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Oranges, mangoes, and other fruits have largest production volume in China

China: Abundant harvest for Guangxi fruits

Guangxi produces a rich variety of traditional fruits such as bananas, lychees, and longans, as well as relatively new varieties such as oranges, passion fruits, and dragon fruits. Data shows that Guangxi had a surface area of 1.3 million hectares devoted to fruit production in 2017. Their annual production.....

Price of Taiwanese dragon fruit drops

The Taiwanese United Daily News reported that Taiwanese dragon fruit entered its production season this month, but production and marketing are out of sync. In central and south Taiwan there are already farmers who are pruning the branches in preparation for the next production season. The paper further.....

China: Lychee retail price drops by 30%

The weather is hot, and the fruit has entered its peak retail season. The lychee price has, however, dropped by 30% in comparison with the same period last year. The reason for this development is that several major production areas enjoyed abundant harvests this year, while the overall demand remained the.....

The Tropical Fruit Congress has also been confirmed

Focus of Macfrut 2019: Piedmont, Africa and technical demonstrations

The "center of gravity" of Macfrut has shifted to the northwest. Piedmont will be the region and partner of the 2019 edition of Macfrut (to take place from 8 to 10 May 2019). The announcement was made on 28 June 2018, on the occasion of the presentation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome.Piedmont is.....

Colombian avocados aim to enter six more countries

The Hass avocado is known as 'green gold' due to its high international demand and its growing numbers of buyers. The potential for this product in the international market is very large and Colombian authorities are well aware of it.In fact, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Colombian Agricultural Institute.....

Peru hopes to turn its passion fruit into a new export flagship product

Peru is the world's seventh biggest producer of passion fruit, a fruit that, thanks to the global trend for healthy foods, accounts for 60% of all Peruvian fruit pulp exports, stated the Association of Exporters (ADEX) during a press conference about the 'Strengthening the Passion Fruit Chain Congress'.The.....

Colombia: The US is a constant and growing market for avocados

The difference in Hass avocado exports between the periods of 2002-2009 and 2010-2017 is abysmal.In the first period the country achieved 137,000 dollars in revenue, while in the second period it achieved 103,3 million dollars, i.e. 75,301 percent more.The outlook for domestic producers became more interesting.....

Argentina exports its first pomegranates to Brazil

A shipment of 9,800 kilos of pomegranates distributed in 2,388 boxes marked an historic milestone for Argentina: it was the first export in the history of that fruit to Brazil.Cordoba had a starring role in this export, as the merchandise originated from Cruz del Eje, where the biggest producer of pomegranates.....

Sales obstructed

China: Hainan's mangoes enter market in bulk

Summer has arrived and Hainan's tropical fruits, such as mangoes, have entered their peak retail season. However, this year they're hitting the market in bulk and the weather is not great, which has led to a situation where large volumes of ripe Hainan mangoes have become unmarketable.Mango orchard in Dongfang.....

Having two types of pineapple is a great advantage

Cuba: Promotion of pineapple activity in Ciego de Avila

The province of Ciego de Avila is developing more than 600 hectares of pineapple with the maximum of cultural attention to continue increasing the production of one of its main fruit products.State farmers and producers are prioritizing this product in the south and center of the territory to meet.....

The Philippines wants to import Mexican avocados

The Government of the Philippines is interested in importing Mexican food products, such as avocado, tequila, and mezcal, to increase the commercial relationship that until now has been based mainly on the export and import of auto parts, copper and iron.Products, such as avocado and tequila, are potentially.....

Avocado producer hires new Sales and Marketing Manager

Mexican avocado grower/shipper, GreenFruit Avocados, announced that retail veteran, Kraig Loomis, has been appointed Sales and Marketing Manager effective July 2.Loomis (pictured, right) is no stranger to the produce industry with 18 years of experience, of which 16 was spent in retail as a produce clerk,.....

Avocado supplier President on Peru season this year

It’s been a busy season at Index Fresh, with marketing California avocados as well as AvoTerra by Index Fresh from Mexico, Peru and Chile. Index Fresh is a major supplier out of Peru and covers the season from May to September.“We cover the full season by geographically spreading our sourcing from north to.....

Event takes place 25 to 27 September in Sabah, Malaysia

TROPED 2018: The first International Conference on Tropical Fruit Pests and Diseases

The International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet), under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is organizing the first International Conference on Tropical Fruit Pests and Diseases (TROPED 2018) from 25-27 September 2018 at the Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu in Sabah,.....

Mexico: Yucatan will send up to 500 tons of pitahaya to the US

According to the state head of the National Service of Health, Food Safety and Quality (Senasica), Eduardo Perera Cuevas, Mexico, including different municipal communities of Yucatan, such as Tekax, Yobain, Tixmehuac and Dzidzantun, expects to export 400 to 500 tons of pitahaya to the United States.He also.....

Asoex

"The avocado is not responsible for the drought in Chile"

Last Friday, the producers and representatives of the Chilean avocado industry visited the Netherlands. The producers wanted to make it clear that the reports in local media, which state they are responsible for the drought suffered by the communities of Petorca, in Chile, are completely false, and.....

China: Durian supply shortage raises price

The price of durians showed an upward tendency last week. The main reasons for this development are as follows: first, there is a temporary shortage of production areas. Suppliers are running out of stock. The main production areas of durian are Thailand and Vietnam. Thai durians dominate the market. The.....

Dramatic fall of avocado prices in Europe

Until a few weeks ago, European producers and marketers, including Spanish companies, were selling avocados for around 16 Euro per box. At the moment, however, there are companies selling the boxes for prices as low as 4 Euro, according to sources within the sector.The avocado market, which has got us used to.....

Spain: Cool "shower" to produce more and larger avocados

A scientific test developed over the past two years by the subtropical trading company Trops aims to apply "a kind of shower or aerial irrigation" on avocado trees in order to cool them and thereby increase production and improve the fruit's sizes.José María Hermoso, a researcher with more than forty years of.....

County mayor in Taiwan seeks solution for unmarketable pineapples

The China Times reported on July 1st that Taiwan produced an excessive volume of pineapples, which caused the price to fall. Taidong County mayor Huang Jianting visited mainland China in early June to seek new marketing channels. Traders in such places as Wuxi and Xiamen agreed to purchase Taiwan's pineapples......

Chile's pomegranate export season ends with a slight drop

The President of the Association of Fruit Exporters of Chile, ASOEX, Ronald Bown Fernandez, said that the pomegranate export season had come to an end with 5,580 tons exported, i.e. 2.05% less than in the previous season.Bown said the main export market continued to be North America, with 54.7% of total.....

Ecuador: Pineapple production is outgrowing demand

“Every year the summer months are a problem for pineapple exports. There is a lot of competition from local summer fruit in Europe, such as stone fruits, that we only have available temporarily in Europe. It makes sense to me that consumers prefer this fruit, though, that makes it difficult for exporters of.....

First time air freight of Zengcheng lychees from Guangzhou to Dubai

One shipment of 300 kg of Zengcheng lychees passed through Huangpu customs before dawn on June 28th. The lychees were air freighted to the United Arab Emirates and smoothly passed customs in Dubai where they were for sale in supermarkets.Huangpu customs personnel inspect the fruit for harmful insectsHuangpu.....

More papaya growers in Mexico turning to hybrid varieties

It is the peak of the Mexico papaya season and growers are reporting good production. There has been rain in some of the growing regions, but nothing out of the ordinary for this time of year, with overall conditions being favorable."Papaya is in season all across Mexico right now," said one grower. "April.....

Vietnam wants its mangoes to be a key export product

The South Vietnamese province of Dong Thap, the largest mango producer in the Mekong Delta with 9,200 hectares and an annual production of almost 100 thousand tons, intends to turn this fruit into a key export product by 2020.According to Nguyen Thanh Tai, the deputy director of the local Department of.....

Avocado frappuccino and avocado ice cream

Starbucks is one of the most viewed brands on social networks, according to data from the Brandwatch analysis platform.One of the social media marketing tactics that has helped the brand become a reference in the networks has been its Frappuccino and its different versions, which ignite social.....

Peruvian avocados take an important step towards South Korea

A delegation from the Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (APQA) of South Korea met with the Minister of Agriculture, Gustavo Mostajo, and the head of Senasa, Roberto Acosta, to share their conclusions after having visited the country's avocado crops and packing facilities.The goal of their visit was to verify.....

Panzhihua mangoes use Xinfadi Market to "travel the country"

Panzhihua's mangoes are currently entering the market in gradual succession to take advantage of the dynamic market. The Panzhihua City government and Beijing Xinfadi Corporate Management have signed a strategic cooperation agreement, the aim of which is to use the infrastructure of Beijing Xinfadi Market, a.....

China: Zhengzhou pineapple prices drop

The overall price of pineapples showed a downward trend last week. The main reasons for this development are as follows: first, production areas enjoyed an abundant harvest. Traders say that the product quality of Hainan pineapples is good and the harvest is abundant, so that market supply is more than.....

China: Guangxi establishes dragon fruit brand alliance

The 2018 Chinese Fresh Product Brand Industry Summit Meeting (Guangxi) and Dragon Fruit Brand Alliance News Conference took place in Nanning City, Guangxi, on June 23rd. It was announced during the meeting that Guangxi has established a dragon fruit brand alliance, which will establish a service platform for.....

Vietnamese lychee exports to China near end of season

The Vietnamese Department of Agriculture and Rural Development stated on June 26th that Bag Giang Province had already exported 87 thousand tons of lychees to more than 30 countries since the harvest season began. Tao Chunqiang, the deputy commissioner of Bag Giang Chamber of Industry and Commerce, stated that.....

Frozen and halved avocados gain popularity in the United Kingdom

Peru is one of the main exporters of avocados for the United Kingdom. In fact, last year, the country placed 24.6 million kilos of this fruit in England for a value of US $ 57 million. The fruit was sold in fresh or dried formats.However, the European nation is becoming interested in a new trend: frozen,.....

Colombia: The first Hass avocados for Costa Rica leave Tolima

The department of Tolima has 178 Hass avocado farms registered for fresh export."The shipment left the municipality of Cajamarca, destined for the packing plant of the company Eurofresh, located in the city of Manizales. Once the product is packed under strict conditions to preserve its quality and safety, it.....

Facing accusations of causing a drought

Chile: Avocado exporters and producers travel to Europe

The text reproduced below is a report fromthe Fresh Produce Journalon the visit of representatives of the Chilean avocado industry to Europe.Avocado producers in Chile have rejected claims that blaming them for leaving the local communities of Petorca without drinking water, calling them unfair.The Guardian.....

Mango promotions ready for summer

Crespo Organic Summer Mango Mania promotion is the collision point between Nayarit and Sinaloa peak mango production, all happening in the height of consumer demand, summertime. For two months, June and July, when the orchards are at their most copious, mango mania frenzy ensues.Crespo Organic Mango Mania.....

South Africa: The first annual Tzaneen Avofest

The first annual Tzaneen Avofest took place on 21 to 23 June in Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa with Maluma and Allesbeste as the main sponsors. The event had something for everyone.Right from the get go visitors were treated to everything Avo – at the gate visitors walked into an Avo nursery where they could.....

"Excellent sales in first tier cities throughout China"

China: "Thousand Year Fragrance lychees await export"

"The current lychee production season in Lingshan, Guangxi, began in early June. It is estimated to last for around one month and a half until mid- to late July. This year has been an excellent year for most fruits and almost all lychee production areas enjoyed a bumper harvest. This was particularly true for.....

China: Hainan's mango loses "social status" because of bumper harvest

The Hainan Department for Agriculture announced that the surface area devoted to mango plantation in Hainan this year covered 54 thousand hectares and annual production exceeded 1 million tons, which is an increase of 20%-30% in comparison with last year. In other words, Hainan's mangoes enjoyed a bumper.....

Mexico: Michoacan produces 87% of the country's avocados

According to Ruben Medina Niño, the head of the Ministry of Rural and Agricultural Food Development (Sedrua), avocado production up to May amounted to 893 thousand tons, i.e. 17% or almost 133 thousand tons more than by the same month of 2017. In this month, Michoacan accounted for 87% of the national.....

Spain: "More mangoes than avocados planted due to water shortage"

The demand for avocados in Europe is growing very quickly, by about 15% each year. It has already exceeded 500,000 tonnes per year. In countries like Mexico, extensive areas of forest, where the Monarch butterfly lived, are being cleared out in order to plant the "green gold". In the Chilean region of.....

The Dominican Republic plans to double mango exports

Yesterday, the Minister of Agriculture, Osmar Benitez, stated that the country's mango exports amounted to US $20 million and that this amount could be quickly doubled with the installation of a thermal plant to treat the fruit.He also said that the Dominican Republic had the capacity to produce enough mango.....

Peru: Avocado exports continue to increase

During the first five months of this year, Peru exported a total of 116,922,228 kilos of avocados for an FOB value of US $265,949,241. These values ​​show a moderate increase over the 105,673,000 kilos worth US $232,289,994 that the country dispatched in the same period of 2017.According to.....

Spain: Search for new mango varieties harvested in June

Mango cultivation is expanding in the province of Malaga. According to the Government of Andalusia, the acreage devoted to this fruit in the region already exceeds 3,200 hectares, with more than 3,110 in Malaga. In fact, mangoes are one of the big bets of Malaga-based producers. This has turned the province,.....

Spain: Andalusian avocado campaign closes with 15% lower volume

The rains recorded in spring prevented the feared drought in the Axarquía and producers are now working to get the Government of Andalusia to lift the restrictions on irrigation.Avocado cultivation has recorded an important growth in recent years and is starting to become an important sector for Andalusian.....

Disney branded coconuts hit on Shanghai import market

Shanghai Nongfu Fruits is adding Disney's Mickey Mouse image on the shell of young coconuts. "We have a plantation in Thailand and our coconuts come from there. After the harvest, the coconuts will be transported to China by sea and then distributed to major chain stores and wholesale markets, " says the.....

Peru avocado arrivals set to increase as season progresses

Arrivals of Peruvian avocados are trickling in and have been for the last few weeks. Cooler weather has meant the start of the season has been a little slower than usual, with light volumes. But this is set to change soon as significantly more volume is on the way."Avocado arrivals from Peru to North America.....

China wants to buy Dominican avocados

The Chinese-Dominican Chamber of Commerce, the Association for the Development of Ocoa (ADESJO), and the Association of Producers of Avocados of Ocoa (Aprao), held a meeting with dozens of Chinese producers and businessmen, which expressed the Asian market's interest in acquiring avocado from the Dominican.....

"Our export volume increases every year"

Uruguay wants to position its kakis in the European Union

Uruguay is still betting on placing kakis in the European Union in the counter season. This exotic fruit, which is originally from Asia and began to be produced on a commercial scale in the Uruguayan market more than 10 years ago, is gaining consumers.Augusto Corallo, the general manager of Fruticola Libertad,.....

Colombia will be able to export Hass avocado to Argentina

Colombia's ICA and Argentina's Senasa stated that Colombia will be able to export its hass avocado to Argentina. This gives this product a boost to continue having one of the biggest potentials for foreign trade.Producers interested in sending their product must comply with a work plan, which establishes a.....

First exports of Ecuadorian papaya to the US have been certified

After almost two decades of technical and legal procedures, the Ecuadorian papaya will enter the United States market. Agrocalidad delivered the final certification that allows the fruit to be shipped to the North American country.The Agency for Regulation and Control of Plant and Animal Health stated on.....

Price still low, but predicted to rise

China: Guangxi mangoes enter the market in large volumes

Various kinds of fruit are currently flooding the market. Guangxi is China's largest mango production area. Mango's enter the market in large volumes from mid- to late June. They are expected to arrive 7-12 days earlier than last year. The main production areas in Guangxi are distributed over Baise, Nanning,.....

Hainan is the first to export Chinese seedless lychees

One shipment of 1.12 tons of top-quality seedless lychees with a value of 50 thousand yuan [7,627 USD] recently passed through Haikou customs inspection. The shipment was transported from Hainan to Singapore. It was the first time that seedless lychees were exported from China.Source: Hainan Daily

Spain: Trops joins the World Avocado Organization

The agrarian transformation society TROPS, which brings together more than 2,300 avocado and mango producers from the province of Malaga, the Costa Tropical of Granada and other places in Spain and even Portugal, has become the first and only European producer and marketer to join the World Avocado.....

There was a good harvest but disappointing prices

China: What does the future hold for Hainan's fruits?

Recently, the fact that Hainan's mangoes, pineapples and lychees have been hard to sell, even at low prices, has attracted extensive attention. According to statistics of the Hainan agricultural department, this year, the cultivation area of Hainan mangoes was 810 thousand mu, with a production volume of 1,040.....

Innovative product promises to extend the shelf life of avocados

A North American company claims to have found a solution to extend the shelf life of avocados.Apeel Sciences has announced the development of an edible and invisible coating that works as a spray and that has attracted the interest even of Microsoft founder Bill Gates.As reported by Bloomberg, about 200.....

Great Giant Food plans to export pineapples to China

After successful transport of bananas to China, Great Giant Food is now exploring pineapple exports to China. Three subsidiary companies, Great Giant Pineapple, Nusantara Tropical Farm, and Sewu Segar Nusantara, all increased their retail volume this year.Michael Gultom, fresh fruit manager at Great Giant.....

Colombia seeks Mexican investment for its avocados

In order to identify business opportunities that generate employment and exports, ProColombia invited 25 members of the Association of Producers, Packers and Exporters of Avocado of Mexico (APEAM) to the country to evaluate the potential of the avocado sector.The Mexican producers, the only Cooperating Partner.....

The US proposes importing avocados from Ecuador

The US Embassy in Ecuador reported on June 21, that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the Department of Agriculture of that country (USDA) proposed allowing the entry of Ecuadorian fresh avocados to the United States.After a thorough review, APHIS scientists determined that the fresh.....

Hainan lychee export volume increased by 35%

Hainan Customs data shows that up until June 15th, 570 tons of lychees with a market value of 2.3 million USD smoothly passed through Haikou Customs inspections. These are respective increases of 35% and 59%.Source: Haikou Daily

Retailers of all sizes welcome to participate

Mango mania display contest kicks off

The National Mango Board (NMB) will host their annual Mango Mania Display Contest during the month of July. Retailers big and small have a chance to win big prizes. The NMB will also send a $15 digital gift card to each valid entry. Additionally, stores that include Tajín fruit seasoning will receive a second.....