Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Growers hope for better pricing on rambutan this season

As it ramps up for next month’s rambutan season, growers and shippers are hoping for a better season than the one that contended with early COVID-19 last year. Harvest begins on Guatemalan rambutan next month.  Prime Tropics begins harvesting and shipping rambutan from Guatemala next month. It’s there the…

Mexican grape pricing strong while imports vary greatly

Mexican grape production has begun out of Jalisco, Mexico. George Matoian of Fresh Farms in Kingsburg, CA says it started its grape harvest approximately two weeks ago with all the major varieties of green seedless along with Cotton Candy grapes. “We’ll also have red seedless grapes available in future…

Chilean citrus season projects volume increase to the U.S. market

In its initial forecast for the 2021 season, the Chilean Citrus Committee of ASOEX estimates a six percent increase in citrus exports, encompassing navels, lemons and easy peelers (clementines and mandarins). With a total citrus forecast of 387,000 tons, Chile expects to ship roughly 85 percent of all…

Club apple brand teams up with upcoming DreamWorks film

JAZZ™ apples are joining an epic adventure thanks to an exclusive new partnership with the new DreamWorks Animation film, Spirit Untamed. The film, which arrives in theaters June 4, 2021, is the next chapter in DreamWorks Animation’s franchise that began with the 2002 Oscar-nominated film Spirit:…

AgroFresh appoints Clinton A. Lewis Jr. as CEO

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc., a global player in produce freshness solutions, today announced that Clinton A. Lewis Jr. has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and to the…

Oahu. Hawaii

Dole fined $20,000 for safety risks posed by Wahiawa Dam

On Friday, Hawaii’s land board has fined the Dole Food Company Hawaii $20,000 for failing to safely maintain the Wahiawa dam. The more than a century-old dam – that protects…

April 30

Apple quality solutions and market trends discussed at Quality Summit

Hazel Technologies, Inc. announces the first ever virtual Apple Quality Summit. The one-hour event will be held on Friday April 30th and feature keynote speakers from across the industry ahead of the 2021 Northern American apple season. “Apples are a powerhouse within fruit — the second largest behind…

Retail promotions and new vertical packaging for golden kiwi season

Zespri begins shipping its kiwifruit from New Zealand mid-May. Leading the sales growth is SunGold, which is now Zespri's #1 largest and top-growing kiwifruit. Shoppers can locate SunGold in the produce section with its newly designed vertical packaging, which is stackable and easier to merchandise. “Our…

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Due to eruption La Soufrière volcano

St Vincent: Deputy PM says agricultural region in northeast is destroyed

According to Deputy Prime Minister of St Vincent & the Grenadines, Montgomery Daniel, the agriculture sector is now non-existent on the eastern side of the La Soufrière volcano. The volcano erupted last Friday. The PM visited the area on Sunday, reporting to Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves that the…

High adaptation to Colima and Michoacán growing regions

New lemon variety Lise developed

The National Institute of Forestry, Agricultural, and Livestock Research (INIFAP) developed Lise, a Mexican lemon that has high yields, better characteristics, and high adaptation to the producing…

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Mexican grape pricing strong while imports vary greatly

Mexican grape production has begun out of Jalisco, Mexico. George Matoian of Fresh Farms in Kingsburg, CA says it started its grape harvest approximately two weeks ago with all the major varieties of green seedless along with Cotton Candy grapes. “We’ll also have red seedless grapes available in future…

Erik Kieftenburg, MJ Pronk, the Netherlands:

"Currently more challenging to buy than sell apples"

There's a vast difference between the current apple and pear markets. That's according to Erik Kieftenburg of MJ Pronk in the Netherlands. "When it comes to apples, we're short of everything. Buying is currently more challenging than selling. There aren't large Elstar volumes any more." "And Jonagold…

Stefano Lugli

The time has come to only think about protected fruit orchards

After the frost of mid-March 2021, the frost of the past week caused serious damage to the fruit-growing potential of northern Italy. Stefano Lugli, experimenter at the University of Modena and Reggio and breeder of some of the most renowned cherry varieties, illustrates his point of view.   "I believe the time…

The state produced more than 91,000 tons of melons in 2020

Michoacan, one of Mexico's three-largest melon producers

The state of Michoacan established itself as one of the main melon-producing entities in Mexico. According to data from the Agrifood and Fisheries Information Service (SIAP),…

Club apple brand teams up with upcoming DreamWorks film

JAZZ™ apples are joining an epic adventure thanks to an exclusive new partnership with the new DreamWorks Animation film, Spirit Untamed. The film, which arrives in theaters June 4, 2021, is the next chapter in DreamWorks Animation’s franchise that began with the 2002 Oscar-nominated film Spirit:…

Cabrero, Chile

More than 4.28 mln boxes of blueberries destined for US inspected as of March 31

At the SAG / USDA - APHIS / ASOEX Phytosanitary Inspection Site in Cabrero, more than 4.28 mln boxes of fresh blueberries destined for the United States were inspected as of…

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