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Sector | Fruit

"Chilean stone fruit exports have reached record levels"

Pricing pressure on California’s cherry crop this season

California grape season may avoid another late start

Zimbabwe eyes the Chinese market for blueberry exports

Sebastian Ochoa:

“New blueberry plantation expansion in China is very huge”

Indian Congress candidate outlines priorities for agricultural sector

Fresh deciduous fruit annual - South Africa

SA exports of deciduous fruit in MY 2023/24 increased due to higher production


“As of May 1st, 2024, French cherry production is estimated to have increased by 12%”

DG agri dashboard: apples

EU calculated apples prices in April at €92 per 100 kgs

National Retail Report - specialty crops

Graduation and Memorial Day celebrations the main fresh produce promotions seen in U.S. stores

NZ fresh deciduous fruit semi-annual

Substantial drop in New Zealand’s apple planted area in 2023/2024

Loli Rodríguez, from Unica Fresh:

"Watermelon campaigns with such high prices at this time of year are very rare"

Domestic melon season sees a more historical start

Turkish blueberry planting areas have grown by 50%

Al Wroten, founder of Global Produce Sales

Watermelon farming as a multi-generational endeavor in Florida

Import cherries and apricots to Russian regions undergo inspection


Analysts look into impact of May frosts on blueberry and raspberry crops

Fruit growers and traders in Kashmir face losses due to plummeting rates

Lliyana Karaulanova - Diva Agro

"We grow many different varieties of cherries to extend our season"

Limited pricing and labour shortages

Challenging start to the sweet cherry season in Kherson, Ukraine

Kazakhstani farmers struggle to sell strawberry harvest amidst import surge

"A good growing pot is necessary for blueberry production"

Looking over the 2023-2024 U.S. apple season

The Valencian Community will harvest 54% more stone fruit than last season

New label to differentiate California grown, sweet blackberry

Nico Veldhoen, Staay Food Group:

"Good volumes of Spanish nectarines, but peaches and cherries are currently experiencing a dip"

Henk Vlaeminck, Van Dijk Foods:

"Desire for new products and good weather boosts demand for Spanish stone fruit"

Ukrainian strawberry prices surge amidst lower temperatures

Moldova takes up to a quarter of EU’s plum imports in 2023

Genetic blueberry varieties, adapted to different climates, made Peru a top exporter

Estonian strawberries will soon appear at Tallinn and Tartu markets

Tesco, Aldi, and Sainsburys top buyers of BAPL apples in April 2024

“Heavy rains so far, have made exporting table grapes from Brazil unfeasable in this first semester”

“Brazilian production and export of apples not affected by floods in Rio Grande do Sul”

Abnormal weather leads to drop in South Korean watermelon yield


"The area planted with licensed grape varieties far exceeds that of traditional grapes in Peru"

BAPL welcomes announcement of much-needed government funding for UK apple and pear growers

Stone fruits hit hard as well

Devastating frosts lead to significant blueberry losses in Ukraine

Dutch-Turkish collaboration in the soft fruit sector

Eric Tastayre, Apifood

“The plum market should be balanced this year”

Mónica Tierno, from Agrupación de Cooperativas del Jerte: "volumes will increase next week"

"There is more demand for cherries than supply at the moment"

Huelva's strawberry campaign enters its final stretch with higher prices

Mehri Ahmadova - Berry Blue

“70% of our production goes for export as it is quite a new product in Azerbaijan"

This year, Washington state will likely be the latest cherry production region in North America

Sicilian grapes - good start for Victoria and Black Magic

Michigan peach growers face economic strain from warm winter

José Aurelio García, manager of Explum:

"Plum production may drop by around 25% this year in Extremadura"

Kölla kicks off a promising 2024 cherry season in five European countries

Turkish cherry season anticipated to be much better than the last two years

Karl Haegeli Erben AG
Marco Haegeli from Zürcher Engrosmarkt:

"At the end of May, we will start with smooth-skinned Jolly melons, which are very popular in Switzerland"

Bostock Group sells conventional apple orchards to Scales Corporation

Hoping to bridge critical gaps in food safety protocols

Agilent technologies partners with ICAR-NRCG in India

Eight farmworkers lose their lives in Florida bus crash

Watermelon plantings up possibly this season

Frost devastated plum harvests in several regions of Ukraine

Peter van Haaften, Van Haaften Fruit:

"After a year with favorable top fruit prices, I hope growers won't become overconfident"

Peeling away a cause of food loss

“This range will enable us to be present on the market all year round”

Lovita presents its new processed products

Tony Derwael, of Bel'Export:

"Sales were delayed for too long, resulting in a saturated market"

The Jerte cherry season kicks off with the certification of the first Navalinda

Jacob Aktalan, MG Fruit:

"Strong demand for Moroccan Dumara watermelons"

Melinda has shipped 22 tons with the help of DCS Tramaco

Red Delicious apples shipped to India using controlled atmosphere

Luciano Fiszman with Gourmet Trading Company

“High demand for blueberries is driven by strong supply and great quality”

Fresh deciduous fruit semi-annual

Chilean table grape production and exports expected to total 630,000 tons in MY 2023/24

Eco-friendly strawberry harvest is in full swing in Tajikistan

Positive outlook for Caderechas Valley cherries

"Our cherries leave no one indifferent"

Euro 2024: no fruit for fans, sausages get pricey

Afghanistan explores new export markets for fresh produce

Hailstorm impacts agriculture in north Kashmir and Himachal

Cherry season in Himachal Pradesh starts well, after a delay

Xinjiang's fruits make inaugural journey on express trucks to Kazakhstan

Parliamentary Secretary Badawey announces funding for Ontario Tender Fruit Growers to develop climate resilient fruit varieties

New research results for climate-resilient apples in Canada

Frost damages 100% of Lleida's mountain apple production

Fruit South Africa -

A shared South African industry-government vision makes for promising economics

Namibia's fruit sector seeks growth amid challenges

Blue dream – Ukraine sets historic blueberry export record

Seasonal sweet cherries: prices and offers in different regions of Russia

Spring frosts causing pollination problems for some of the Polish apple orchards

Ukrainian farmers in the Kherson region expand watermelon cultivation areas

Grape yield crisis in Tamil Nadu due to high temperatures

Table grape producers in South Africa and Namibia grow winning varieties

“There will be enough volumes of Polish blueberries this year, despite these frosts"

Stone fruit campaign kicks off in Lleida

"We have strengthened our sales team to give organic stone fruit a boost at the national level"

The award-winning company has over 17,000 employees

With operations in Peru, Mexico and Morocco, Agrovision Corp. aims to achieve year-round blueberry supply

U.S. apple storage up by 34 percent compared to May 2023

Chile wraps up shipments of newer varietal grapes

Herbert Widmann GmbH
Widmann launches new blueberry brand named 'Hey Berry'

"An attractive design contributes to instant recognition and attention"

“The demand for flat peaches from Spain grows every year”

China opens its doors to fresh cherries from Hungary and Kyrgyzstan

Australia sees start of envy apple season

Sweet cherry in Greece hit new price records

Kurt Livingston - Fern Ridge Fresh

“Particularly the larger sizes have been popular as they are in high demand"

Wimbledon spectators will find larger and more flavorful strawberries

Large quantities of Greek apples could go unsold

The latest decision on the decade-long dispute between the Wild Pink and Pink Lady brands

Eloy Buenadicha Cobos, from Sol del Valle:

"In about 15 days, we will have fruit of caliber +32 available for marketing in trays"

Driscoll's Maroc is building a berry processing plant in Larache

Week 19 Fruit Wholesale Market Report

Durian prices continue their downward trend, while apples are now available in small-sized packaging

Southern Region news release

Florida utilized avocado production for 2023 totaled 10,550 tons

José Casas, from Frutas Ponti: "We expect a very good stone fruit campaign in Bajo Cinca"

"Packaging requirements are causing some uncertainty for stone fruit exports to France"

Kissabel apples, a season of growth for the Southern Hemisphere

30 years of Angus Soft Fruit

‘Run your business like you are going to run it for 100 years’

Jan van Genderen, Royal Berry:

“Even though the weather’s becoming increasingly extreme, clients often want perfect products”

Early reports indicate British Columbia could produce larger apples this season


Apple utilized production in Oregon and Washington up 25 percent from 2022

Carlos Echeveste, of Grupo Frutaria:

"This year, we started the cherry campaign with lower volumes in the first weeks"

Growers will need to manage vineyards to mitigate potential long-term damage

Indian heatwave could have an impact on long term grape productivity

Optimism for Alabama's strawberry and peach crops

NASS releases numbers on New England berry, tree fruit and grape crop

May 18 and 19

Celebrating all things strawberry at this year’s California Strawberry Festival

Program acquisition in grape category

April rains unevenly affected Lleida's cherry crops

New line of Regenerative Organic Certified blueberries introduced

Welcoming fresh crop apples and year-round offerings

Citrus and persimmon harvests might also suffer

Flooding will certainly affect fruit production in Rio Grande do Sul

Russia interested in increasing imports of Uzbek fruits and vegetables

Serbia gains green light for blueberry exports to China

The good news: they are well worth the wait

British strawberry season delayed due to weather

"Turkish cherry production will be at its peak this season"

Joël Boyer, Boyer

“French melons will arrive late this year”

USPA Fruit:

Frosts cause Ukrainian apple harvest to be about 10 to 20 percent lower than usual

Jan Engelen, Coöperatie Hoogstraten:

"After a slow spring, our 'Week of Hoogstraten' coincides nicely with the first major peak in volumes"

Strong California strawberry supplies throughout the coming months

“I have mixed feelings about the current apple prices"

Higher production for Greek watermelons compared to 2023

The exclusive Japanese OKU Berry strawberry arrives in Spain

Plummeting apple prices lead to halted packing operations in Kashmir