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Global Focus  —  Melons/Pineapple

How to peel, cut and core a pineapple like a pro

Buying pre-cut pineapple chunks might seem like the convenient thing to do when faced with the option of choosing between a friendly-looking container or the spiky fruit itself.However, peeling and cutting a pineapple shouldn't scare you away from saving some money at the grocery store. Here are some simple.....

Turkish watermelon season about to start

“We are in transit of the Iranian watermelon export to our Turkish supply. The first harvests of the Turkish production have started. These volumes are distributed on the local market. However, this first two weeks of May, we expect higher volumes of good export product, so soon export will start. We export to.....

Patrick de Roeck, De Roeck & Zonen

"It is hoped prices will rise due to low supply of melons from Murcia"

"Melon growers in Murciaplanted about 25 to 30% fewer melons than previous years", says Patrick de Roeck of the Belgian company with the same name. "The farmers in Murcia (Spain) are tired of the low prices. They hope to drive prices up by limiting the supply. In previous years, Murcia melons have been very.....

Supplies of watermelon swing back north to the US

It’s the same as usual—that’s how the current state of transition for watermelons is being described. “Mexico is going to close down on watermelons. They’ve had very good quality this year and the supply was comparable to last year. Mexico doesn’t ever fully shut down on supplies but it’ll start to get very.....