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Global Focus  —  Melons/Pineapple

Spain: "We prefer watermelons from Senegal rather than Central America"

Last week, the national production campaign started for Sandía Fashionin the Poniente area of Almeria, with excellent prospects in terms of demand. The brand aims to spearhead changes in watermelon consumption habits, given that Fashion watermelons are available for eight months a year and the fruit.....

Sarmiento melon shipments to arrive soon in Spain and Europe

The export of Sarmiento melons has been motivated by the need of its producers to open new marketing windows and put an end to the usual oversupply suffered each year in the domestic market; a trend that causes prices to fall.For this reason, the Argentinian company Sud Fruit SRL plans to start exporting to.....

Rob Bras (Staay-Hispa) over hot melon market:

"Almost no Galia and Canteloupe melons available"

The current melon market can bedescribed as 'hot'. "We are in the transition phase from the foreign to the European season. At the moment, we are getting the back end of the Costa Rican season. The Spanish supply is battling to get started. This is because of the bad weather and a reduction in acreage. This.....

US: Early watermelon crops facing problems

Cooler temperatures in the Coachella Valley have prompted the watermelon season to begin around May 14. Supplies are limited due to high winds in the area, which have damaged some of the earlier plantings. Mexico is also facing its own issues."The Mexican regions of Hermosillo and Guaymas have started, however.....

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.....