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Global Focus  —  Melons / Pineapples

Frank Ocampo, Hagé International: the market has collapsed

May and June are critical months for Spanish pineapples

After a reasonably good start to the year, the pineapple market has taken a turn for the worse. "Right after Easter, prices tanked. Prices were between 17 and 19 euro three weeks ago, but after the Easter weekend, the market collapsed. There are all sorts of prices circulating on the market, but the average is.....

Poor weather sharpens pineapple market

Poor weather in Costa Rica during 2016 and early 2017 has reduced pineapple production and export volumes for July and August are looking low. This of course will affect the prices this summer."The market in Costa Rica has stayed strong for the beginning of 2017 with volumes lower and demand still good for the.....

AU: Help sought for melon exports to Japan

Australian Melon growers want more assistance from the government in exporting their fruit to Japan.An agreement was reached regarding market access last year, opening the door for the Australian product to be sold in the Asian country. So far a small number of shipments have been made, but the Australian.....

China: Disappointing market prices for Guangxi watermelons

With the weather getting warm, early-ripening watermelons are entering the market. Guangxi is a major production area of the watermelon variety of Black Beauty, but due to the frequent rainfall this spring, the initial fruit setting rate of watermelons here was not ideal. With the second and third batch of.....

China: Melons from Shenxian county to hit the market next week

The total cultivation area of melons in Shenxian County in Liaocheng City has reached close to one million acres, 80% of which are greenhouses. The county is also known as the "Home of the Melon", the "Home of Agaricus Bisporus" and the "First County of Vegetables" in China. The main varieties currently grown.....