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Sector | Vegetables

Ontario green asparagus season to start May 5

Bioplants' Inouï microfoams now available in all Metro stores in France:

“From being listed in 5 retail stores to 99”

Local greenhouse tomatoes have arrived in the Ukrainian market

Japan: Fresh vegetable market update 2024

Japanese fresh vegetable market was estimated at 13.6 million tons in 2022

“The crème de la crème of South African tomatoes just aren’t there”

Dean Taylor with Mastronardi Produce:

“There is always a high level of excitement when we launch a new Bombs variety”

Rising fruit and vegetable prices in Israel: a growing concern

Russia has seen a 10% increase in vegetable and fruit imports since the beginning of the year

Specialty growers doing spring preparations at Illinois farms

Vermont farms are still recovering from last year's flooding

Slightly later start for California bell peppers

The Tomato Contact Group met in Almería:

Balancing the market's competition conditions is a priority for the European tomato sector

Labour pledges to give supermarket salad growers in Harlow their future back

Hugo Jongejan, Chicory Farm LOF:

"Chicory prices fluctuate, but availability will stay limited the whole season"

Pesticide levels in imported produce are a concern in the U.S.

Dominiek Noppe, Vergro:

"Good prices, but the Netherlands has more pears in stock than one might think"

Kazakhstan: Jetysay farmers export first cabbage harvest

Zambian cassava farmers see success with disease-free cuttings

Sophie Thill, Les Paysans de Rougeline:

“Red Label tomatoes with great taste!”

Junior farmers get involved in harvesting 'Snackables'

Central Visayas region, Philippines

Impact of extreme heat on vegetable prices in Cebu City

Kolkata endures elevated temperatures, affecting vegetable sales

The situation from the point of view of an Apulian grower

"Organic asparagus is selling well at the moment"

Organic vegetable demand expected to pick up with warmer temperatures

Recent stormy weather had little effect on South Africa’s baby veg exports

Vietnamese chili exports to China sees upsurge in March

Why tomatoes are considered vegetables in the US

Kazakhstan: the Keless cabbage exported to megacities

Lively demand for green asparagus from Emilia-Romagna

Vicent Bataller, from FlorFruits:

"The demand has led us to expand our pumpkin acreage by 35%"

New COO at NatureSweet

Over 5,000 tons of fresh produce were imported to Primorye, Russia from China

Minnesota carrot program expands

"It wasn't a good campaign for any of Almeria's tomato varieties"

Marchfelder Bio-Edelpilze GmbH

Multi-tiered organic gourmet mushroom cultivation in cleanroom facilities


"I believe that more consumers are foregoing imported asparagus"

SanLucar and Galbani:

Spanish and Italian companies brings mozzarella cheese and tomatoes to German plates

Nikgroup Farm to establish tomato and pepper farms in Akuse, Ghana

Hnos. Catalán Ibáñez, from El Gerriko:

"We have managed to advance the start of the white asparagus production by two months"

Man made a flute out of a carrot and it works perfectly

© Gemüsehof Mayr
Upper Austria: Gemüsehof Mayr plans new production facility for 2,000 tons of vegetables

"Creating appropriate framework conditions aims to secure the continuation of domestic production"

"60 hectares of hydroponic greenhouses by 2028"

Impact of rainfall on UK vegetable supply

UK vegetable buyers turn to Israeli carrots to meet demand

Landgard eG
Asparagus update - Week 15:

"Initial forecasts vary"

Alberto Jurado, General Director of Las Marismas:

Andalusia's largest industrial tomato producing cooperative resumes cultivation after two long years of severe drought


“Our volumes of Spanish eggplants are increasing”

"Lower European tomato production provided Turkish tomatoes an opportunity"

Is ToBRFV weakening in Morocco?

Why are vegetarian meals on planes so bad?

Uzbekistan increases fruit and vegetable exports to Russia by almost 1.8 times in Q1

Rosselkhoznadzor allows the import of fresh products from Gagauzia into Russia

Japanese Ministry of Agriculture grants new approval for broccoli solutions

Japanese researchers create eggplants with high beta-carotene content

Stephen McCormack - McCormack Family Farms:

"A wrong decision for the sake of just getting crop in the fields could end up a very costly mistake"

Nairobi, Helsinki, and Abeto:

Semillas Fitó introduces three new Dutch cucumber varieties with exclusive SmartQ genetics

Ruff-Häring GbR Gemüsebau
Franken: Early start to the open ground radish harvest

"The winter season saw an abundance of affordable radishes from Italy"

Grell Naturkost GmbH & Co. KG
New chicory variety Schriek receives bioverita certification

"High disease resistance and attractive appearance"

Looking at vegetable intake and cancer risk reduction

André Dippenaar – DW Fresh

Loadshedding causes state of profound flux in the vegetable market

Heat impacts supply of leafy greens in Pune

Tomato industry stakeholders respond to Florida’s appeal for protectionist policies

South Africa witnessed 7.6% decrease in vegetable export earnings in 2023

Which Spanish province grows the most carrots?

1,100+ visitors at Dutch company's open day

The changing landscape of the pickling cucumber industry

Despite falling volumes:

Morocco continues to increase revenue from fresh vegetable exports

JERSA Fruchtimport GmbH
Garlic importer Jörg Sturmberg on the past season

"In all Spanish growing regions, a lot of money has been lost"

The most expensive vegetable is becoming more popular, at 1,000 euro per kg

New sweet peppers meet growing demand for fresh snack options

Supermarkets' rejection of pomegranates and tomatoes spotlights food waste within the supply chain

Thulani Magida - Juta Agritech:

Competing meaningfully in the vegetable market

Red fruit carrot appeals to new customer segment


Green chilli prices hit lows in Khulna, Magura, Sylhet, and Lalmonirhat

World Vegetable Map 2024:

Turbulent times for the global vegetable sector

Nigel Clare - Peloton Produce

"The amount of moisture in the ground is giving the optimum growing conditions"

Ginés Navarro, Chief Operations Officer at Agridemur:

"The low prices of first-class vegetables have led to a 15-20% drop in the consumption of processed products"

"F1 Carreras and much more from Harmoniz":

The round cluster tomato takes over the Fondi area in Lazio

Small vegetable breeder specializes in pointed peppers and black tomato variety

Ruud Slagter, Fa P.N. Slagter:

"Unprecedented early start for high-risk winter cauliflower and winter romanesco crops"

Isaac Petràs, from Bolets Petràs: "We are about to kick off the cep mushroom season"

"Due to climate change, we have a broader and more uneven playing field than ever before in our sector"

Open Day in Campohermoso, Níjar:

Gavilán, the first tomato from GapGen Seeds with resistance to the rugose virus

Cristiana Furiani from Geofur: "We will present another product at Macfrut"

Fresh-cut radicchio conquers the foreign market

Danielle Chambaraud, Asperges du Blayais

“The PGI label really makes a difference during campaigns like this one!”

Rooted in change: Ukraine’s table beet price decline

New Texas greenhouse in the spotlight at VIVA Fresh

Ukraine to see a decrease in white cabbage cultivation areas


Carrot harvest 2023 drops by 3 percent compared to the previous year

A revolutionary machine to harvest broccoli

Pilzhof Nettetal
Dieter Dömges from Pilzhof Nettetal:

"The retail sector has sent a clear signal and will currently not accept any price increases"

Turkmenistan tomatoes are gaining ground in foreign markets

Greenhouse grown Romaine lettuce back in stores this spring

Rising imports of fruit and vegetables in Greece

1.08 million euros allocated to Ukrainian agribusinesses for orchard and greenhouse development

Winter vegetables making way for lettuce

The ANPCA presented the 2024 Strategic Plan for the Spanish Garlic Sector

French cauliflower production and prices are down

Wouter Willems, ZON:

"Retailers in search of bell peppers, but supply still limited"

Lucie Gemain, Maïsadour

White asparagus attracts new growers in southwestern France

Prices of imported tomatoes up in Ukraine

Philippe Jean, Cofruid’Oc

“Homogeneous green asparagus production in a balanced market”

Ukrainian mini-carrot manufacturer saturates the domestic market and plans to export

Challenges persist in Ukrainian fruit and vegetable sector cooperation

Nearly 450,000 tons of citrus were imported to Novorossiysk, Russia in the first quarter

Conserving two Olympic-sized swimming pools of water annually

Verdant Technologies and Sobeys partner on iceless broccoli

Franc Goertz, Goertz Asperges:

"Good asparagus prices should continue for now; production levels haven't yet normalized"

The import of Uzbek veggies to alleviate Kazakh mid-season shortage

Köckerling GmbH & Co. KG
Henrik Rolf from Köckerling & Co.

"German fresh-cut market seems to move in two opposite directions"

An Apulian grower explains the situation

Slow start for asparagus but upturn in sight

Michigan State University looks at asparagus emergence

California finishing up organic garlic season

Francisco Sabio, Manager of Hortirecursos:

"The cherry-on-the-vine and specialty varieties can set us apart"

Léo Vaillant, Gautier Semences

“Our priority is to develop resistant and productive varieties”

Azerbaijan's tomato exports surge: driven by seasonal dynamics and Russian demand

Fabian Kummer from Schmitterhof:

"Swiss asparagus has earned itself a high standing"

Hof Johannßen / Kohl Direkt
Dirk Johannßen from Kohl Direkt in Dithmarschen:

"Cabbage prices have dropped by five euros per 100 kilograms since January"

Antonio Tuccillo, Agrimpex Farming:

"Lack of dry garlic on the Spanish and Italian markets"

Produced by Ortofrutta Castello (Italy) from Lamboseed varieties

Il Rustico, an asparagus with a wild flavor

15 Granada cooperatives kick off a positive green asparagus season

Notification of intent to continue the vegetable and fresh potato EPPR levies

Movement of green onions to improve post-Holy Week

Lithuanian vegetable market faces challenges from Russian produce

Potato sector in particular is facing challenges

Irish farmers warned that soil conditions will worsen amid heavy rain

Hiiros Tomatoes earn Good Housekeeping’s 2024 Best Snack Award

New edible mushroom species discovered in India

Economic benefits of asparagus cultivation in Ukraine

Nico Schaft (888 Fruit Company): "Good demand despite the cold weather"

Pioneer has South African pumpkins again

Baldor Specialty Foods adds commercially licensed, legally grown, Water Spinach to its lineup

Russian Government approves duty-free import of up to 100,000 tons of tomatoes until May 31