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Global Focus  —  Melons


José Enrique Moreno, General Director of Grupo AGF Fashion

"Seedless watermelons will soon make regular watermelons disappear"

The summer has yet to arrive and the watermelon season has already started in Spain about 20 days in advance, overlapping with significant volumes still being exported by overseas producers, and "although the weather in Spain is hot, temperatures still need to increase in the rest of Europe for consumption.....

Rolf Weber, Global Producers:

"Best Costa Rican melon season since 2002"

The Costa Rican melon season is coming to an end. Rolf Weber of Global Producers from Venlo sums it up. "We have imported 1,200 containers of melons, Cantaloupe, Galia, watermelons and yellow melons." The producer says that the productivity was around 15% lower than in previous years and that the season is.....

Stability for Yellow, Galia, Cantaloupe and Charentais varieties

Spain: Murcia expects 8% growth in Piel de Sapo melon production

"There will be no significant changes in the production volumes of most melons grown in Murcia this season. Only an increase of around 8% is expected for green melons," said the president of the melon and watermelon department of PROEXPORT, Laureano Montesinos, after compiling all the information provided by.....

Sakata surpasses 50% Piel de Sapo market share in Senegal

"The challenge is for Piel de Sapo melons to succeed outside Spain"

Sakata already controls over 50% of Senegal's Piel de Sapo melon market share with the Cordial and Don Quixote varieties (particularly with the latter). The Don Quixote also has a leading position in Portugal, and especially in Spain, where it has proliferated in Seville, Badajoz and particularly Castile-La.....

Watermelons remain stable

Spain: Melon season starts with lower prices than in 2013

At the moment, the products from Almeria reaching the highest prices are melons and watermelons, as they are the first batches to hit the market this season; however, producers stress that the prices obtained for melons are 25% lower than last year around the same dates, while watermelons remain stable.....

Honduras to export 20 million boxes of melons

On Monday, entrepreneurs from the melon sector stated that Honduras expected to export at least 20 million boxes of melon to the international market. They also said that the country was looking to open the Japanese market."We exported about 18 million boxes of melons in the 2012-2013 period. This year, if.....

Murcia expecting great quality melons this year

The professional agricultural organisation ASAJA Murcia expects melons of outstanding quality this campaign which should achieve great success in the international market.The general secretary of ASAJA Murcia, Alfonso Gálvez Caravaca, believes that "the campaign will be very successful, and although.....