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Global Focus — Tropical Fruit
Nico Schaft, 888 Fruit Company: "Longan very popular during Moon festival"
First arrivals of Thai longan and young coconuts
888 Fruit Company from Rungis has started importing fresh longan and fresh young coconuts from Thailand. "The first containers will arrive at Cool Control in Maasdijk on Friday," says Nico Schaft. "We started importing fresh longan last year and it has gone well. We receive the longan in packages of 3 kg. We.....
Mexico: Michoacan exports almost 49% of its avocado production
The reported domestic production of avocado at the end of July was over 920,000 tons, grown on nearly 169,000 hectares, of which slightly more than 122,000 hectares are cultivated in the State of Michoacan, the main producer of avocado worldwide.By the end of July, Michoacan had reported a production that.....
US: Rambutan fungal attackers revealed
Rambutan is a tropical tree prized throughout Southeast Asia for its delicious fruit. Native to Malaysia and Indonesia, the colorful, thorny fruit is fast becoming significant in Hawaii's commercial exotic fruit industry. A challenge for the burgeoning market is rambutan fruit's extremely short shelf life, a.....
Peru: Senasa and Prohass block exports of Hass avocado from the mountains
After having exported Hass avocado to Europe in the commercial window from January to March for several years, thousands of producers are facing the threat of not being able to export their production because of a measure dictated by Senasa and promoted by the Association of Producers and Exporters of Hass.....
Ex-Microsoft director now dealing in freeze-dried jackfruit
James Joseph, a former Microsoft director, has been scouting for ways to make his favourite fruit available all year round. Back in his hometown, Joseph had become a semi-agriculturist besides being a marketing consultant, growing fruits and vegetables in the backyard of his home as well as in a property he.....
UK: World's largest avocado on sale
Avocado-lovers can look forward to the arrival of an enormous variety five times bigger than the norm when it hits supermarket shelves this weekend.The rare "Avozilla", thought to be the world's largest avocado, comes from just four trees grown by one of the world's biggest suppliers of avocados in South.....
Malaysia: Pine-apple of nation's eye
Malaysian pineapples are set to hit the China market with the first shipment of the fruits arriving there next year.“The Chinese market is huge and offers good prospects for our pineapple growers such as what has happened with our durian,” said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry minister Datuk Seri Ismail.....
Peru's agricultural exports hit US$1.7 billion in 1st half 2013
Agricultural exports from Peru amounted to US$ 1.71 billion during the first half of the year, Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri) said.The sector's Office of Statistical and Economic Studies (OEEE) said that there was an increase in shipments of fresh avocados (16,000 tons), fresh.....
India: TN guava finds its way to West Asia
The inexpensive guava, is finding its way into India’s export basket. Leading the way in finding a market abroad is a group of 25 farmers from the temple town of Palani in Tamil Nadu.The farmers, under the umbrella of “Guava Growers Association”, are supplying the fruit to an exporter in Pollachi, 30 km from.....
National Mango Board provides information on best mango handling practices
The National Mango Board (NMB) hosted its second free Mango Temperature Management and Ripening Webinar on August 22, 2013 for retailers and importers. This webinar focused on providing attendees with information on how to best handle mangos and the importance of proper temperature management to enhance.....
Colombia is about to export avocados to the United States
The monitoring process of Hass avocados that Colombia must meet in order to export the product to the US (taking advantage of the FTA) has taken four and a half years.The work plan for the export of Hass avocado to the United States, is in its final stage, said Teresita Beltran, Manager of the Colombian.....
Argentina: Pomegranate production continues gaining ground
Over the past decade, pomegranate consumption has gained in popularity worldwide as a result of their recognised healthy properties and high antioxidant content.The fruit sector became aware of this trend, resulting in an increase in its cultivation all over the world. Its global production is estimated to.....
Mexico: Avocado exports increased by more than 33%
Mexican avocado exports during the 2012-2013 cycle increased by more than 33 percent compared to the previous cycle, from 464,000 to 643,000 tonnes, representing more than $1,200 million dollars in income.United States, a country in which 518,000 tons of avocados, 40 percent more than the 370.000 tons sold.....
Pakistan: Mangoes dispatched for new market, Australia
An export consignment comprising of 600 kilograms of mangoes was dispatched last Wednesday for Karachi, for onward destination, Australia.Abdur Razzaq, general manager of the Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company, informed the APP that the department has been engaged in hectic efforts to.....