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Global Focus — Top Fruit
Only Northern Europe prefers smaller fruits
Italy: Big apples are getting more popular abroad
The international markets are demanding increasingly bigger grades. There are some exceptions but "there are only a few countries that prefer medium-small 60 to 75 mm fruits, like for example Great Britain and Scandinavia in general," explains Luca Granata from Melinda.All of the other destinations want.....
Tony Derwael, Be'lExport:
"Dicolor is a success commercially, but technical aspects of growing need some work"
Despite Conférence's success, innovations are always sought after in pear cultivation. In 2009 Boomkwekerij René Nicolaï, Belgium introduced the new pear variety Dicolor. The sales of this variety take place through a closed chain concept through the Limburgse Tuinbouw Veiling and Bel'Export, the same.....
Jos Craemers, Veiling Borgloon: "Coming merger stimulus for new cooperation"
"The trade is demanding larger Conference pears"
Belgium and the Netherlands are the most important producers of the Conference pear. Conference in its turn is the most important pear variety and the production is still increasing. The increase in production is entirely thanks to the increase in the area in Belgium and the Netherlands. According to Jos.....
Harvesting of Golden is over, now it's time for Granny
Italy: Apples in Friuli Venezia Giulia are small but taste good
Small but definitely good - this is the description of this year's apples from Friuli Venezia Giulia which, once harvesting is over, will almost reach the 40,000 tons of the previous campaign. "Yields are 10% more than expected and quality is superb," explains Peter Larcher (in the photo below), chairman of.....
Bay Growers, fresh beginnings and renewed focus
Bay Growers has been growing apples for over 100 years and several generations in Grey County, located 90 minutes north of Toronto, Canada. This area offers a unique micro climate ideal for growing apples due to the influence of Georgian Bay and thefertile soils in the lee of the Niagara Escarpment. These.....
AU: Introducing naturally occurring mutations of Cripps Pink into APAL’s Pink Lady® business
The Pink Lady® brand, which was originally only licensed by Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL), for use in relation to the ‘Cripps Pink’ apple variety, has been a global success. The brand’s unique model ensures that only the highest quality apples can be sold under the brand - ultimately providing a.....
Poland: Apple volume to rise to 4 million tonnes
It was believed that the Polish apple season would be delayed this year but due to good weather conditions in early autumn, the harvest is on time. "Currently, we are in the middle of the harvest period," explains Jan Nowakowski from Genesis Fresh. "Gala, Champion and Ligol apples have been harvested already.....