Tropical fruit

Mission Produce celebrating 35 years at PMA

Mission Produce celebrates 35 years of innovation at PMA Fresh Summit. This anniversary is a proud moment for all Mission employees, who are celebrating by reflecting on the…

Del Monte launches the Honeyglow Pineapple variety

Honeyglow Pineapple is a new pineapple variety that the Del Monte company, a leader in the production and marketing of pineapples in the world, has just added to its catalog. This new pineapple will be marketed in calibers 5-6, with a coloration level that ranges between 3 and 4, and a minimum of 12 degrees brix. Its…

It's okay for Vegans!

A strong show of support for the mighty avocado

The popular quiz show, “QI” made waves when presenter Sandi Toksvig claimed that avocados and many other fruits are not strictly vegan. The presenter explained the…

Australian mangoes tested by Dutch trade companies

The first Australian mangoes of the Pine Creek Mango Plantation arrived in the Netherlands yesterday. “We’re receiving the mangoes in cooperation with Van der Lem in Uitgeest, and we’ve now found 11 parties who will taste and test the mangoes,” says Bart Beemsterboer. It involves the R2E2 and Kensington Pride varieties…

Peru exported more avos and mangoes in first eight months than in all of last year

The value of avocado and mango exports up to August of this year (latest figures available) already exceeds the total export value of these same products last year. Fresh fruits and avocados…

Peru: Important recovery of pineapple exports

Between January and September of this year, Peru exported 108,373 kilos of fresh pineapples for a value of US $ 377,655. With these results, and even though there still are three more months…

New leadership at the NMB to begin terms January 1, 2019

USDA appoints new board members to the National Mango Board

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue has appointed six members to serve the National Mango Board (NMB). The appointees include three new members and three returning members.…

Spain: Mangoes from July to December if the right varieties are planted

The mango season in Andalusia has very tight schedules due to the great production of the Osteen variety (the favorite among growers), which is harvested from September to…

Two new varieties in the EAT ME fresh kit range

In view of the upcoming holidays, Nature's Pride is expanding its EAT ME fresh range by adding two new delicious options. With just one Kit you can now easily prepare a Mango- Passion Fruit Mousse or a quick and easy Mango Salsa. The new fresh kits are available from week 48. Nature's Pride wish to inspire consumers with…

PapaMango, the Sicilian mango

Vincenzo Amata is the CEO of this family business. He claimed, “After thirty years experience as a salesman, I have decided to care for and to promote my own farm, with a novel and avant-garde project: tropical fruits”. Amata continues, “We have put so much passion and dedication into this that the field has become an actual sub-tropical garden – also thanks…

Bali: Ready to export dragon fruits

Ketut Gede Anom Sayoga and I Wayan Kantra from the Indonesian island of Bali are pioneers of organic dragon fruit farms. They tried to change the unproductive barren land into…

Avocado growers Australia:

‘Avo prices have hit their peak, supply continues to skyrocket’

There is good news for avocado lovers: They have likely paid the most they will ever pay for an avocado during summer, and the popular fruit will keep getting cheaper. Over the past decade…

Greece: “Our aim is to double our kiwi capacity”

The new season of Kiwifruit will start in a few days' time. Mitrosilis will start harvesting the Hayward variety between 15-20 of October. The season looks promising, as sizes and quantities are looking to meet the standards. For Greece there will be a slight decrease in volume this season, according to Irini Mitrosilis:…

Turkey: Grower in Antalya switches from tomato and pepper to dragon fruit

A grower in Antalya is tired of the rising production costs in tomato, pepper and other vegetable cultivation. Now he's switched to dragon fruits. The grower started receiving…

Vietnamese farmers victims of dragon fruit price drop

In Binh Thuan province, the largest farming area in the country, tens of tons of unsold dragon fruit are piling up in the streets and on riverbanks. Ms. Nguyen Thi Ai, owner of thousands…

Sinaloa

Mexico: Mango exports to the US decline due to the rains

The mango harvest in the northern part of the state has ended and its results were slightly lower than expected, as mango exports to the different destinations in the United…

Study Hass Avocado Board

Which demographics differentiate Hispanic avocado shoppers from Non-Hispanics?

Avocado shoppers are a diverse group, spanning many cultural and economic backgrounds, and they don’t all display the same avocado purchase behaviors. For example, among total…

Mexico - Guatemala

Chapaya - palm fruit with a meaty edge

In its natural form, chapayas ( Astrocaryum mexicanum ) are clusters of spiky palm fruit. When harvested and prepared, the fruit takes on a convincingly meat-like form and flavor. Chapaya is a source of nourishment for communities living in the steamy lowland rainforests of southern Mexico and northern Guatemala. The…

AU: Papaya growers experiencing record crop this spring

Australian Papaya growers have announced a record crop, with fruit numbers set to soar this spring. Papaya Australia President and grower from Mareeba in Far North Queensland, Gerard Kath, says excellent weather conditions has helped contribute to an abundance of fruit that will continue to hit stores throughout spring. "The…

Vietnam’s Central Highlands encouraged to expand avocado farming

According to Vietnam’s Western Highlands Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute, provincial authorities in the Central Highlands should urge farmers to grow avocado around…

Frank Ocampo, Hagé International

"Currently not much money to be made with pineapples and limes"

“The market for limes has been stable for a few weeks now. In August and September, it was back and forth. The supply from Mexico and Brazil was normal with no excessive volumes. However, the big sales and campaigns stayed away. ” This is according to Frank Ocampo of Hagé International in the…

Colombia: Hass avocados, Limes, and pineapples for Peru

The Minister of Agriculture, Andres Valencia, stated that a commission of the National Agrarian Health Service (Senasa) of the Government of Peru will visit the country for…

Thailand: New Zealand avocado season takes off

New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters opened the New Zealand Avocado official season launch event in Thailand this week, heralding…

Avanza to debut in China

A strategic promotional campaign targeting affluent and aspirational young families will be used to drive sales of Avanza avocados in China this season. AVOCO’s marketing and communications manager Steve Trickett…

Bart Beemsterboer, CropTracer:

"We were able to develop this traceability system thanks to our background as a mango grower in Australia"

The combination of a mango cultivation company and supplier of a Supply Chain Management system certainly isn't an every day one. For Dutchman Bart Beemsterboer, however, it is. Coming from the world of e-learning he and his partners were advised 15 years ago by their accountant to invest in an…

Jose Manuel Pardo:

Overview of avocado pricing in the US

An overview of avocado pricing in the United States over the last two years, as reported on vizwiz.com.

Henk van der Meij, Hars&Hagebauer:

“Mango market could be headed for a good end of the year”

Although mango prices are under a bit of pressure this week, Henk van der Meij of Hars&Hagebauer is still positive about the remainder of the season. “Brazil doesn’t have…

Andalusian organic mangoes sold at Auchan

Auchan Retail Spain has started selling organic mangoes from Malaga and Granada under the Auchan Controlled Cultivation brand. These mangoes are only sold during the season…

Promotion of green shelled Dominican avocados

The Export Quality Program launched a brochure promoting the different varieties of green shelled Dominican avocados. The launch was held at the El Lago restaurant, where a panel of specialists,…

Mexico: According to a researcher, avocado cultivation is a risk for Michoacan

Avocado cultivation provides the State of Michoacan with an annual income of 33,848 million pesos, however, the process of harvesting avocados has a serious impact on the…

New branding unveiled for papaya variety

Super Starr International announced that its papaya variety, Royal Star Papaya, unveiled a new logo with the recent rebrand. The Royal Star Papaya variety is grown in the…

Ambitions to become the next leaders in top quality Avocado from Israel

UMS and grower co-op Pri-Deganim join forces

Following a successful joint campaign last winter to develop mutual interests, UMS and one of the leading growing Co-ops in Israel, ‘Pri-Deganim’, have signed an agreement to work hand in hand to enhance and strengthen each other, leveraging their marketing and growing experience, to position them as one…

New technique to grow avocados faster

A new technique to grow avocados faster means that shortages of this popular fruit might soon be a thing of the past. Tests and research are to start soon. These should help avocado farmers expand their plantations and production at an accelerated pace. The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) in…

Avocados from Michoacán coming in strong

The supply of avocados in Mexico has switched over to new-crop supply and is coming in with good volume. “The quality of avocados is strong and the supply is excellent and we are beginning to enter the new crop season from Michoacán,” says Cindy Schwing of London Fruit Inc. based in Pharr, TX. “We’re a year-round supplier…

Costa Rica: "It's not the right time to tax pineapples"

According to pineapple producers, this is a not a good moment to apply the tax that environmental groups and Deputy Jose María Villalta, of the Frente Amplio, are pushing for pineapple exports. According to the sector, the tax shouldn't be applied at the moment because there has been a decline in the fruit's international price…

First shipment of Colombian pineapples arrive in Argentina

The first 21 tons of pineapples exported from Colombia to Argentina, worth USD12,000, arrived on Friday. The pineapples, grown in the Valle del Cauca and Cauca departments, was shipped to Argentina at the beginning of September through the port of Buenaventura. Last May, the ICA and the health authority of Argentina…

“The market is responding positively”

China: “Our Panzhihua mango was exported to Russia for the first time this year”

“Panzhihua is one of the most suitable areas for domestic mango production. The Panzhihua mango has outstanding quality, a delicate taste and is nutrient-rich and eco-friendly. The sugar content is 1%-3% higher than that of other mango varieties in other producing areas. Known as "China's best…

Colombia could end the year with 23.7% more avocados

The Hass avocado is one of the most promising stars of Colombian agriculture, to the point that it is seen as one of the examples to follow in order to diversify their exporting matrix. At the beginning of the year, according to businessmen's reports, prices of this fruit in Europe had gone from US $16…

Winners of most creative mango displays announced

The results are in for the National Mango Board’s (NMB) eighth annual Mango Mania Display Contest. Participating retailers – big and small, built beautiful and impressive displays that delighted and educated consumers in grocery stores nationwide. Over $8,000 in incentives were awarded to the winning…

Peru: An earlier start for the mango season

The mango season started earlier this year, but expectations are that the maximum volumes will be achieved later in the harvest stage and, therefore, will arrive later to the markets. The mango harvest season started with the collection of the Edward variety, which provides producers and exporters in the…

Panama: First direct export of pineapple to the Netherlands

The agro-commercial office that Panama installed in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, received the first 2 containers with Panamanian pineapples under the Panama Exporta seal. The pineapples were of the MD2 Golden variety from the Primero Cuarenta Group company from the province of Chiriqui, the sixth company to be…

Mexico: Michoacan, world leader in the production of avocado and blackberry

Michoacan is a world leader in the production of avocado and blackberry and a national leader, as its agricultural production produces more than 81 thousand million pesos in…

182,000 dollars

Costa Rica: Pineapple producers try to avoid the paralysis at the port of Moin

Pineapple producers and other businessmen have contributed $182,000 dollars in economic resources to avoid the total paralysis of the operations of the port of Moin. This investment was made…

Spain: Minicados - avocados in small portions

Baby avocados of the Hass variety, the most popular in Malaga, are half the size of a normal avocado; however, they have a richer, sweeter and creamier flavor. This fruit's lovers sometimes only need a few slices for a salad or a sandwich, and the mini variety is perfect for that. With large-caliber avocados, you are normally forced…

Spain: "We aim to produce the best avocados in Europe"

Just two years ago, the El Centenil farm, based next to the municipality of Villablanca, in Huelva, was a large empty plot where all agricultural activity had ceased due to the slow decline of Ence's pulp mill. The picture has changed dramatically in recent months. Hundreds of rows of small trees with pointed leaves, still…

Avocados: Mexico season taking over from California and Peru

The California avocado season has now concluded with only trace amounts of fruit remaining in the market. Seasonal volume increased from the previous year despite some fruit loss during some of the more intense heat waves during the summer. "We finished the California season several weeks ago and most of the big…

Mexico: Puebla exports avocado for the first time

Fifty producers from the Atlixco Valley exported, for the first time ever, 240 tons of Hass avocados to Canada through the Trudeau Farms company, stated the secretary of Rural…

Honduras: Strengthening avocado crops with support from Republic of China-Taiwan

The Secretariat of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG) presented an initiative to strengthen the production of avocado with collection centers in commercial orientation to Lih Jiun Shyy, the sub secretary of the Technical Mission of the International Cooperation Fund and Development (ICDF). The Honduran government is seeking…

Turkey: “This season the prices of pomegranates are not as far apart”

The competition is fierce when it comes to pomegranates. Italy is experiencing some low yields, while Egypt is getting all hands on deck to be able to compete with Turkey. Turkey is not too worried though, as they rely on their expertise and the quality of their pomegranates. Even the price-gap isn’t a…

Spain: Optical techniques know how ripe kiwis are without opening them

Kiwi Atlantico tested at its plant in Ribadumia an electronic calibrator that allows determining the sweetness and degree of maturity of kiwi fruits without having to open…

Spain: An autochthonous mango variety that has no strands, is sweeter, and a smaller caliber

Last season the Lusar Tropical company, a company from Huelva that is dedicated to the plantation of tropical fruits, managed to produce more than 300,000 kilos of a native variety of mango that has been adapted to the climate of the area. According to the company, they expect production will increase by…

Joep Jongmans, Special Fruit:

“Spanish mangoes slightly later because of cooler weather”

“The import mango season is currently in a transitional phase. The final mangoes from Israel are still on the market in small volumes,” says Joep Jongmans of Special Fruit. The first Brazilian mangoes are supplied in limited numbers, but more supply is expected as of mid-October. “There are currently…

Dominican Republic looks towards Russian tropical-fruit market

The Minister of Agriculture of the Dominican Republic, Osmar Benitez, said that the Dominican Republic wanted to secure a space in the Russian tropical-fruit market. "We are here to…

Costa Rica: The pineapple sector loses 2,000 M₡ in exports due to a strike

The pineapple sector reported export losses for an amount of ₡ 2,000 million, due to the indefinite strike that began on Monday, September 10. This figure is an estimate of the economic repercussion…

Lawsuit involving an avocado from the Dominican Republic

The discovery of a very special tree deep in an exuberant and remote valley in the Dominican Republic gave birth to a new species of avocado. The avocado, which is called Carla, has emerged…

Peru will export 13% less mango due to the cold

According to estimates, in the 2018/2019 campaign, Peru will export 180 thousand tons of fresh mango, i.e. 13% less than the record 207 thousand tons it dispatched in the previous season. This was stated by the president of the Peruvian Association of Producers of Mango (ProMango), Angel Gamarra Condori, who said…

Greece: “Our kiwis are much bigger in size this year”

The kiwi season is taking off and after a fantastic season last year, Greece prepared to do even better this year. Tomas Moulias from Froot says the Greek kiwis of 2018 are even bigger than they were previous year, although the prices are lower. Greek exporting company Froots had an amazing kiwi-season last year,…

‘Avocados from Mexico’ searching for new US agency of record

Avocados from Mexico, whose Hass avocado growers provide 80% of the US supply, is in the midst of a search for an agency of record in the US, the Holmes Report has learned. The competitive review…

Excellent quality but lower yields for pomegranates

While Spain is having grade problems due to the unfavorable weather in some production areas, Italy has to deal with lower yields. FreshPlaza talked about it with three…

Australia: Intensive mango planting trial at Katherine

A new project promising to transform the productivity and profitability of the north Australian mango industry has been unveiled. A three year, $1.3 million research…

Westfalia plans EasyAvo trials outside South Africa

For a single week, due to limited volumes, Westfalia’s EasyAvo is available at UK supermarket Tesco, sold as a ripe-and-ready avocado in its first commercial season. The greenskin avocado with its thicker, corkier skin went on sale late last week and for this period, at least, the risk of ‘avocado hand’ will be…

Yamil Farah of Rinursa and Jorge Briones of Kuehne + Nagel

Ecuadorian mango campaign kicks off

“Despite the market, demand has been consistently increasing and offering a much wider range of countries but the United States still represents the main destination for our best mangoes. Earlier this month we shipped Ataulfo mangoes to Los Angeles. It was the first shipment of the season among all…

Costa Rican pineapple imports thin

Pineapples from Costa Rica are tight on supplies right now. “Right now the market for pineapples is a little short out of Costa Rica. But it looks like within the next two to three weeks,…

Mango market undersupplied as Brazil season begins

There is currently an undersupply of mangoes as the transition to Brazil begins. The Brazil season began about three weeks ago and volume is still building. At the same time, production in the Mexican growing regions is slow, with a lot of larger sized fruit entering the market. As a result, prices are…

North Queensland lychee season to start in late October

Lychee growers in Mareeba, North Queensland are expecting to start harvest on their lychees in late October, with the bulk of the harvest to begin in early December. Currently, the lychee orchards are in the middle of flowering, with some of the earlier varieties setting fruit. The whole region has experienced a cooler…

Oaxaca lychee growers plan to expand their production

Producers of lychees are making the bet that their product will continue to grow in demand, even though the fruit is rarely consumed in their home state. At the moment there are 1,500…

Steve Trickett - AVANZA

Diversifying global markets key to safeguarding long-term future of NZ avocado growers

One of New Zealand's largest avocado export companies says diversifying global markets, as opposed to short-term profits, is the key to safeguarding the long-term future of the country's avocado growers. Avanza’s marketing and communications manager, Steve Trickett, says 80 per cent of avocados exported…

Spain: Premature kiwifruit harvest in Valencia could cause market to plunge

The profitability of the kiwis that are cultivated in the Region of Valencia was compromised by the irresponsibility of certain commercial operators, who started harvesting the fruit at an absolutely premature stage, as verified in recent days by the Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA) -ASAJA). "This…

Price dropped by 2-3 yuan per 0.5 kg

China: Yunyang longans enter market early

Fresh longans have recently appeared in supermarkets and fruit shops, and in stalls along the road, in Yunyang County, Chongqing. The longan production volume in this area…

Mission Produce releases new 'Size Minded' merchandising program

Oxnard, Calif. based avocado grower, Mission Produce, wants all retailers to work smarter, not harder in their latest campaign, “Size Minded.” The campaign is a data-driven…

Chilean avocado wins over Chinese consumers

In recent years the Chilean avocado has positioned itself in Chinese stores and tables thanks to its quality, which is as good as that of the main avocado exporters in the…

Germán Gómez, of Persimon Select:

"After the hail storms, the market could be flooded with second class kakis"

The frosts of late November last year, as well as the frosts and hail storms recorded in spring and summer this year, have entailed a reduction in Valencia's estimated kaki production. For now, the total volume this campaign is expected to fall by more than 30%. "Frosts have affected 80% of our own…

Mexico: Authorities shut down 23 hectares of illegal avocado orchards

Mexican authorities closed 22.97 hectares of illegal orchards which had cut down 1,162 trees in order plant avocados, stated the environmental prosecutor on Friday, September…

Peru: Lambayeque certifies more than 28,000 tons of Hass avocado

Senasa, which is part of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, certified 28,317 tons of Hass avocado in the region of Lambayeque. The certified fruit will be shipped to…

Mexico: Oaxaca has exported almost 6,000 tons of mango to the US

This year, Oaxaca exported 36,617.20 tons of mango to the United States. This volume shipped was the result of the 2018 Mango Export Program that is being carried out in the…

"China: Luzhou longans sell at "cabbage prices"

Luzhou longans are currently entering the market in large volumes. High-quality, low-priced longans are available in every supermarket and fruit stall. The cheapest sell for as little as 1 yuan [0.15 USD] per 0.5 kg. The Agricultural Department of Luzhou City divulged that Luzhou longans enjoyed another…

Launch of new products

Spain: Trops improving its processing line

The agrarian transformation society Trops, which brings together more than 2,500 mango and avocado producers from Malaga, Granada, Cadiz, Huelva, Valencia, Alicante and the…

Los Mochis, Sinaloa

Mexico: 75% of the mango has been harvested

The mango harvest in the northern part of the state has entered its final stage; according to estimates the harvest and packing activities for this fruit will finish before…

Costa Rica: Effects of the pineapple union strike are worrying

The National Chamber of Producers of Pineapple (Canapep) of Costa Rica expressed its concern about the economic losses that the strike announced by the state unions, which…

Avocado grower seminar to discuss pest management and biological control agents

Index Fresh will host its 20th Avocado Growers Seminar Series this September with experts addressing integrated pest management in avocados and biological control agents. The…

Cuba: Mango harvest in the final stretch

The mango harvest in the province of Ciego de Avila will conclude this week after the processing of 10 thousand tons of pulp for concentrated juices, nectars, and other…

Promoting pitahaya cultivation in Honduras

Government officials from Honduras are adjusting a plan to promote the cultivation of pitahaya for local consumption and export purposes with the support of international…

International Avocado Congress in Jalisco: competitiveness and quality

The results of the 6th Congress of the Avocado, which was held in Jalisco, Mexico, this year were very flattering. The organizing committee of the event, APEJAL, let the readers of FreshPlaza know that there were 32 presentations by recognized national and international specialists, who mainly addressed…

Peru: Historic mango export record

Peruvian mango exports between January and July 2018 amounted to US $284 million (+35.5%), a historic record when compared to the values achieved in previous years, stated…

"Álvaro Martínez, of Axarfruits: "This year, we will be more competitive"

Start of Spanish mango campaign with an empty market

The Spanish mango campaign is already underway and the packing stations are already working double shifts to get the product on the shelves. "This week, we have made the first shipments of organic Osteen mangoes to Europe thanks to the fact that we have some early production. We are carrying out a…

Longer shelf-life avocados will arrive in select Kroger stores this month

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Apeel Sciences, recently named a 2018 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and a CNBC Disruptor 50, today announced The Horton Fruit Company is supplying Apeel avocados to the grocer, starting in its Cincinnati market. Through the partnership, Kroger will offer the…

New avocado ripening facility opens in Portland Oregon

Mission Produce has opened a state-of-the-art ripening and distribution center in Portland, Oregon. The company said this new forward distribution center (FDC), will expand its capabilities in the Pacific-Northwest. “Portland, Oregon, is a great location for our new FDC,” stated Ben Barnard, Vice…

University of Florida researchers want to develop tastier mangos

Mangos make for a tasty, nutritious snack or side dish. To help develop more flavorful mangos without grit or fibrous flesh, University of Florida scientists will try to identify superior varieties so mango producers can choose the best types of the fruit to grow. Some South Florida farmers already grow…

Colombia: Quindio sells 80% of its avocados to the US

Quindio is the Colombian department that exports the most Hass avocado to the United States, as it ships out 80% of its production to that destination, stated Diego Fernando…

China: Why is the Musang King durian so expensive?

THe Musang King durian is nearly twice as expensive as other durians in the Malaysian market. Converted to Chinese currency, the price of Musang King durians is around 100 yuan [14.65 USD] per kg. Since Musang King durians commonly weigh around 2.5 kg, buying one on the Malaysian market will cost upward…

Ecuadorian mangoes want to expand exports to China

Ecuador expects to export 5,700 boxes of mango by boat to China on the first week of October; a country where, after thirteen years of negotiations, 20,000 boxes of this fruit…

Cuba: Pineapple area continues to increase in Ciego de Avila

The pineapple producers from the south of Ciego de Avila have more than 600 hectares devoted to this product and continue to increase the area of one of the main Cuban…

Mexico: Puebla will export avocados to Europe and Canada

This year, Puebla will export avocados from the municipalities of Tochimilco, Tianguismanalco, and Cohuecan for the first time ever, as they now have the certification…

Seeka's avocado harvest has started

Seeka's avocado harvest has begun, bringing premium New Zealand fruit to both local and export markets. The 2018/19 season runs from August to February and when Seeka delivers on its reputation for quality in distinctive blue boxes. This year volumes are expected to rise to 650,000 trays. Seeka exports…

Compliments of Avocados From Peru

Free avocado toppings at Yankee Stadium

In celebration of Labor Day weekend, Avocados From Peru (AFP), WCBS-FM of New York and the Yankees radio stations in English & Spanish, are treating baseball fans to a free topping of Peruvian avocado with the purchase of a hotdog, salad, nachos and more during the New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers…

US: The import of Mexican avocados is good for the economy

Mexican avocado imports have grown exponentially in recent years and, according to a study by the University of Texas A&M, the US economy has benefitted from that in a number…

Mexico: Producers hope the new NAFTA will benefit avocado exports

"Five years ago, Jalisco had 2,200 certified hectares of avocado; now, the state has 14,000," stated Hector Padilla Gutierrez, the head of the Ministry of Rural Development in Jalisco. Padilla Gutierrez also said he was confident that Jalisco would be able to continue exporting avocado to the US, thanks…

Avocado market softening through transition period

The avocado seasons are once again in transition. Mexico is transitioning to the Flora Loca crop, California is winding down and Peru's shipments to the US are also numbered. The supply situation has turned around from what it was a few weeks ago when there were shortages reported. There are more…

Pakistan's mango export to China exceeds expectations

Pakistani mangoes receive a warm welcome on the Chinese market. People in the industry say that the export volume of Pakistan mangoes will exceed the expected volume by 10…

Guatemala: Avocado has development potential

The avocado, both for local consumption and for export, is emerging as one of the big winners for the industry, as it has a high international demand. The market is dominated…

Peru must diversify its mango export offer

According to Noris Ledesma, the curator of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, Peru is well known for the quality of its mangoes, which are mainly of the Kent variety; a variety that has a very good quality and a high demand in the market. However, despite the excellent quality of the Kent…

"Few importers will want to receive Costa Rican pineapples"

Costa Rica: Cocaine smuggling in pineapple shipments harms the country and the sector

According to Abel Chaves, the president of the National Chamber of Producers and Exporters of Pineapple (Canapep), pineapple exporters are concerned about the frequency with…

Honduras: Guava production has grown by 8,000 pounds per week

In recent years, Honduras’ guava production has increased by 8 thousand pounds per week, going from 20 thousand to 28 thousand pounds, according to producers operating in the…

Costa Rica: Fecon considers it urgent to tax pineapple exports

The Federation for the Conservation of Nature (Fecon) said it was urgent to tax pineapple exports, in the framework of the discussion of a bill for the strengthening of public…

Dominican mangoes and avocados arrive in Russia for the first time

Dominican avocados and creole mangoes have arrived for the first time in the Russian markets, an opportunity for growth for the Dominican producers as this market has a…

Mango Board receives marketing excellence award

The National Mango Board’s (NMB) “Go Mango! The Super Fun Superfruit” marketing initiative has received the Produce Business’ Marketing Excellence Award. This marks the 10th…

Mexico's 2018 mango production up three percent so far

Mango volumes from Mexico are higher than they were at this time last year, according to figures released from the National Mango Board. The northern states of Colima, Jalisco, Nayarit and Sinaloa are in production at the moment, with those states suffering from dry conditions. For the most part,…

Nicaragua: Hawaiian pineapple is scarce

According to vendors of fruits and vegetables from the El Mayoreo market, there is a scarcity of the sweetest varieties of pineapple harvested in the country, such as the…

Peru: Promotion of nutritional qualities of avocado will increase consumption

The nutraceutical qualities of avocado are important to conquer markets. This product has become a consumer favorite thanks to the global trend to consume healthy and…

Peru: Mango and aguaymanto, products with export potential in Ancash

The products with the greatest export potential in the region of Ancash are: the mango, aguaymanto, fan shell, Hass avocado, passion fruit, grape, blueberry, quinoa, purple…

Paraguay: Pineapple harvest starts in Guayaybi

Pineapple producers from different companies and colonies in Guayaybí began the early harvest of fruits that are being sold in the local market with an average price that…

Chilean Avocado Importers Association announces new brand ambassador

The Chilean Avocado Importers Association (CAIA) has announced today that professional golfer Joaquin Niemann has signed a partnership with Avocados from Chile in an ambassador role that will focus on celebrating the decorated golfer’s Chilean roots to speak to avocado consumers through the company’s US…

Avocado market recovers and volumes will increase in Spain

"Great mango harvest expected, but prices won't fall"

The mango season is starting in Malaga, the country's largest producer of this subtropical fruit. The first to arrive are the Tommy Atkins and greenhouse-grown Osteen, although these productions are not significant. The Osteen, the variety that leads the Spanish mango production, will begin to be…

Malaysian pineapples promoted in Beijing

The Dalian Xingyeyuan Company arranged for several Malaysian pineapple suppliers to organize promotional activities in Beijing. The Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry gave their full support to these activities, which provided many Chinese consumers with the opportunity to taste…

Kenneth Meyer (Natural Tropic) over the start of the Spanish mango season:

"Mango volumes will normalise in the coming years"

Typically, the Spanish mango season starts at the beginning of September. This year, however, it will begin a bit later. "It was very hot in northern Europe over the last few months. Here in the south, it was somewhat cooler. This has resulted in a slight delay in the start of the season", says Kenneth…

Beginning of the campaign

Mexico: “Beautiful fruit, smaller calibres”

“We have good expectations for the season, which we are just beginning. There is sufficient volume and the quality is good. Even though the fruit is beautiful, due to some lack of water issues, the calibres are a little smaller than in the previous campaign”, states José Manuel Jurado from Intergap Food,…

New Zealand: Thriving avocado sector suffers growing theft

For years, thieves across New Zealand have been picking avocado fruit from orchards almost unpunished, selling the loot to traders and retailers. This April, for example, a…

Expo Agrofuturo focuses on avocados

Expo Agrofuturo 2018, which will take place from August 22 to 24 in Bogota, Colombia, plans to devote a large space to avocado, a product that has opened the doors to the Latin American agricultural industry in different international markets in recent years. According to the organizers of the event,…

Spring holidays boost Hass avocado sales

Hass avocados showed strong sales during the second quarter 2018 holidays, with Easter, Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day all generating increased dollar and volume sales over…

Chinese consumption drives Thai durian economy

Durian has a great reputation in Thailand, it is called the "king of fruit". Chinese durian consumption is currently pushing economic growth in the Thai durian industry. Thailand is also one of the most favored destinations for Chinese tourists. Close to 10 million Chinese tourists visited Thailand in…

Mango provides additional relief from chronic constipation

A study led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists has shown consuming mango alleviates symptoms and associated biomarkers of constipation beyond an equivalent amount of…

Colombia expects to have exported 33,000 tonnes of Hass by the end of the year

Hass avocados, the so-called "green gold", are already Colombia's sixth most exported agricultural product, only behind coffee, bananas, flowers, palm oil and sugar. The…

Mexico changing seasons and exporting ‘loca’ avocados to US

As the Mexican avocado supplies are changing seasons, supplies of ‘loca’ avocados are coming in. “It’s in the middle of changing seasons and the ‘loca’ (also known as ‘off-bloom’) season should finish between the middle to the end of September,” says Jorge Mardones of OTC Produce LLC based in McAllen,…

Rodolfo Ahumada, Pacific Fruits International, Colombia

"We could have a healthy avocado market till the first months of 2019"

“The European market is becoming better with a lower fruit supply and it’s clearing its stocks. This is the moment when Colombian avocado enters the market. Even though Colombia is still in development, the origin is doing a good job year after year. We expect that Europe will be our the main export…

China: Huaping mangoes enter market in bulk

Many mango plantations in Huaping County, Yunnan, currently bring their mangoes to the market. The farmers take advantage of the warm weather to harvest the mangoes. Abundant mango harvest Abundant mango harvest Abundant mango harvest Source: xinhuanet.com

Ecuador, potential competitor

Peruvian avocado exports to the US to grow by 21% in 2019

Peruvian fresh avocado exports to the United States are expected to grow by 21% next year, reaching 195.8 million dollars, as estimated by the Foreign Trade Research and Development Institute of the Lima Chamber of Commerce (Idexcan). This year, however, Peruvian fresh avocado shipments to the United…

Official protocol for frozen durian transport from Malaysia to China

Ni Yuefeng, section chief of the General Administration of Customs in China, and Salahuddin Ayub, the Malaysian Minister of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry, signed the…

Spain: Seminar addressing the present and future of subtropical crops

The Menéndez Pelayo International University has organised a seminar on the present and future challenges of subtropical fruit trees in Spain, which will be given at the…


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