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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.....

Four CBS interceptions on oranges in September; one on oranges and two on lemons in August

SA citrus suspension to safeguard critical EU market

At the tail end of the South African citrus season, it was decided last week to voluntarily cease exports to the EU as a proactive measure regarding citrus black spot.EUROPHYT (the EU Notification System for Plant Health Interceptions) figures show that there were four interceptions of citrus black spot.....

Among other factors

China: Rain leads to drop in Yichang orange production

This year's Yichang orange production has been affected by many different factors, leading to a drop in production. Compared to last year, the price has increased significantly. Long periods of rain have led to oranges falling, but this is not the main reason for the drop in production. Orange trees have a.....

Florida citrus industry could face collapse without government support, say lawmakers

Florida lawmakers are warning that Americans better get used to drinking orange juice from Brazil if they can't secure the federal help to rescue the state's billion-dollar citrus industry ravaged by Hurricane Irma.The September storm that pummeled the Sunshine State flooded groves and uprooted trees, many of.....

China: Port of Shenzhen - fruit imports increase dramatically

According to the Shenzhen Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, the fruit imported through the port of Shenzhen in the third quarter of this year was 29,000 tons, with a total value of 63.65 million dollars. This is an increase of respectively 70.6% and 52.7%. The most imported fruits were Thai durians and longans.....

Growth in Russian and Southeast Asian markets, slight drop in exports to EU and UK

South African soft citrus volume ends higher than expected

The South African citrus season is almost at its very end and FreshPlaza spoke to Martina Odendaal who is chair of the CGA soft citrus variety group.The latest estimate of the current season's soft citrus volume has been updated to 13.4 million cartons, of which 13 million had been shipped by the end of week.....

$25 million emergency loan program now available to Florida citrus growers

Florida Citrus growers impacted by Hurricane Irma are eligible now for short-term, interest-free working capital loans as part of a $25 million Florida Citrus Emergency Loan Program activated by Gov. Rick Scott aimed at helping the industry recover quickly.The program, which is a subset of the Florida Small.....

Jordan: Directorate of Agriculture calls for citrus harvest not to be rushed

The Directorate of Agriculture in the Jordan Valley has addressed a call to all citrus growers in the Valley, asking them not to rush to harvest their fruit before these are fully ripe, so as to ensure better marketing conditions.The Director of Agriculture, Engineer Baker Balawneh, stated that the Directorate.....

Seref In, Ekonomik Sistem

Great quality for Turkish grapefruit

Turkey is currently involved with its citrus seasons. The Turkish lemon sector started out with Enterdonat and Meyer lemons and since the 11th of October, grapefruit is being harvested as well. According to Seref In of Ekonomik Sistem, otherwise known as Eko-Sis, the quality of the harvest is excellent.“The.....

Marco Rubio is hoping for a relief package for Florida's citrus industry

Sen. Marco Rubio is not optimistic that money to help Florida's decimated citrus industry recover from Hurricane Irma will be part of a disaster relief package the Senate is expected to take up soon.And if it's not in this bill, the Florida Republican thinks prospects of such assistance down the road are.....

Mahmoud Bayoumy: "Competitors don't make enough effort"

Egyptian importer conquers German citrus and exotic market

Exotic fruit and vegetables such as pomegranates, sweet potatoes and lemons are much more present in German supermarkets. However, imports from the country of origin are rarely successful due to their poor quality. The German-Egyptian importer Mahmoud Bayoumy considers the quality of his products as a.....

From January to September

Peru exported less grapefruit this year

Peru exported a total of 1,046,385 kilos of grapefruit at an FOB value of US $1,125,741 between January and September of this year. This shows there's been a moderate decrease from the 1,457,961 kilos worth US $ 1,360,536 shipped in the same period of 2016.According to the Agrodata Peru website, the United.....

The campaign of Oronul Valencian mandarins starts with better prices

"Sales have increased since political events in Catalonia"

The citrus campaign in Valencia began a few weeks ago and many of the earliest varieties of mandarins from the Satsuma group have already been harvested, while the early clementine varieties, such as the Oronul, with which many companies decide to start the campaign, are already being marketed."We have started.....

China: Citrus Net officially begins operations

On October 16, the Zhong County Government and Nxin (Beijing agricultural network technologies) officially launched Citrus Net, a new platform that they created together. According to their business plan, in 5 years Citrus Net should cover the whole country and become the main citrus trading platform in China......

Demand for Indonesian fruits on the rise

Although Java Fresh is based in Indonesia, they have an office in Brittany, France.“More than 80% of our business is in Europe,” says Sophie Garre, the company’s European manager. "It’s easier to stay in touch with our European buyers when you have someone within the same time zone"She co-ordinates with her.....

Spain: "We are receiving orders for organic citrus"

The demand for organic citrus fruits is crossing borders and various European Union countries are trying to order this product from Spanish producers. "We don't grow organic citrus, but we do work with producers which have them available," explains Fernando Ruiz, of La Sabrosa Fruits.They have asked for their.....

Alfons Royo, of Royo Fruits:

Spain: "Prices will rise more noticeably with the arrival of the Clemenules"

The citrus campaign has already started in the south of Catalonia. "Two weeks ago, we started marketing the first Clemenrubi, Orogross and Oronul mandarins," explains Alfons Royo, manager of Royo Fruits, a company that is launching new and larger facilities this season to be able to cope with its growing.....

Tesco begins selling greener satsumas and clementines to cut food waste

Tesco has begun selling perfectly ripe but greener satsumas and clementines in order to help cut food waste.The move has been prompted by recent higher early season temperatures in Spain where these easy peelers are grown which have slowed down the natural process by which the skin of the fruit turns.....

AU: CItrus packhouse export applications open for 2018

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) in Australia has released an Industry Advice Notice (IAN) announcing the 2017–45 — Horticulture Exports Program. This means applications are now open for citrus packhouses to be approved for export in 2018 to certain countries.Citrus packhouses from all.....

Mandarins have become the new driver of the citrus category in California

As with other citrus production this year, mandarin volume out of California is expected to be down, growers say.But the category continues to explode in sales, often at the expense of navel oranges.“It has eroded (navel) sales,” said Randy Jacobsen, sales manager at Orange Cove, Califonia based Cecelia.....

Argentina's citriculture is experiencing a boom

The entry of Tucuman's limes to the US market helped make visible an item that is unknown by many but that represents an important source of income to the country. Citriculture is a solidly installed industry in the north of Argentina that will have a strong presence in Aliment.AR, Latin America's first class.....

Italy: Clementines from the Sibari plain

The harvesting of clementines started in early October at O.P. Agricor, owner of theGallobrand. The fruit is cultivated on the Sibari plain and is sweeter than 2016 by two Brix degrees (13-14 against the 11 of last year). "This sweetness is due to the drought in summer, which damaged other crops but favoured.....

Bruno clementines already available for export

Morocco: "We expect between 25 and 30% less citrus"

Morocco has started harvesting and selling citrus in the international market with its early clementine varieties, such as the Bruno. This campaign, the weather conditions have not been ideal, because it has not rained enough. That is why "we expect our citrus production to fall by between 25% and 30% compared.....

Citrus From Chile hands out mandarins to 4,600 runners at Niagara Marathon

As part of an ongoing campaign this summer in Canada to provide citrus to Canadians, Citrus From Chile supported the Niagara International Marathon.It is one of only a few marathons that starts in one country and finishes in another. The runners begin the marathon in Buffalo, N.Y. and cross the Peace Bridge.....

Meeting of producers

Spain: Almost all problems with M7 orange cultivation solved

The researchers and technicians who have been working for the past two years to address some problems with the cultivation of the new M7 orange assure that these are now practically solved; in fact, this year there have been many fewer incidents. Citrus growers who have opted for this promising patented.....

Sunkist acreage increases with Porterville Citrus’ LoBue acquisition

Porterville Citrus, a Sunkist affiliated citrus packer-shipper, has acquired LoBue Citrus’ packing operations. In the agreement, the LoBue family will continue to own and operate their family farms, consisting of 1,000 acres of citrus, extending their family’s heritage through the Sunkist cooperative.“LoBue.....

New season Egyptian oranges start in middle of November

On this year's imported orange market, Egyptian oranges have been doing extremely well, in both sales and price, which are both better than in the previous years. "In the past three years, Egyptian oranges have been improving continuously on the Chinese market. More and more importers and consumers have gotten.....

Region of Valencia

Spain: Citrus prices increase for the first time in six years

The agricultural sector in the county of La Safor has started the season with good prospects, as the citrus fruits that have been harvested since August have reached better prices than in previous seasons. This price increase is the first in six years and is due to the lower production this year.The increase.....

Ed Heijnen:

“Longer lasting European product has effect on South African season”

“The predictions came true,” says Ed Heijnen from Jaguar The Fruit Company, summing up the start of the South African citrus season. For the early Navels it was a difficult season, but the later citrus has fewer problems. South African growers mostly invest in planting late tangerines, but the sales could.....

Mahmoud El Shishiny - Magrabi Agriculture

Egypt: New packing house to accommodate growth

Packing houses are considered to be essential investments that produce companies require to maintain a high quality of produce. Packing houses also help firms save money and effort in packing their various produce. More packing houses means quicker and more efficient turnover. According to Mahmoud El Shishiny,.....

China: Steady pricing of pomelos

Last week, the price of pomelos remained steady. Now the supply is at its peak, with so pomelos available everywhere and many varieties to choose from.Compared to a few weeks ago, the pomelos now are more juicy and sweet and taste better. During the national holiday last week, retailers promoted their pomelos.....

Rosalva Carreon, of Curenho:

"Mexico ready to meet Russia's high demand"

The large quantities of fruit and vegetables requested by Russia had been, until relatively recently, a handicap to complying with the terms of program contracts with producers from other areas of the world. However, there are already countries with the capacity to face part of this demand, and Mexico is one.....

Irma sends Florida orange production dropping 21% to 71-year low

Florida’s orange production will plunge 21 percent to a 71-year low after damage wrought by Hurricane Irma devastated the harvest.Orange growers in Florida, the largest U.S. producer, will harvest 54 million boxes in the 2017-18 marketing year, the least since 1947 -- an era when citrus irrigation was rare --.....

Muhammad Ahsan Goraya, Sargodha Mandarin

Pakistani kinnow farmers on strike

Last season was not so good for the kinnow fruit in Pakistan. Prices were low and insufficient to support the farmers producing it. Farmers requested a session with the local government in the country’s main region for kinnow production, to discuss a fair price for the fruit.According to Muhammad Ahsan Goraya,.....

Jiu Tai's Modern Age

China: Tangelos to be exported in bulk

"Tangeloes are a high quality crossbreed of tangerines and pomeloes. They are orange in colour and their size lies between that of a tangerine and a pomelo. They have few pips, an orange and soft pulp, and their sweetness lies between 11-13," according to Mr. Wang Hengding, Director of International Business.....

China: This year's tangerine quality polarized

According to information from the main tangerine production regions, this year's overall tangerine production area has increased, so the production has also grown. High quality tangerines are sold for high prices, while inferior ones are rather hard to sell. This year's tangerine prices seem to be polarized:.....

Italy: Altieri Giacomo & Figlio export citrus fruit to both the US and China

"We have many short-term projects for the upcoming citrus fruit campaign. In particular, we will start exports towards China. We also want to increase the volumes sent to the US, start processing top-quality organic produce, increase our e-commerce and plant new orchards," explains Pascal Altieri, owner and.....

Peel colour propaganda for limes?

Mangoes, limes and avocados. A successful trio. The market for the three exotics has been growing considerably in recent years, and is of sufficient size for Carlos Andre de Faria of SunCity to focus completely on these three products. All of the products are imported from Brazil. Andre talks about the.....

South African citrus farm makes progress after becoming community owned

The Bjatladi community in Limpopo is set to reap the benefits of its ownership of Zebediela Citrus Farm, which is under new management and has had an injection of capital.The farm, outside Polokwane, reverted to community ownership following a successful land restitution claim.Zebediela, once hailed as a.....

While progress continues, Azerbaijan is still dependent on citrus imports

Chairing a republican conference on the development of tea, rice and citrus fruits production in Lankaran, Azerbaijan, President Ilham Aliyev specifically spoke on citrus fruit production in the country."As for citrus fruits, this sector enjoys great attention. I can say that there is growth in this sphere.....

Algerian citrus fruit production threatened by lack of rainfall

Algeria's citrus producers have been suffering from a shortage of irrigation water due to the lack of rainfall in recent months and risk losing their crops. A producer told the "New Arab" that this year's harvest will be catastrophic because of the lack of rain, which since late May has only fallen once or.....

Many immigrants are going back to their own countries

Spain: Castellon citrus sector fears shortage of pickers

Citrus entrepreneurs have raised the alarm: they are not finding the necessary number of pickers for the current citrus season. Sources from the provincial orange sector who prefer to remain anonymous point out that this season will be hampered by serious difficulties in finding enough labourers, and the main.....

September 2017

Mexican lime prices and trading margins

Last August, the price paid for Mexican lime, or sour lime with seed to producers in the producing regions of Colima, Guerrero, Michoacan, and Oaxaca, as well as the wholesale quotations in central markets, consumer prices in selected cities in the country, and the trading margins of the fruit originating from.....

Mexico: Companies start purchasing citrus to make juice concentrate to export

The president of Juguera de Akil, Luis Cetina Garcia, stated the company had started buying sweet orange and grapefruit in October to process the juice concentrate that is exported to Germany.He also said that the price of a ton of sweet orange would stand at 1,500 pesos for the next few days and that the.....

Community in Griffith, Australia make 70 citrus sculptures

When life hands you lemons, they say to make lemonade. But in Griffith, in south-west New South Wales, life's more likely to hand you oranges — especially at this time of year.And instead of making orange juice, the community creates big, bright and bold citrus sculptures.There are now 70 sculptures made from.....

Soylu Gida

Turkey will see a shortage of lemons

The lemon season in Turkey has just started. According to Gokhan Soylu of Soylu Gida, Turkey, the lemon season usually starts in September and ends in June. Soylu recently started their season for Meyer lemons and have already noticed a few things. Soylu explains that this year they will experience a shortage.....

Ukraine: Citrus consumption on the rise again

Consumption of citrus fruits is growing again in Ukraine, or at least this has been inferred from the increase in the import of these products reported by APK-Inform: Vegetables and Fruits citing statistics from customs authorities.During the 2016/17 campaign (September 2016-August 2017), Ukraine purchased 290.....

China: Start of export season for Gannan citrus

Recently, a batch of 69 tons of Xunwu honey oranges, with a value of 95,000 dollar, was exported to Canada, after it had passed the inspections of the Jiangxi Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau. It marks the beginning of the Gannan citrus export season. This is a prosperous year for Gannan citrus, as.....

Ecuador: Mandarins are at their best

This year's mandarin production is so big that the trees are packed with large and delicious fruits."It's one of the best harvests of recent times," said Isidro Zambrano, a 36-year-old farmer who puts the fruits into boxes of 150 units.The producer said that everybody in this area made a living from the.....

Mexico: Leprosis threatens Persian lime exports

According to Ulises Diaz Zorrilla, a researcher of the National Institute of Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock Research (INIFAP), Persian lime exports are at risk due, as the entry of leprosis to the State of Veracruz could cause the closure of this market, which is why the sector needs to conduct field.....