Global Focus Citrus

Italy: Uncertain orange market

"The new season is rather uncertain and it is still not possible to make a rationally valid forecast," explains Sicilian citrus producer Pietro Russo. "Due to multiple factors such as the various diseases we all know about ( tristeza first of all), production is rather scarce, especially for the Moro varieties affected by the unusual copious…

Citrus scientist providing faster-growing citrus trees with micro-budding

The citrus industry in the United States is facing a lot of challenges, including plant disease, high labor costs, and other factors that are taking their toll on US citrus…

China: Excessive supply of pomelo forces price down

The price of pomelos showed a downward trend last week. The main reason for this development is excessive supply from production areas while demand decreased. Last week's…

However, there still are aggregation issues

Positive expectations for the lemons from Siracusa

The new Sicilian lemon campaign is about to begin. Despite the events of the last few days, the climatic balance is constantly kept under observation since it influences the performance of the fields. For instance, last Summer was not as dry as the previous one. In order to have a better understanding of…

Tom Jerkins, President of Premier Citrus, Florida

“Our goal is to preserve Indian River grapefruit”

Last month, FreshPlaza visited with Premier Citrus in Vero Beach, FL., a fully integrated grower/packer/marketer of grapefruit and oranges who operates in 7 out of Florida’s 14 citrus producing counties. At the time of the visit, harvest had just started, but is in full swing now. “Most of our fruit is…

Armand Fabre

"Corsican Clementines are off to a good start"

The company Armand Fabre specializes in Corsican clementines. "This year the production of clementines in Corsica will reach approximately 25,000 tons, of which 3,000 tons are sold by us," says Armand Fabre. "Compared to Spain, which has about a million tons, it's a very small amount. There is a very…

Chilean Citrus Committee

"We expect even more growth in mandarins for next season"

The Chilean citrus season finished at the end of October. “Our season normally runs from May till late October, when we speak about mandarins, including clementine. This year´s production of the early varieties increased about 50% and the late varieties up to 40%. This resulted in much bigger volumes…

Citrus supplier kicks off Spanish and Moroccan clementine season

LGS Specialty Sales, Ltd. (LGS), importer and distributor of citrus, avocados and grapes, has announced the beginning of its Spanish and Moroccan clementine season. The company is expecting shipments of Spanish and Moroccan citrus to arrive in the United States beginning in November and lasting through…

Lilian Alva of Art Mx

"Rain affecting Mexican lime production, but prices keep dropping"

"The primary lime production region of Mexico - Veracruz - has been affected by heavy rains the last few weeks," according to Liliana Alva of Art Mx. "The rains are stemming from the tail end of the rainy season and are making life hard for growers. "Not only are they experiencing difficulties during…

Marijn Kruidenier, Fruta Royal Holland:

“Early start with Brazilian limes in the Netherlands”

Last week, the first Brazilian limes arrived at Fruta Royal Holland. “We’re the only one in Western and Northern Europe to carry this brand. We’ll receive one container per…

"Price slightly decreased as a result"

China: "Supply volume of South African grapefruit larger than last year"

Turkish grapefruit is currently entering the international markets and the South African grapefruit production season is coming to an end. The export volume of South African grapefruit is therefore growing smaller. Fresh Plaza spoke to Lisa of Shanghai Nong Fu Fruit Co., Ltd. about the market conditions…

Sweet orange - originally found in the mountains

Bangladesh: Cultivating malta’s successfully

The malta was originally known as a mountain fruit, but it can also be grown lower down. Several varieties of malta sweet oranges are being cultivated commercially in…


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