the second biggest producer of avocados in the world

The Dominican Republic avocado exports currently exceed US $ 30 million per year, i.e. an increase of 150% on 2006, when they only amounted to US $11 million, according to official data. The main market destinations for this product are the United States, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Great Britain, and.....

Peru celebrates its First Avocado Festival

The avocado is becoming one of the most widespread crops in Peru, for that reason, Huamanpali will celebrate the 1st Avocado Festival on April 12 and 13. This celebration will bring together producers and marketers from all over the country with the goal of promoting the multiple benefits and unparalleled.....

Fall and winter holidays set retail avocado sales records

Shoppers celebrated 2017 fall and winter holidays with delicious avocado dishes, driving record-high retail dollar sales for the category. The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) recently released their Holiday and Events report for Q4 2017, detailing retail avocado category performance across the country for this past.....

Shanghai Nongfu welcomes Del Monte pineapples from the Philippines to Shanghai Huizhan Market

VIDEOShanghai Nongfu welcomed the new arrival of Del Monte pineapples in the Shanghai Huizhan Market today.The pineapple is a welcome product all over the world. The growing Chinese market has not yet the same influence on South American traders as other markets, but this may soon change. China imports pineapples.....

Tropical fruit growers in Florida recovering after Irma

Growers of tropical fruits in Florida are beginning to see more crops coming into season as warmer weather arrives for the year. Conditions in recent months have so far been relatively favorable and growers are anticipating good spring and summer seasons. Supply will still be short on spring fruits, due to the.....

Supafresh welcomes first shipment of Peruvian avocados

Supafresh recently received the first shipment of Peruvian avocados. The Peruvian production season is expected to last until August this year.The first shipment of Peruvian avocados received by SupafreshThe first shipment of Peruvian avocados received by SupafreshThe skin of the Peruvian fruit is generally.....

"Royal Mas brand infiltrates markets throughout the country"

"Great potential for refrigerated Malaysian Musang King durians in China"

Durian has become more popular in recent years as consumers have discovered a taste for the fruit in their endless search for richer flavours and better quality. The Malaysian Musang King is generally acknowledged as the tastiest durian and has quickly won the people's approval.Refrigerated Royal Mas brand.....

Avocado marketer to host seminars for growers

Index Fresh, a worldwide avocado marketer, will present its next Seminar Series from May 8-10. They will be held in the three growing regions of California — San Luis Obispo, Ventura and San Diego counties.“We believe it is our role at Index Fresh to host avocado cultural seminars to provide actionable.....

Mexico: Tancitaro exports 90% of its avocados to the US

Rafael Vazquez Gonzalez, the treasurer of the local Vegetable Health Board, stated, during the presentation of the seventh Avocado Fair, that Tancitaro exported about 90% of its avocados to the United States.Rafael Vazquez said the municipality had about 25 thousand hectares devoted to the production of.....

"Mexican pineapples delivered anywhere in the US under 4 days"

“With our Mexican pineapples we have a slight advantage over the Costa Rican supply in the United States market. We are closer to market, so we are able to harvest at a later stage which allows the fruit to get maximum color and sweetness. Once cut, we can deliver the pineapple basically anywhere in North.....

China: Local fruit suppliers target the high-end market

In recent years, a large number of imported fruits have appeared on the Chinese market, which caused problems for the local farmers. In response to this "invasion" of imported fruits, many domestic suppliers have made efforts to enter the high-end market. They have not only improved the quality and the.....

Lezhong lychees expected to enter the market early next month

Lezhong lychees could be ready for sale in a month. The Lezhong lychees enter the market approximately half a month before other lychees from the interior, which gives them a high "social status" on the market. It is estimated that the purchase price will reach 28 yuan [4.46 USD] per 0.5 kg. Lezhong lychees.....

Avocado grower releases new company video

West Pak Avocado, Inc. of Murrieta, California officially unveils their new company video, which welcomes its audience inside the world of green fruit through the eyes of the first family of avocados. This visual storytelling experience outlines the company’s heritage and the avocado's seed-to-store.....

"The Dominican Republic will become an important player in the pineapple market"

VIDEO"The latest initiatives and efforts deployed by the sector will allow us to increase our production. That, and our product's quality, will allow us to become important players in the world's pineapple market", said Fabio Giuntoli, of Frutas Chiara, a Dominican company dedicated to the production and export of.....

Piura

Peru: Lack of associations is a big problem for mango producers

"Only 10% of the 10 thousand mango producers in Piura are associated," said the head of the Regional Bureau of Agriculture of Piura (DRA Piura), Mario Laberry Saavedra, adding that "the lack of associativity is a serious problem, especially when exporting the product.""The main problem that mango producers in.....

China: Camposol mangoes in Ole stores

"We're very happy to see our Camposol mangoes in Olse stores across China. Ole is an upscale retail format that carries only premium fruit", said Jose Antonio Gomez Bazan, the CEO of Camposol Trading, on linkedin recently.He explains that these mangoes were sent by air, which makes it a premium product. "The.....

National Mango Board elects new Officers for 2018

The National Mango Board (NMB) elected new officers during their March board meeting in Portland, OR. As dedicated members, the NMB officers will fulfill their duties and responsibilities by leading the board in accordance with the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996, and the Mango.....

First fruits came to Chongqing Port by land

China: Breakthrough in Chongqing

On March 21, 2 batches of longans from Thailand and 2 batches of dragon fruit from Vietnam were transported to the Chongqing Bonded Port Area viathe southbound passage. They have already passed the quarantine services' examination and passed through the customs successfully.Longans from Vietnam arrive at.....

Specialist gathered to boost development of tropical fruit industry

Sanya is known as the home of Chinese mangoes. It is recognized in the industry as one of the best production areas for Guifei mangoes. It is our understanding that Hainan has already become a leader in the tropical fruit industry with the production of mango, lychee, dragon fruit, and durian. Hainan has an.....

CANAPEP, 15 years of promoting pineapple production in Costa Rica

The National Chamber of Producers and Exporters of Pineapples (CANAPEP) of Costa Rica is celebrating its 15th anniversary since it was founded in 2003 with the aim of promoting producers, industrializers, and exporters of this fruit to work in compliance with environmental standards, the country's labor and.....

Guatemala promotes mango exports and consumption

According to producers, last year, Guatemala exported more than 4.2 million cases of mangoes to the United States, Central America, and European countries. They also said that their strategy was to increase domestic consumption and reach new international markets, such as Chile."Our goal is to open markets and.....

Pineapple sales at least double

Self-service pineapple peeler goes USA

The Piñabar is an automatic pineapple peeler that peels a pineapple within 20 seconds. “It’s truly a self-service in-store experience,” says Michel van Keeken of Dutch Food Technology. After peeling, the machine puts the peeled and cored pineapple conveniently in a bucket for the customer to present at.....

A visit to the Rungis International Market

PHOTO REPORTThe Rungis International Market near Paris is the world’s largest wholefood market. Of the market's five main sections (fish, meat/offal, flowers, dairy and fruits and vegetables), the fruit and vegetable section is the most important one. 363 merchants spread over nine pavilions sell products from all over.....

China: Contracts worth RMB 800 mln reached at Sanya International Mango Industry Conference

During the 2018 Sanya International Mango Industry Conference and the Tropical Fruit Industry Exhibition, a total contract value of RMB 800 million in transactions was reached at Sanya, Hainan province. At the signing ceremony of production and sales matchmaking on March 22th, four local companies in Sanya.....

Mario Gil, of Cooperativa Pobla del Duc

Spain: "We have lost almost the entire upcoming kaki and stone fruit harvest"

The frosts recorded in the early hours of 21 and 22 March, with temperatures that have reached -3 degrees Celsius for several hours, have taken a huge toll on the kaki and stone fruit plantations in the municipality of La Pobla del Duc, in Valencia, which is likely to be the most affected area. In total, the.....

China: Chile and Mexico fight for the avocado market

T-mall statistics shows that sales of avocados in 2017 reached 70 million yuan. In 2018, this number may exceed up to 170 million yuan! Avocados have become one of the top best-selling fruits on T-mall, withsales rising by 300-400% as Mexican and Chilean farmers compete for the huge Chinese market. Chinese.....

Australian farmer plants longan and lychees for the Chinese market

An article on Australia Online reported that an Australian farmer from northern Queensland had introduced four lychee varieties from China. He hopes to plant longan and lychee, and export the fruit to the vigorously developing Chinese market. The farmer said that "only a few Australian farmers grow longan, but.....

Honduras increases its Hass avocado production

Honduras produces more than two million pounds of Hass avocado a year, said Antonio Rivera, a representative of this Product Chain in the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG).He also said that they were working with SAG authorities to socialize the National Hass Avocado Plan throughout the country.One.....

370 Brazilian Hass Avocado containers arrive in Europe

Jaguacy Brazil is the main producer and exporter of Hass avocado in Brazil, and starts its 2018 crop by offering the fruits to the foreign market as of March/2018.Operating jointly with Jaguacy Holland, an office that supports operations in the foreign market, Jaguacy Brazil this year will increase by 40% the.....

Region of Valencia

Spain: Frosts affect more than 7,500 hectares of kakis, stone fruit and citrus

The latest cold and wind storm to hit the Region of Valencia has caused severe crop losses due to the sharp drop in temperatures recorded on two consecutive nights. The most affected by these frosts have been the counties of Vall d'Albaida, la Costera and the Ribera Alta. In a first estimate, the Valencian.....

China: Sanya officially opens international mango industry conference

The 2018 Sanya International Mango Industry Conference and the Tropical Fruit Industry Exhibition opened in Sanya in the morning of March 21st. More than 80 domestic and foreign businesses will participate in this conference, as well as more than 120 large-scale domestic and foreign famous buyers specialized.....

Volume set to build on imported Mexican mangos

Supplies of imported mangos into the U.S. should increase shortly. “Right now there have been a lot of mangoes from other countries such as Peru and other countries” says Carlos Villa of Rio Rico, Ariz.-based Higueral Produce Inc. “But this week it appears that all those places are over and it’ll leave Mexico.....

Malaga

Spain: Andalusia removes restrictions on supply of irrigation water for subtropical crops

The Andalusian Government has lifted the restrictions on the supply of water for the irrigation of subtropical crops, which are mostly cultivated in the region of Axarquía (Malaga). The reason for this is the increase in water reserves recorded in recent weeks.The spokesperson of the Platform of Waters of the.....

Dominican Republic: Mango exports amounted to US $20 million

Last year, the Dominican Republic's mango exports amounted to around 20 million dollars, said the president of the Mango Cluster of the province of Peravia, Rafael Leger.According to Leger, in recent years this fruit has positioned itself in international markets, in the United States, Europe, and in the Asian.....

US company imports Thai coconuts you can drink from directly

A Florida company has launched a new program importing organic coconuts to drink directly from. Ecoripe Tropicals, based in Miami, Fl. has begun a new initiative with Organic Genuine Coconuts to import Thai coconuts which have a year-round season. “We just started receiving a good supply of the Organic Genuine.....

Spain: Optimism at the end of avocado campaign

The avocado sector in the province of Malaga, which accounts for most of the 50,000 tonnes produced by Spain each campaign, is optimistic ahead of the end of the harvesting season. The provisional data are similar to those of a year ago. Representatives of the growers stated that it has been possible to avoid.....

Avocado grower-shipper heads North to CPMA

West Pak Avocado, Inc., of Murrieta, California is pleased to announce that the global produce supplier is exhibiting for the first time at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association Annual Convention & Trade Show. Known as CPMA, this event takes place April 24 - 26, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.....

Nicaragua: Swiss company to invest millions in the cultivation of passion fruit

The Swiss company Frutco de las Americas SA, the Nicaraguan subsidiary, Chimaco SA, and the Coen business group of Nicaragua, are making an initial investment of US $ 7.3 million to produce and process passion fruit and then export it to the international market.The estimated total investment for the next two.....

China: Wuxi welcomes Taiwanese fruit season

The people of Wuxi always welcome the Taiwanese fruit season when spring arrives. Excellent weather conditions for crops this year have visibly improved Taiwanese fruit in comparison with last year. Around 50 tons of pineapples are sold every week in Wuxi. However, people in the industry state that this is.....

China: Dongguang city expecting a bumper lychee harvest

Dongguan City has entered the season when lychees flower. Over 90% of the lychees in the city are in bloom and Lychee farmers are expecting a bumper harvest. The ratio of flowering lychee in the last two years was relatively low because of weather conditions. Only about 30% of the lychees was in bloom. Overall.....

North America

Avocado and mango producer obtains Fair Trade status

Freska Produce International, LLC yesterday announced that it became Fair Traded Certified. Freska has certified with Growers in the Mexican state of Oaxaca and is working on getting all its growers in Mexico Certified this year according to company sources. Fair Trade is a phrase that signifies more than you.....

Peru: Small producers market Wonderful pomegranate in the international market

A group of small producers of the El Carmen Santa Cruz-Palpa Farmers Association Ica is promoting the marketing of Wonderful pomegranates to international markets with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MINAGRI), through its Compensation Program for Competitiveness (AGROIDEAS).The.....

Peru: Pomegranate's growth is slow, but expectations are high

The Beta Agroindustrial Complex continues to diversify its agricultural export basket and exploring new business opportunities. This year it has started to work with pomegranates, a crop that generates expectation.Lionel Arce Orbegozo, the general manager of the company, said they currently had 70 hectares of.....

Colombia to export Hass avocados to Japan

The Ministry of Agriculture and the Colombian Agricultural Institute, ICA, stated that Japan's sanitary authority had approved the export protocol of Colombian Hass avocados to that country."This market is one of the national government's priorities for 2018. The approval of the requirements by Japan's health.....

Cuba's mangoes seek international markets

The mango plantations of the state-owned Victoria de Giron Agroindustrial Company, which is located about 140 kilometers southwest of Havana, disappear into the horizon.At present, the largest Cuban agricultural company cultivates its mangoes on about 12,000 hectares, although 45% of that territory is.....

Hot weather in Malaysia leading to bumper crop

Singaporeans reaping benefits of Malaysia’s durian production

Singaporeans are certainly profiting from Malaysia’s durian production, as hot weather has increased the harvests there, even in the off season, leading to bumper crops.Durian sellers across the island report that prices have fallen by as much as 40% within a month. Popular varieties of durian, like the Mao.....

Consumer advertising to promote California avocados

This year’s California avocado season is underway and the California Avocado Commission (CAC) has prepared fresh advertising along with creative and innovative media plans to support the harvest. With California avocado volume building into April and expected to continue through summer, CAC’s marketing.....

North America

Avocado grower launches new Fairtrade program

Operating a Fairtrade business gives growers an opportunity to improve living conditions for their local communities and is an area that is quickly gaining popularity. One company is about to launch their Fairtrade program of avocados. Prometo Produce was established 3 years ago and their Fairtrade avocados.....

China: "Hainan Guifei mangoes enter the market"

"Hainan Guifei mangoes are also called Red Golden Dragons. Their appearance differs from the majority of mangoes as the peel is bright green but penetrated with red and when the fruit matures yellow comes through. It is sufficiently juicy and the taste is praised by consumers far and wide. Our Guifei mangoes.....

Fresh Thai mangosteen air freighted to Kunming

The Import and Export Office of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine at Kunming airport revealed that a shipment of fresh Thai mangosteens had entered through the Changshui International Airport at Kunming. The shipment consisted of 1,586 pieces and weighed 9,810 kg.An employee of the Office of.....

Peru: Danper will double its avocado volume

As the avocado campaign is about to start, Danper plans to double the volumes of avocado it produces. This will allow the agroindustrial firm to meet the growing global demand for its product, said executive director, Jorge Aranguri.The increase in stock will follow, not only to the maturation of some fields.....

Mexico: Intense avocado promotion in Asia

The Association of Producers and Packer/Exporters of Avocado of Mexico (APEAM), was present at Foodex Japan, where producers and packers had the opportunity to meet with Asian importers."APEAM has been here for more than 10 years... After Europe, Japan opened the doors to our products and we are doing well. We.....

Spain: Nursery under investigation for unlicensed sale of patented avocado variety

Seprona agents, assisted by a technical agricultural engineer, found 1,500 avocado seedlings of the Lamb Hass variety during an inspection carried out on 13 February in a nursery on the coast of Granada.The variety's patent is owned by the University of Riverside of California, in the United States, and the.....

Mexico: Oaxaca's mango exports increased

The delegate of the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (Sagarpa) in Oaxaca, Adolfo Toledo Infanzon, stated that mango exports in 2018 had increased to 10,683 tons, i.e. more than 100% more than in 2017, which means that the demand for this product and the development.....

Sigfrido Molina:

Spanish company growing by 50% per year in the subtropical sector

Since the Malaga-based Sigfrido Fruit became a new player in the tropical fruit sector almost 5 years ago, the company has not stopped growing. Not only has it reached the top 10 of the industry in Spain in terms of revenue, but it has also managed to introduce a brand that is becoming increasingly.....

Spain: Andalusian subtropical crop exports have quadrupled

Subtropical crop exports in Andalusia have quadrupled over the last ten years, as announced by the Councillor of Environment and Planning, José Fiscal, who has acknowledged that there is still "much left to do" in this sector.Fiscal, who attended the 2nd Subtropical Day of the Axarquía in Vélez-Málaga, pointed.....

Spain: Avocados gaining ground on oranges in La Safor

The low profitability of citrus farms, the growth in the demand in the European Union and the United States and the greater ease of adaptation due to climate change are encouraging numerous Valencian producers to plant subtropical fruits such as avocados, cherimoyas, medlars and mangoes, even resulting in the.....

La Libertad, the largest avocado export region in Peru

The region of La Libertad region managed to position itself as the first national avocado export department in 2017 after having exported 117,203 tons.This has helped Peru become the second biggest exporter of this fruit worldwide. Peru exported 264,672 tons to 35 foreign countries. Its main customers were the.....