- Crop specialist Horticulture (Roses)
- North American Salesperson - Leamington (Ontario) Canada
- Commercial Manager | Fresh Produce | Kenya
- Technical Sales Agronomist - Switzerland
- International Retail Account Manager Fruit
- (Senior) Sourcing Manager Fruit
- Territory Account Manager - Texas, Colorado, and the Toronto/Niagara area of Canada
- National Development Manager, Bravo(TM) Apples - Australia
- Greenhouse Head Grower and Manager - Canada
- Greenhouse operations manager - Canada
Top 5 -yesterday
- Booming South African blueberry industry eyes Asian markets
- Opportunities in the US market come from the great marketing done by the citrus community
- Almost everybody is happy with the new Tomato Suspension Agreement
- Zirkle Fruit to lay off 300 workers in Prosser, WA
- Polish blueberry season recovering, work force needed for manual harvesting
Top 5 -last week
Top 5 -last month
- Enormous, but strange avocado
- Will Asia Fruit Logistica take place in September? Trade show organization offers participants option in December
- Avocado market expected to tighten in coming weeks
- "India can have its place in the avocado growing industry"
- Potato prices double due to shortage in Europe
Guatemala: First shipment of finger limes to Europe
Edilson Hernández, of Prime Tropics, explains that "this first shipment to Madrid is the company's first approach to the international market, but by 2018 we will have our 10 hectares devoted to finger lime production at full capacity, so we hope to have better quality fruit available all year round."
Prime Tropics "started the production of finger limes in the framework of a diversification program with tropical fruit, but we saw that there was a growing demand and a great lack of producers dedicated to this product, so we decided to fill that gap in the market. Besides, the product has a high economic value."
In addition to finger limes, Prime Tropics will also be supplying Hermanos Montes, of MercaMadrid, with rambutan and achacha, so Hernández is convinced that "our agreement to market our exotic products in Spain will be very beneficial for all, in addition to our introduction in the European market."
The finger lime is of Australian origin and in many places it is starting to be known as citrus caviar. It is becoming very popular as an ingredient for exotic dishes and drinks and many chefs are starting to use it in their gourmet dishes.
The company Prime Tropics has 10 hectares planted with this product and plans to expand its acreage to 20 hectares. The crops are cultivated at 3 different altitudes in Guatemala, allowing production to be available all year round.
For more information:
T. (502) 57000052
Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here
Other news in this sector:
- 2018-11-30 California: Adequate domestic lemon supplies available
- 2018-11-29 "Trade of Moroccan citrus on free market very difficult"
- 2018-11-28 "Spain could consolidate as one of China's main orange suppliers"
- 2018-11-27 Larger volume of Greek citrus for Eastern Europe
- 2018-11-26 Organic citrus in transition in North America
- 2018-11-23 "Spanish supply consolidates as complement to imported limes"
- 2018-11-22 "Demand for lemons drops before December"
- 2018-11-21 France: "The citrus market is slow"
- 2018-11-20 Northern California mandarin growers donate fruit to fire victims
- 2018-11-19 "California and Mexico both producing small-sized lemons"
- 2018-11-16 Italy: Uncertain orange market
- 2018-11-15 Citrus scientist providing faster-growing citrus trees with micro-budding
- 2018-11-14 China: Excessive supply of pomelo forces price down
- 2018-11-13 Positive expectations for the lemons from Siracusa
- 2018-11-12 “Our goal is to preserve Indian River grapefruit”
- 2018-11-09 "Corsican Clementines are off to a good start"
- 2018-11-08 "We expect even more growth in mandarins for next season"
- 2018-11-07 Citrus supplier kicks off Spanish and Moroccan clementine season
- 2018-11-06 "Rain affecting Mexican lime production, but prices keep dropping"
- 2018-11-05 “Early start with Brazilian limes in the Netherlands”