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Global Focus — Stone Fruit
Jon Clark, Total Cherry
2 out of 3 for UK stonefruit season
As the English stone fruit season begins its campaign with a healthy volume of cherries, FreshPlaza caught up with Jon Clark of Total Cherry, (part of Total Produce) to see what lies ahead for the British stone fruit growers."The English cherry crop is looking great this year, with a good amount of fruit on.....
First British plums at Waitrose
Waitrose have received their first delivery of English plums for 2013 season, supporting the Waitrose Way of Championing British. The first to market delivery of Herman plums were grown on Castle Fruit Farms in Newent, Gloucestershire, where they have been nurtured, hand-picked, and then hand-delivered to.....
A Winter taste of Summer
Imported USA Stone fruit available for the first time in Australia
Following approval of a protocol in Australia, Fresh Produce Group have secured the rights to import stone fruit from California for the first time ever.This will be the first time shoppers in Australia will be able to buy peaches and nectarines in the winter period when they are out of season locally and.....
Kent fruit growers dominate National Show
Kent fruit growers dominated this year's National Cherry & Soft Fruit Show with 37 awards being shared by six Berry Gardens' growers, including B R Brooks & Son, Hugh Lowe Farms, Kelsey Farms, Clock House Farm, Sunrise Fruits and Robert Boucher.The event, which took place at the Kent County Show,.....
Italy: Crizia- white peaches with a Percoca peach red flesh
Varietal innovation in the peach sector is in turmoil and, sometimes, it can happen that some varieties do not have the success they deserve."It is precisely what happened to Crizia. Created by Alessandro Liverani and introduced on the market in 2000, it never gained momentum among the Italian varietal.....
Difficult summer fruit campaign for Spanish exporters
This summer fruit campaign has been complicated so far this year due to the delays in the harvest, as well as low consumption. According to Óscar Serra, manager of Best Fruit S.L.U., the problem at the moment lies in the lack of volumes of stone fruit in a still very quiet market."The weather has played a.....
Kastriot Cena, Van Dijk Foods Belgium:
"Apricots from Malatya always have a brix in excess of 20"
At Van Dijk Foods there are at the moment, plenty of Turkish apricots and cherries in the assortment. The cherries will be available until the end of July and the apricotsuntil the second week of August. According to Kastriot Cena these are the nicest apricots from the Malatya region. "They are also called.....
Spain: New varieties of nectarines for kids
The Ministry of Agriculture and Water of Murcia estimated that the new varieties of nectarines would be highly demanded by children, as it is a fruit with a great organoleptic quality and easy to consume. Murcia's Research, Agricultural Development and Food Institute (IMID) has been working for years in the.....
Chilled Storage for stone fruit and ‘Controlled Atmosphere’ for the fruit growers
Refrigeration cooling and management systems are essential for the preservation of stone fruit produce and to maintain the effective cool chain which begins on the farm and ends in the market."Keeping fresh fruit fresh is one of the greatest challenges for all producers and essential for stoned fruit.....
BC Tree Fruit partners with Sutherland for cherry exports
BC Tree Fruits has partnered with Sutherland S.A. Produce to manage the export of the 2013 BC Tree Fruits cherry crop.Sutherland S.A. Produce has over 25 years experience exporting and marketing cherries to destinations worldwide. The partnership provides BC Tree Fruit access to international markets and.....
Karel Belmans: "We are in a hopeful mood"
Belgium: Cherry season only in full swing next week
It's going to be a late cherry season this year. There is tremendous demand for sweet domestic cherries, but supply is still limited. This is what Karel Belmans of the Belgian Fruit Auction tells us. "It's been a while since the season started this late. We expected to have plenty of volume early next week,.....
Low supplies, low demand complicate European stone fruit market
The export market for many Western European stone fruit suppliers has been affected by several factors this year. While lower supplies of fruit would normally mean higher prices, low demand throughout Europe have made for a stagnant market. Competition from suppliers with lower-priced fruit has also made.....
Andres Rodriguez, Chile Prunes CEO
"Lower availability of Chilean plums"
Although 2013 will be a year marked by a lower availability of Chilean plums, with a production of 50,000 tons, 33% less when compared to the previous season, Chile will have a better quality product and size.Andres Rodriguez, CEO of Chile plums said today the challenge is to continue in international.....
From humble beginnings to major cherry producer
Mansfields has grown considerably over the years to become the biggest fruit grower in the UK. From humble beginnings of a 20 acre small holding, the company now grows fruit on 3,500 acres, producing 35,000 tonnes a years. Top fruit, stone fruit as well as soft fruit are all grown by Mansfields.Anthony Clark.....