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Brazil: “Increasing our export volumes of lemons year by year”

“After shipping lemons, we are now running our export season of oranges. It’s the period of loading the Navel variety, and, as happened with the lemons, this season the biggest demand comes from Europe. We started the lemon shipments in early February and ended at the beginning of May. Most of the Cutrale.....

China: Market share of Chaozhou tangerine is shrinking

"The Chaozhou tangerine is one of the famous fruit products of the Chaoshan area. It is also the main ingredient in many local dishes. Chaozhou tangerines have a long cultivation history in Chaoshan, more than 1300 years up until now. In recent years, however, the market share of Chaozhou tangerines has been.....

Mexico is the biggest producer of Persian limes

In 2017, Mexico produced 2.5 million tons of limes, the second most important citrus in the country, i.e. 3.4 percent more than in the previous year.According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (Sagarpa), Mexico grows two varieties of lime (Persian lime, which.....

Wage protest hits Sundays River Valley

Striking seasonal workers at a Sundays River Citrus Company packhouse in Kirkwood, Eastern Cape, prevented other workers from going to work last Friday because of dissatisfaction about salaries.Most of the packhouse workers reside in the Moses Mabhida township, where many seasonal workers blockaded.....

US: Governor Scott appoints new member to Florida Citrus Commission

Last Thursday afternoon, governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Pat Schirard to the Florida Citrus Commission. Schirard is the president of GEM Indian River Select, a premium juice company that prides itself on solely using Florida citrus for production. A fourth-generation Floridian, he is also a.....

Most expensive fruits in the world

There are some fruits that will require you to dig deep into your pockets. Pagalparrot.com made a list for us.#1 Budha- shaped Pears- These can be found in China. A farmer named Zing Hangchow from Hebei province is the one who is responsible for this fruit. Chinese myth says that if you eat magical Buddha.....

Hamburg wholesaler delivers quality Spanish fruits in Germany and abroad

‘Monna Lisa apricots about one euro above the normal price’

The summer's fruit season is currently picking up speed. On the Hamburg wholesale market stone fruits and (water) melons are being marketed in large quantities as well. But buyers in the fruit and vegetable sector are also paying close attention to brands and quality labels in this era. It is no coincidence.....

Lemon export to UK dropped by 33.4% in one year

A Coldiretti analysis of Istat data inspired by the use of 200 PGI Amalfi lemons in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake has revealed that the exports of Italian lemons to Britain has dropped.Exports dropped by 33.4% compared to last year, probably due to the fact that a weaker Pound has discouraged.....

Lime supplies starting to hit their peak in Mexico

After several months of limited supplies, lime volumes are now steadily increasing each week. Warmer temperatures are helping production move along, and suppliers are now beginning to see a surplus. This is a fairly typical pattern each year, however the peak in production has been shifted later this.....

First inspection of Chilean lemons for US under the systems approach

On Saturday, May 19, professionals from the SAG-USDA / APHIS-ASOEX los Lirios Phytosanitary Inspection Site made the first inspection and approval of Chilean lemons for the USA under the systems approach.On April 6, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of.....

Chile expects citrus exports to increase by 17% this season

The Citrus Committee of Chile-ASOEX, stated that they expected a 17% increase in citrus exports for the 2017-2018 season. According to the Committee's forecasts the increase would be led by mandarins, which are expected to increase by 32% over the previous season, followed by oranges, and clementines.Mandarin.....

Turkey needs to take extra measures to protect its position in citrus fruits exports

The citrus fruit season which runs from September 2017 to April 2018 has come to an end.The Mersin Commerce Association Chairman Abdullah Ozdemir: “According to the trade figures, citrus fruit exports have increased by 14 % in volume and reached 1.8 million tons for the season. 75 % of our exports have been to.....

US expert believes Jordan should become a citrus hub

A US Citrus Pathologist has called for Jordan to bet on citrus production with the introduction of new technologies, as well as for it to become a gateway for these products into the Middle East, especially in view of Jordan's geographical location and its trade relations and agreements.In a lecture at the.....

Argentina will become integral lemon supplier to the US market

This week, Vision Import Group, LLC of Hackensack, NJ will be receiving its first shipments of Argentinian lemons. Due to various trade restrictions, Argentina was absent from the US market for almost 17 years. “As a result, the return to the US is being welcomed with great anticipation,” says Ronnie Cohen.....

"Kumquats are out the door the same day they're delivered"

Demand for kumquats is at astonishingly high levels as the petite-sized citrus fruit attracts strong prices. Growers are not able to supply the market with enough product, and right now this is expected to worsen, with volumes expected to drop as the California season finishes."In California, kumquats grow in.....

Fast start to lemon season but navels colouring slowly in Citrusdal

The high daytime temperatures of last week in Citrusdal, Western Cape, have been broken by a few days of rain, lifting spirits and lowering temperatures needed for colouring, especially on navels which are two to three weeks late.Citrusdal is able to export to the USA and the situation on the US market is a.....

South African citrus establishes solid presence in the US

Although the northern summer is fast approaching and the US domestic citrus season has peaked, the southern hemisphere regions are gearing up for winter, and subsequently their citrus season. One of these is South Africa, where their citrus program is about to commence for the year. Harvesting began in April.....

Argentinians consume 3.9 kg of lemons per year

Lemons are a major player in Argentina's economy. Argentina is the biggest producer of this product in the world, and annual per capita consumption of this fruit in the country is 3.9 kilos.But that's not all. Argentina produces 1.6 million tons of lemons. In addition, the country is the world's leading lemon.....

However, US citrus industry still hurting

Farmers 'cautiously optimistic' after China trade deal

The Trump administration sent mixed signals Monday about a potential trade deal with China, as senior economic officials defended a decision to lift sanctions in exchange for promises from Beijing to ease trade barriers.Administration officials announced over the weekend the US would hold off on $150 billion.....

The value of brand extensions

ClemenGold gin has aficionados raving

One of the most valuable assets of a business is its brand equity -- the combination of how many consumers are aware of the brand, on the one hand, and the positive view these consumers harbor of the company's products and services. For ClemenGold, the global leader in the category for premium mandarins, its.....

It is necessary to insist in China

Spain: Castellon expects the next citrus season to be better

After the closing of a profitable citrus campaign, the sector expects the next season to be good, with a harvest volume that could help keep prices profitable.The president of Fepac-Asaja, José Vicente Guinot, said that "this may be the year in which we stop the decline in the production, and at the same time,.....

Spain: Disinfection with ozone for citrus fruits

The company Agrícola General del Sureste (AGS), directed by agronomist Joaquín Ignacio Martínez Moreno, is betting on the use of ozone for disinfection in citrus and is becoming a pioneer in this area in the Region of Murcia and Castile-La Mancha.As explained by Joaquín Ignacio Martínez Moreno, Managing.....

Citrus Research Board quantifies industry importance

New study reveals California citrus economic impact

The total economic impact of California’s iconic citrus industry is $7.117 billion according to a new study commissioned by the Citrus Research Board (CRB).“In updating our economic analysis, we selected a well-known expert, Bruce Babcock, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of.....

Chile promotes its citrus in the United States

More than 360 retail buyers, from the wholesale and FoodService sectors, participated in this version of the West Coast Produce Expo. The expo was, for the first time, sponsored by Chile's Citrus Committee, which allowed it to show the great quality and diverse properties of its products."This is the second.....

First shipment of Argentine lemons clears US customs

This past week, Seald Sweet, in partnership with Citromax, welcomed the arrival of the first containers of Argentine fresh lemons in 17 years to the U.S. “Argentine lemons are considered the top lemons in the world with superior juice quality and content,” says Mayda Sotomayor, CEO of Seald Sweet. “We are.....

Production growing strongly in Spain, Argentina and South Africa

Spain: "Verna lemon campaign will be shorter and develop more smoothly"

Verna lemons officially hit the market on the first week of May, overlapping with the last batches of Fino (or Primofiore) lemons. From week 19, there have only been Verna lemons available. According to Ailimpo, the harvest is expected to reach 206,000 tonnes, compared to 360,000 tonnes last season, which is a.....

Australian efforts underway to stop citrus canker in Kununurra and Wyndham

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia, has confirmed the detection of citrus canker on three properties in the State’s north, linked to imported plants from the Northern Territory.The department has conducted tracing and testing of plants imported from Darwin, where.....

Crops dwindled this year, estimates higher for next year

Florida Citrus Department struggles with budget

The Florida Department of Citrus is expecting that state’s growers being able to pick more fruit from their trees next growing season. As it works on a budget for the upcoming fiscal year, the department is projecting that revenues from taxes on harvested fruit will increase by just over $400,000 through.....

China: Why did the price of Orah mandarins decrease?

In recent years, Guangxi Province has presented new fruit varieties one after another. The most noticeable one among the new citrus fruits is the Orah mandarin. In 2012, Guangxi imported 80,000 Orah seeds for planting. In 2014, the first fruits ripened. Each hectare of land has brought 45,000 kg of mandarins.....

First clementines from Peru arrive in US

The first clementines of the season from Peru have landed on US shores, just as the California season is wrapping up. This will be the first in the next several months of citrus supply from South America over the northern summer."Harvesting in Peru commenced on April 15 and our first arrivals began last week,".....

Mozambique: Chinese Jiangsu Huaxi Group grants $6.2 million to develop grapefruit sector

The Mozambique province of Manica will benefit from a grapefruit production project worth $6.2 million. This was announced by the region’s governor Alberto Mondlane. The initiative will be funded and led by a pool of Chinese investors, powered by the Jiangsu Huaxi Group consortium. Wu Xie'en, president of the.....

Good performance of Andalusian citrus in Europe

The performance of Andalusian citrus in the European markets is still very good and increases have been achieved by almost all products this campaign, with oranges as usual in a prominent place. This has been revealed by data supplied by the Prices and Markets Observatory of the Andalusian Council of.....

West coast Valencias start early to fill orange gap

California Valencias are getting off to an earlier start this year, by as much as four weeks. “We actually just started packing this domestic Valencias week. We usually start the first week of June but our Navel crop just finished up last week. To fill needs for customers, we offered California Valencias as an.....

Import market analysis for week 19

China: Orange market warms up, South African grapefruits enter the market

The import citrus market has warmed up again in week 19 as temperatures started to rise throughout the country. At the same time, the market welcomes the arrival of South African grapefruit from the southern hemisphere.This week the domestic orange supply decreased, while in many places in the country.....

Untapped potential for Redbelly blood oranges in European market

One of Australia's leading blood orange producers believes there is untapped potential in supplying the southern hemisphere fruit into Europe during its summer.Redbelly Citrus, based in the New South Wales Riverina district near Griffith, is looking for interested importers to help create a market in Europe.....

Excitement in the Sicilian agricultural sector

"Although exports represent only 20% of the total, our produce has been available in British supermarkets for the past 18 years. In 2014, we even won an important award for innovation. It's one of the most demanding markets, but one that can give us great satisfaction even in unusual seasons such as 2017/18,".....

Market report by Mark Greenberg of Capespan North America

Chilean grape season nears end as easy peeler season gains momentum

Table Grapes:Chilean table grape arrivals on the USEC from Chile continue in light volume as the window on the Southern Hemisphere season closes and as production of California’s desert grapes ramp up and Mexico’s Sonora harvest gets underway.In week 18, Chilean shippers loaded 133 metric tons of table grapes.....

Morocco aims to export 1 million tons of citrus in 2022

Morocco is aiming to increase its citrus exports from the current 600-650,000 tons to 1 million tons by 2022. One of the aims of the Commercial Acceleration Plan for Moroccan Citrus Exports is to export an additional 200,000 tons to Europe and 300,000 tons to African countries.Citrus acreage has increased.....

Auscitrus build insect-proof greenhouse for citrus Australia

Auscitrus, is an Australian "not for profit" industry organisation comprising citrus growers and nurserymen from each state. Auscitrus is responsible for supply of citrus budwood and seed in Australia. It now claims that the upgrade of their propagation site at Dareton will be the first of its kind on.....

Initial Brazil orange crop production forecast for 2018 – 2019

Fundecitrus provided a report, released May 9, 2018, which forecasts a Brazilian orange production of 288 million boxes, approximately 100 million fewer boxes (approximately a 25% reduction) as compared to actual production from the 2017 – 2018 crop.View full report here

Chinese prime minister to Indonesia

Import our mandarin oranges

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has requested that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo increase the import quota of mandarin oranges from China.In a joint press statement on Monday, Li said that during a bilateral meeting between the two leaders, he had conveyed China’s concerns about a limitation on mandarin.....

For European market

México: More limes expected to be available soon

“We expect bigger volumes of Mexican limes available from next week on. The new production is getting the correct quality and sizes. The biggest issue so far has been the small sizes. However, this new production has the right sizes and better production volumes”, explains Efrain Saucedo Nuñez from the company.....

California growers welcome smaller-sized organic lemons

As California organic lemon growers transition between growing regions, they look towards gaining more smaller-sized fruit. “We’re finishing up in District One in California and we are seeing really large fruit,” says Bianca Kaprielian of Fruit World Co. Inc. in Reedley, Ca. “We are peaking on 63s and 75s......

Shipments were not suspended

Argentina: Fruit fly detected in lemons destined to the US

After fruit flies were detected in Tucuman lemons for export to the United States, the Governor of Tucuman, Juan Manzur, and the Minister of productive development, Juan Luis Fernandez, denied there was a suspension in shipments and said controls had been reinforced."Senasa, in its exhaustive controls, has.....

Arrivals of Argentine lemons into the US expected this week

Argentine lemons are due to arrive on the East Coast of the United States within the week, the first time in 15 years. This season will see moderate volumes as growers and shippers remain cautious about how the US market will respond."Shipments of lemons from Argentina to the United States began in April and.....

Iraq: Oranges were the most productive citrus fruit in the 2017/2018 campaign

The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) said on Sunday that oranges top the ranking of most produced citrus fruits in Iraq in 2018."Oranges were the most productive crop among all citrus fruits. The total volume in 2018 was estimated at 72,816 tonnes, which was 6.2 percent less than in the previous season,".....

Unifrutti remains optimistic about South African lemon prospects

Unifrutti has been involved in the South African citrus industry for the past 20 years and has built a strong reputation in particularly the lemon category. “In terms of the growing South African lemon volumes, our view remains optimistic,” says Riaan Ellis, trading operations manager at Unifrutti South.....

Recent list of Italian orchards and packaging factories allowed to transport oranges to China

The China General Administration of Customs recently published a list of Italian orchards and packaging factories that are allowed to transport oranges to China.Please click the link below for the full list of names:List of Italian orchards and packaging factories allowed to transport oranges to China.....

EU: Almost 9% fall in citrus production this season

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that the citrus harvest in the European Union in the 2017/18 campaign, i.e. in the period from October 2017 to September 2018, will amount to approximately 10.8 million tonnes. This is nearly 9% less than in the previous season, reports Anna Kitala, expert on.....

Market report by Mark Greenberg, CEO Capespan North America

Imported table grape season from southern hemisphere nears completion

Table Grapes:The 2018 imported table grape season is nearing completion, and not a moment too soon. The market is already anticipating the start of the Sonora harvest and the California desert deal will start with limited production next week.Through week 18, Chilean exporters have shipped 246,306 metric tons.....

Import market analysis for week 18

China: Orange and grape market depressed, importers welcome warmer weather

Even though week 18 included the 3-day holiday around May 1st, that did not significantly stimulate the import market. The two main import fruits at the moment are oranges and grapes. There was no visible difference in market conditions or supply volume before and after the short holiday. Many importers stated.....

Central-India water crisis brewing

Nagpur orange production could nose-dive

In comparison to other summers, the water shortage this year is around 30% more severe. Nagpur oranges and other fruit crops in the Vidarbha region are bearing the brunt of a severe water crisis as borewells in the region go dry. If the heat spell and water shortage continues, the situation may worsen. There.....

Schoonbee Landgoed: citrus starts well after sterling grape season

South Africa’s Senwes area is the second largest lemon production region in the country with an estimated 4.5 million 15kg cartons expected this season. The area’s increase from 3.67 million cartons last year is illustrative of the increase in lemon plantings here, as elsewhere in the country.Schoonbee.....

Zamora Citrus, Argentina

"2018 lemon season has started"

The 2018 season has started for the Argentinian company Zamora Citrus, which exports its products to countries in Europe, Canada, the Middle East, Asia, and since this year, also to the United States."Zamora Citrus is a family business which has always striven to reach the highest quality standards. Even.....

Less Swiss consumer tourism after adjustment of exchange rate

There are no longer any border checks, and Switzerland has also integrated into the EU in other policy areas. Although this cooperation comes with a price for the Swiss, there’s no urge to integrate further. Earlier this year, the Swiss Minister of Finance said membership of the EU would be harmful for the.....

Texas

US citrus greening quarantine expands to Starr County

A disease affecting the citrus industry in the Rio Grande Valley has now spread to Starr County. Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture expanded the quarantine area for citrus greening to include Starr County; the quarantine already includes Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties.The USDA Animal and.....

Castellon

Spain: Orange blossom points to huge harvest

Citrus fields in Castellon are experiencing an explosion of fragrance and colour these days. Although it is still too early to offer reliable forecasts, since the weather can still have a great impact on the setting process, the exuberant orange blossom underway this spring will likely entail a huge orange.....

India: Khasi mandarins may be exported to 8 countries

The Khasi Mandarin, a unique variety of orange produced in Meghalaya, may soon go global with India signing a deal for agricultural and horticultural exports.India signed the deals with eight countries — the US, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, South Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan and Iran. It is scouting for more markets as.....