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Sunkist announces changes to fresh fruit sales management

Sunkist is beginning this year’s citrus season with a new sales management structure, promoting Chris Gordon to Managing Director of Fresh Fruit Sales and Jose Fu to Director of Sales Operations.Chris Gordon on the left and Jose Fu on the right“Chris Gordon joined Sunkist in 2000 after more than a decade.....

South Australian citrus industry granted pest free status by China

One of the world’s leading premium orange growing regions has been formally granted pest free status by the Chinese Government raising hopes of continued growth of South Australian citrus exports to Asia.South Australia is the only mainland Australian state that is free of fruit flies.The Chinese recognition.....

Andalusia

"Apathy in sales and consumption of citrus in Europe"

Just over a month ago, the Council of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of Andalusia announced its prospects for the 2017-2018 citrus campaign. The technicians of the Regional Administration estimate that this season's production in the province of Cordoba will reach 249,220 tonnes. This is 12,813.....

China: Tongnan lemon industry achieves 1 billion yuan in export orders

On November 3, TheChina Chongqing Tongnan International Lemon Festival 2017 officially began. In the last few years, the lemon industry has become one of the leading economic forces for Tongnan District. That's why at this year's Lemon Festival Tongnan lemons were in the spotlight. Relevant enterprises signed.....

Edeka and WWF citrus project bears fruit

The citrus season has started and EDEKA is offering its oranges to the nation. The fruit was cultivated in an agricultural project in Andalusia.During the cultivation of these fruits the use of pesticides were significantly reduced, biodiversity was promoted and only the minimum amounts of water necessary were.....

China citrus imports from Egypt double hitting $80 million

Egyptian exporters have achieved remarkable results this year with the export of citrus fruits to China, with shipments worth about 80 million dollars, double the amount recorded in the previous year, said Han Bing, minister in charge of trade and economic affairs at the Chinese embassy.In his speech at the.....

"We are more concerned about the heat, which is delaying the citrus campaign"

Road blocks in Catalonia cause some delays in fruit and veg shipments

The general strike in Catalonia that took place on Wednesday, 8 November, caused traffic jams from 6:00 am. The first roads affected by the demonstrations were the Nacional II and the AP-7, the latter at both ends of Catalonia, from Camarles (Ebre) to Borrassà (Empordà). There were thirty more cuts as the peak.....

Boost for Australian citrus exports to China

Citrus Australia has welcomed the announcement by Assistant Ministers for Agriculture and Water Resources Luke Hartsuyker and Senator Anne Ruston that China has agreed to amend its import conditions for Australian citrus. The changes come at an opportune time when citrus exports to China are increasing.Citrus.....

Florida citrus takes another hit as forecast falls another 7.4%

Florida’s struggling and storm-battered citrus industry took another hit Thursday as the USDA orange crop forecast for the current growing season was reduced by 7.4 percent.And industry officials anticipate the forecasts will continue to decline as the season progresses.“Unfortunately, I don’t think this will.....

Capitalize on California citrus

The California citrus season is underway, and Frieda’s Specialty Produce offers selling solutions and a suite of products for a successful winter citrus program.“Frieda’s is bringing on more citrus growers each season to increase our volume and variety of products,” said Alex Jackson Berkley, senior account.....

AU: Victorian Food and Fibre exports reach record levels

The state of Victoria has reached a record total of $12.8billion in food and fibre exports, helped by the performance of Citrus and Table grapes, especially in the Chinese market.Despite being one of the smaller states, Victoria accounted for 25 per cent of Australia’s total, according to the 2016-17 Food and.....

Bhutan delays mandarin exports in hopes to improve market

As an export strategy, the Bhutan Exporters Association (BEA) will start exporting citrus mandarin (orange) in the last week of November, which is later than the usual export time.This was decided at the mandarin export coordination meeting yesterday. The strategy is to export ripe and mature oranges, which is.....

Call for cold treatment to be required from South Africa

Spain: Request to include citrus on list of high risk plants

LA UNIÓ de Llauradors (the Growers' Association) has asked the Agriculture Commission of the Spanish Congress of Deputies to include citrus fruits in the List of High Risk Plants or Plant Products," featured in Article 42 of European Regulation 2016/2031, which focuses on pest protection measures. The.....

Greek kiwi exports increase significantly

Table grapes have continued to be exported mainly from the region of Kavala. Prices have stood at satisfactory levels. The exports of summer fruits (nectarines, plums, etc.) continue at a very low rate and from stocks. Meanwhile, kiwi exports are also still underway, although unfortunately, with cases of fruit.....

Citrus sales amount to half of Wuxi market sales

Every year during this season all popular fruits like apples, pears, bananas and citrus hit the market in large numbers. At the moment these fruits are continuously coming from all over China to Wuxi. According to statistics on the Chaoyang Fruit wholesale market, the quality of honey pomelos has improved.....

Spain: Thicker-skinned oranges to prevent cracking

Not so many years ago, a thin skin was one of the main qualities that defined a good quality orange; however, this concept has now been almost totally abandoned, as nobody is imposing it any more and facts point in the opposite direction, since one of the main problems is that many oranges suffer cracking.....

Sanlucar teams up with Paddington Bear to market citrus to kids

SanLucar will be teaming up with Paddington Bear, the most famous bear in British children's literature, in the launch of a new campaign to animate children to eat fruit on a daily basis.After an initial collaboration in 2014, the cooperation between SanLucar and the film producer Studiocanal goes into its.....

New and largest citrus packing facility in Western Australia to boost exports

The small Western Australian Wheatbelt town of Bindoon will soon be home to a $7m fruit packing facility which will enable fresh produce from across the region to be exported to premium markets across the world.Moora Citrus Packers will be the largest citrus packing facility in Western Australia and will be a.....

Spain: Lack of information about orange and mandarin varieties

Linus Pauling, who received two Nobel Prize awards (for Chemistry and Peace), argued that consuming high doses of vitamin C was very convenient to prevent degenerative diseases. He in fact did so and founded an institution that bears his name (at the University of Oregon) dedicated to researching the.....

They now contain more water, and taste delicious

China: 'So oranges' will enter market in one month

It's the beginning of the autumn and So Oranges will officially come out in one month. It has been raining much more in the area than in previous years, and it will continue to do so for two more months at most. This means that the oranges will enter the market approximately ten days later than last year. Even.....

China: The debut of Sanhong pomelos in Ningbo City

With the temperature dropping and winter approaching, the fruits available at the market in Ningbo are also gradually changing. Pomelos, mandarins and winter jujubes are entering their high season of sales. This year, the new variety of Sanhong pomelos are available in Ningbo for the first time and have become.....

Frans van der Burg, Total Produce:

“Late and short Florida grapefruit season after damage by Hurricane Irma”

Hurricane Irma, which scourged Florida early in September, has had major consequences for the grapefruit market. “Our supplier expects to ship 50 per cent less Florida grapefruit,” says Frans van der Burg of Total Produce in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The importer will receive the first supply of the Star.....

New research suggests kinnow production viable in Bengal

West Bengal has the potential to grow and produce kinnow oranges, a researcher proposed on Saturday."We can easily grow in Bengal. Soil conditions are right... We can go for the addition of organic manure in the soil, so the water retention capacity increases and, with some manipulations ... That won't be a.....

Prices for kiwi, sweet lime and dragon fruit surge in Bathinda,India

With dengue cases on the rise, the prices of kiwi, sweet lime (mosambi) and dragon fruit, which help increase the platelet count, have witnessed an increase in India.Two types of dragon fruit are available in the market. The first one is imported from Thailand. Its wholesale price is Rs 350 per kg while it is.....

Florida Ag Commissioner asks for $75m to protect farm land from development

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam will ask Florida lawmakers for $75 million next year to fund a depleted program that helps shield agricultural land from development.Meanwhile, Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he will propose spending $21 million to help struggling citrus growers reeling after Hurricane.....

US: Limoneira releases new recipes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving and the rest of the holidays are officially on the horizon. Once again, Limoneira spokesperson and Healthy Grocery Girl’s Megan Roosevelt has created an array of her favourite holiday recipes and décor ideas to step up any celebration.As always, the emphasis is on simplicity, ease, and health –.....

Stable prices of 7 Euros per box

Spanish lemons dominate the German market

Although the import season of overseas citrus and exotic fruits has already started, European lemons are still dominating the market. Especially Spanish and Turkish lemons complete the available range in Germany. According to the weekly newsletter of the BLE, the availability of lemons from South America and.....

Cuties® season returns with 100 days of sunshine

Cuties return to stores next week, and to kick off the California season – which runs November through April – the brand is launching a multimedia campaign with iHeartMedia to bring sunshine and sweetness to parents and kids across the country.Research into the behaviors of parents revealed that the average.....

Honduras: Cofrutco's orange harvest begins

Executives of the Fruit Company (Cofrutco), a company that is one hundred percent from Honduras, and government representatives, through the Economic Development Secretariat (SDE), inaugurated the new harvest of oranges in this prosperous department.Cofrutco has been present in that area for more than 20.....

With better trade terms, South Africa could help lessen citrus shortage in Asia

The Vietnamese spend trillions on buying imported oranges, and an awakening to the benefits of healthy living in China has caused a spike in orange juice consumption.The reasons for demand are many and varied, compared with supply, which should be quick and simple. But it’s not simple at all. Import tariffs,.....

Comes from an area affected by greening disease

Spain: Illegal presence of Early Pride mandarins denounced

The Valencian Association of Agricultural Producers (AVA-ASAJA) has denounced the irregular, fraudulent and clandestine presence in the Valencian citrus industry of a mandarin variety called Early Pride, originally from the American State of Florida; an area severely punished by greening; that is, by far, the.....

"No joy in lemon sales due to lack of good calibres"

Spanish oranges more expensive at season start

The first Spanish oranges of the season are now available. The Navelina variety is currently being harvested and marketed and is finding a receptive market, with prices 20% higher than at the start of the previous season, mainly due to the drop in production expected this year."We expect this year's orange.....

China: Pomelos in Chongqing ripen a week early

This year's suitable temperature and vigorous rainfall has caused the pomelos in Chongqing to ripen one week earlier than in the November of previous years and volumes are exceptional.The meteorological office in Chongqing has predicted that in the next couple of days, today and tomorrow, everywhere in China.....

The US already has some 20 citrus patterns tolerant to greening

Mª Angeles Forner, the person responsible for citrus patterns at the Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research (IVIA), stated at the Picassent's XXXI Citrus Congress that the United States already had nearly twenty citrus patterns that were potentially tolerant or resistant to the greening or HLB disease.....

They are taking the lead in new orange season

China: "Ehime oranges fill a gap in the orange market"

"Ehime oranges are a new Japanese crossbreed. After testing the breed for many years, it is now doing very well on the Chinese market. They are currently grown in small quantities in Sichuan and Zhejiang, and are one of the early ripening oranges with the highest price. What is special about this breed, is.....

Egypt: More oranges due to acreage expansion

The volume of oranges intended for export in Egypt is rising year after year. The main reason for this is the expansion of the acreage and the consequent increase in production; however, this is not the only reason. The Ministry of Agriculture of the North African country has undertaken a campaign with a.....

Cordoba

Spain: 20% of Vega del Guadalquivir's oranges will reach Asia

The citrus harvesting campaign has just started in the region of the Vega del Guadalquivir with the earliest varieties, hampered by the lack of water, although with good prospects, given the opening of the Asian market.According to a statement from the president of the association of citrus professionals.....

Severe damage

Spain: Orchid thrips attack Valencia's citrus fruits

A new alarm has been raised by Valencia's citrus producers after the widespread detection for the first time of orchid thrips (Chaetanaphotrips orchidi) attacks in certain citrus production areas of the Region of Valencia, as confirmed by the Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA) following a growing.....

China: Nanfeng mandarins enjoy a 50% increase in crop

The total crop of mandarins in Nanfeng is expected to reach 1.5 billion kilos, up by 50% compared to last year. The rainfall in August this year has been ample and hence the mandarins have grown well. Even though most of them are not yet ready, their market prices this year are expected to be similar to last.....

California growers sue US government over lifted ban of Argentine lemons

Suing the United States, a consortium of citrus growers claims the secretary of agriculture’s recent decision to remove the ban on lemon imports from Argentina was politically motivated, ignores science and puts the nation’s produce at risk.The growers say the ban was lifted “in a rush to reverse decades-old.....

Spain: Coca-Cola promotes efficient fertigation of citrus

Coca-Cola has presented the project "Cítricos Sostenibles" ("Sustainable Citrus"); an initiative that seeks to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of Spain's citrus production through the promotion of efficient fertigation (fertilization and irrigation) in areas subject to water stress.To be.....

Positive outlook for California organic mandarin season

Mandarin growers in California are looking forward to the upcoming season. Expectations are high after a favorable lead up and steady demand. Prices are looking similar to previous years, after an abundance of mandarins over that time. This year, with yields looking steady, high demand is expected to drive a.....

China: Xiamen harbour citrus exports revived

According to a report of the Inspection and Quarantine main office, Myanmar has recently agreed to reinstate imports of Chinese agricultural products. This includes citrus fruits, apples, grapes, pears, pomegranate, tobacco and other products. The Xiamen harbour is renowned for its citrus export. Quanzhou and.....

Market supply does not meet demand

Countdown to market entry of green oranges from Qiongzhong county

"Green oranges from Qiongzhong county in Hainan city are a kind of biological non-hazardous fruit. They ripen faster than others of their kind, so they have a very competitive strength on the market. This product has become known nationally because of its thin green peel, sweet taste, and its abundance of.....

Spain: Castellon received 6 orange shipments from Argentina and Uruguay this summer

The orange export campaign to the United States has been complemented in recent years with the importation of fruit through the port of Castellon, always without overlap in the dates. This, in addition to ensuring the viability of the refrigeration terminal located in the port, makes it possible to offer some.....

Shoaib Ahmad, National Fruit Processing Factory

Pakistan: The journey of kinnows from Eastern Europe to the Far East

Pakistan is a well-known grower and exporter of kinnow mandarins.Traditionally the country has exported mandarins to Eastern Europe and the Middle East.According to Shoaib Ahmad, Director of the National Fruit Processing Factory in Pakistan, “Our country has traditionally been doing business with countries.....

US: Cuties become parents' 'preferred mandarin brand', says new research

Cuties, the brand of mandarin oranges grown by Sun Pacific, a Pasadena-based company, is now parents most preferred mandarin and their favorite healthy snack brand according to the 2017 Brand Love Study, released by youth research firm Smarty Pants.The brand posted a 43-point increase from the 2016 study,.....

US: Citrus aid ruled out as Senate approves $36.5 billion disaster relief package

Thousands of Florida citrus farmers are crossing their fingers, hoping Congress will come through next month on promised aid for their decimated industry after the Senate opted not to include agriculture assistance as part of a disaster relief package that passed Tuesday.Most growers can probably weather a few.....

Mexico: Jalisco's Persian lime wants to reach Asia, Europe and Canada

Jalisco's Persian lime producers are seeking to expand horizons and markets through technology and safety in their crops, within the framework of an agroindustrial strategy that has made this Mexican state an international power in the sector."We only want to achieve a quality of export, with the treatment to.....

Opening of "2017 East China Sea orange celebratory meeting"

In 2017, between October 22nd and October 23, the ecological and agricultural industry in Jiasheng, Taizhou City, held a meeting to celebrate the market entry of 2017's oranges from the East China Sea. The celebration took place in Linhai city's international Double Pigeon Peace hotel. A total of 50.....

Spain: "Traditional customers guarantee the profitability of Castellon's citrus"

The traditional markets, that is, the European ones, have compensated for the fall in the export of Castellon's oranges to the United States. Jorge García, president of the provincial association of exporters (Asociex), acknowledges that these usual destinations are "the ones that work best, since all-time.....

Florida citrus imports may surpass local production due to hurricane damage

Oranges imported to Florida primarily from Brazil and Mexico are projected to surpass what is grown in the hurricane-damaged Sunshine State this season.The Florida Citrus Commission on Wednesday approved an adjusted $17.8 million budget that takes into account an increase in imports that will help cover crops.....

Stable campaign expected

Spain: Castellon starts exporting citrus fruits to the US

This week, the citrus sector is starting what is expected to be a stable export campaign to the United States due to two fundamental reasons. On the one hand, the drop in the citrus production in the current season and the excellent quality of the fruit suggests that the supply will be lower than the demand......

Australian oranges come to 7-Eleven convenience stores in the Philippines

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) and Citrus Australia, in partnership with Philippines Seven Corp. (7-Eleven Philippines), recently launched the “Australian Oranges: Now In Season” campaign to highlight the availability of quality, safe, sweet and healthy Australian oranges exclusively.....

Italy: Inspections in ports and airports to prevent spread of citrus fruit diseases

Over the past few years, Sicilian citrus fruit cultivation has had to deal with diseases such as the CTV-Citrus Tristeza Virus, which continues to decimate the most ancient groves.Dr. Paola Caruso, researcher from CREA-OFA di Acireale (CT)Groves resistant to the Virus are replacing the old ones thanks to new.....

Oranges and apples are America’s top fruit and fruit juice choices

Americans consumed an average of 115.4 pounds of fresh and processed fruit per person in 2015, according to ERS’s loss-adjusted food availability data.This data series takes per capita supplies of food available for human consumption and adjusts for some of the spoilage, plate waste, and other losses in eating.....

China: 'Donghai oranges' very popular

"Linhai, Taizhou, has the reputation of being the 'southern home of oranges', and a 'home of seedless honey oranges'. Currently, Linhai has an orange production area of 18,000 hectares. From the plains at the coast to the mountains in the west, it has the uninterrupted 'Baili orange belt', and a 1,000 hectare.....

Spain: Mapama expects 11% fewer oranges and 2.8% fewer lemons

According to the latest Report on the Development of Acreage and Agricultural Productions published by the Mapama, with data up to August, the production volumes in 2016/17 stood at 3.65 million tonnes for oranges and 995,900 tonnes for lemons, compared to 3.08 million and 775,800 tonnes, respectively, in the.....

Turkish production joins the Spanish for the first time

Tango mandarins can already be supplied 8 months a year

In just four years since the launch of Tango in Spain (registered as Tang Gold), Eurosemillas has managed to get closer to one of its first strategic objectives: to turn it into a global mandarin able to complement the productions of the northern hemisphere with those of the south to ensure continuity in the.....