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Global Focus  —  Stone Fruit

Interesting prices expected for first class fruit

Spain: More second class kakis due to hailstorms

The hailstorms that hit Valencia last week will have some impact on the quality of the kakis for the coming campaign, which will start in September. For now, just two months before the harvest, the fruit still only reaches the size of a hen's egg."The fruit affected that has not been completely ruined has.....

Jealous Fruits has unique offerings in July

In 2014 over 80% of Jealous Fruits overall tonnage will be harvested in August, with July varieties representing the balance. The company expects to start their main harvest season with Lapin in late July, and continue to the end of August with full, continual daily volumes of Lapin, Sweetheart, Staccato,.....

Turkey to export cherries to China

Turkish cherry producers are currently aiming to export to China, where according to the president of Uludağ Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association (UYMSİB), Dr Saleh Bush, the fruit is truly appreciated. He also said that Turkey is looking forward to exporting to the world's most populous.....

French apricot gets AOC label

They have been fighting for it for 14 years and now the French Roussillon apricot will have it's AOC label (appellation d'origin controlée). The syndicate of producers began the demand in 2000 and it concerns 200 or so producers in the region. ''Whilst other departments make great volume, here it is about.....

Germany: Baden-Württemberg cherry harvest up 50%

The Bureau of Statistics of the German State Baden-Württemberg has announced a first estimate of the harvest of sweet cherries in the state. This is based on the first supply of the fruit at the end of May/ beginning of June 2014. According to the estimate the harvest yield this year is at around 8 tonnes.....

Italy: Negative campaign expected for peaches and nectarines

The last week of June is the turning point for the peach and nectarine campaign in Southern Italy. If compared with the same period in 2013, there has been a considerable drop in consumption and therefore in prices (at least 25%).The 2013 season is indeed one of the few positive ones of the past 5 years,.....

13.5% increase

Spain: Stonefruit harvest to reach 1,579,500 tonnes

According to estimations of the technical services ofCooperativas Agro-alimentarias de Españain mid-June, the country's stonefruit harvest this season will reach 1,579,550 tonnes, 13.5% more than last year and 17.8% higher than the average of the last five seasons.Regarding the latest data, the.....