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Global Focus — Grapes
India: Grape exports on the rise
The state has exported 35,627.43 metric tonnes of grapes by March 25 in the current grape season, including 32,000 metric tonnes from Nashik district alone; which is 10,600 tonnes more than last year's export of 25,107.57 metric tonnes in the corresponding period.Grape export from Maharashtra in the current.....
China: Young entrepreneur growing grapes where some thought wasn't possible
In recent years, traditionally grown crops in the Midu countryside of the Dali Province are giving way to the grape industry. A quickly growing trend in the province.According to statistics, as of the end of 2013, the county’s grape industry has more than 5000 acres. Before 2010, grape growing in Midu was.....
Italy’s Giuliano, Chile’s Santa Elena, GESEX join group
Sun World names new grape marketer licensees
Sun World International, LLC has appointed three new grape marketer licensees – Giuliano Puglia Fruit of Puglia, Italy, Exportadora Santa Elena S.A. of Colina, Chile and GESEX S.A. of Buin, Chile – to distribute the California company’s licensed grapes.The appointments bring Sun World’s total marketer.....
Africa: Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) talks with EU continue
Namibia will only sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) after the conclusion of negotiations between EU and African leaders, set to take place in Brazil next month.This was revealed by President Hifikepunye Pohamba during his visit to Aussenkehr farms, following concerns.....
"Expect a sharp tapering-off of Indian grape supply"
The Indian grape harvest has suffered a lot of damage from rain and hail in the last couple of weeks, and there is still sporadic rain falling. Vikram Puri from exporter Mahindra said the Indian volume would be down by at least about 500 containers this season and if there is more bad weather, that amount.....
Chilean table grape faces new challenges
The 2014 grape season has proved strange, as different crop varieties have been ready to harvest between ten days and two weeks in advance. Furthermore, the harvest has also been reduced from a three-week window to about ten days, which poses new challenges for the producers of Chile's leading fruit for.....
Italy: South African grapes available between January and May
"The main dealers of South African grapes in the Bologna wholesale market have a wide variety of produce available, although none of it is certified organic," explains Roberto Piazza, director of Fedagromercati Acmo."There are Thomson, Sugraone and Vittoria white grapes, DBH (Den Ben Hannah) red-black grapes.....
Lucien de Wit, PeDe:
"Grape price a bit higher than last year, but still at an acceptable level"
The demand for grapes is higher than the supply at the moment, and this is causing a good market situation. "We are still in the middle of the South Africa season," says Lucien de Wit of PeDe. "The white seedless grape season is almost over. The rainfall in South Africa in February caused a number of.....
Peru: Chinese grape export coming to an end at 38,000 tonnes
Miguel Galvez Escobar, deputy general manager of Capechi, estimated that Peruvian table grapes exports to China (mainland China and Hong Kong) this season (October 2013/March 2014) would amount to 38,400 tonnes and would generate $95.2 million dollars in revenue.Galvez Escobar also indicated that, by the end.....
Daan van der Kooij, Jokofruit:
"Shortage of Chilean apples in bigger sizes expected"
Chilean apples have turned out significantly smaller this year. "The complete harvest has turned out 1 to 2 sizes smaller than previous years". Explains Daan van der Kooij of Jokofruit from Rotterdam. In turn they receive apples from Combifruit/Santiago from their own brand Master-D this year. In the.....
Michiel van Dijk, Hillfresh:
"Good grape month expected"
There are limited grapes available just now. "The Namibian grape season ran well, but South Africa is really behind and at the end of the season the quality of the grapes was not good enough to send to Europe, therefore, we started early with grapes from India," explained Michiel van Dijk from.....
Chantler Packaging announces the new EnduroPouch™
Chantler Packaging Inc. is pleased to announce a new technology to our family of innovative flexible packaging. EnduroPouch™ replaces the traditional produce bag and embraces sustainability and cost savings from all ends of production, including retail.The bag was created as a solution to a common problem.....
Advances in field
Chile presents its new table grape varieties
Consortium Biofrutales presented their new table grape varieties during a tour through their gardens, which also included the towns of Vicuña and Los Andes, and a picnic in El Tambo. This tour gave attendees the opportunity of seeing the vines behaviour in different areas, from Region IV to Region VI.The.....