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Increasing supply of German raspberries
The start of the summer weather and the increased demand around Pentecost helped the raspberry sales in Germany. Now the main harvesting phase is about to start in the early German cultivation areas, reports the German Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI) on its website.Until last weekend the German.....
price difference with last season up to 4.50
Germany: difficult strawberry season
From week 10 this year strawberries of various origins started arriving on German wholesale markets. There were mainly Spanish, Italian and some Dutch strawberries on the market from week 10 to 15. There was even some supply from Belgium in week 17. German supply joined in in week 16 and this supply grew.....
Poland: Prices of raspberries for processing doubled over the last year
The Polish fruit processors recently started the raspberry supply campaign. However, at the moment the supply of raspberries for further processing in Poland is considerably limited, reports the website fruit-inform.com. A lot of processing factories reported that they only have small supplies left from last.....
AU: Blueberry industry booming
The blueberry industry in Australia is flourishing with area under production more than doubling since 2007.Blueberry orchards have increased from 500 hectares to more than 1,100 hectares, and there are plans for further expansion.Since 2011 the farm-gate value of the fruit has risen from $84 million to.....
Spain: Raspberry production up 8 % this year
Spain's raspberry production has reached 11,380 tonnes; an increase of 8 % compared to the previous season. Of the total, around 100 tonnes were shipped to the processing industry.Regarding the price for this berry, it has dropped by 5 %, although, given the increase in production, the total revenue has.....
Mexican producers promoting berries in China
Mexican producers are visiting China from 24 to 28 June to further develop the protocols for the export of berries, tobacco and avocado.Officials are taking part in the 6th Meeting of the High Level Mexico-China Group (GAN), which takes place in Beijing on 25 and 26 June, and will be attended also by.....
Berry good prospects for growth on Tasmanian farms
Berry fruit production in Tasmania has doubled in the last five years, and some in the industry have designs to become Australia's favourite fruit.Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture statistics put the combined farm value of strawberries, raspberries and blue berries at an estimated $17 million a.....
Spain: Strawberry exports grew 33% up to March
The volume of Andalusian strawberry exports, whose production concentrates mainly in the province of Huelva, increased between December and March by 33 % compared to the same period of the previous season.This is reflected in the latest report of the Prices and Markets Observatory of Andalusia, where it.....
Argentina: Blueberry production stable in recent years
The Ministry of Agriculture's Office in Buenos Aires, the mayor of Concordia, Gustavo Bordet, nucleated blueberry producers in APAMA and Minister of Production of Entre Rios, Robert Schunk, presented a report about the current state of the blueberry industry in the region of Salto Grande, the most important.....
Domestic production would amount to 6000 tons
Peru expects to export 5,000 tons of blueberries this year
Miguel Bentin, president of the Blueberry Producers Association of Peru (ProArándanos), stated that Peru is expected to export nearly 5,000 tons of blueberries this year, 233% more than in 2013."Last year we exported 1,500 tons of blueberries (U.S. $16.7 million) and we plan to triple that volume this year......
US (CA): Santa Cruz County crop value closes in on $600 million
Santa Cruz County harvested nearly $600 million in crops in 2013, breaking the previous year's record by $33 million.Strawberries continued their long reign as the top agricultural commodity, according to a report released Tuesday by Agricultural Commissioner MaryLou Nicoletti. But vegetable production grew.....
Colombia: Cape gooseberries succeed in U.S. market
The norm that gives way for Colombia to export cape gooseberries or Physalis without cold treatment into the United States, and that defines the requirements for exporters to access this new permit, came into effect on June 2.The Physalis has found niches in the United States, where there is interest in.....
US: Jersey strawberries back after damaging hail storm
Strawberries are one of the Garden State's signature crops, but a nasty hailstorm on May 22 put a momentary but expensive dent in their availability.The hailstorm damaged ripened strawberries, making them unfit for market.Three counties -- Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem -- received a disaster declaration.....
Blueberries are Camposol’s growth market
Camposol is one of Peru’s leading fresh produce companies. The company, founded in 1997, is the world’s largest asparagus exporter and one of the largest avocado producers. Other key products include blueberries, grapes, mangoes, mandarins, pomegranates and peppers. The company is very active in the European.....