Cédric Geens, W. Jockheere

"Florida grapefruit a little late to market, thanks to Hurricane Dorian”

“We are currently in an intermediate phase when it comes to fruit. A week ago, we ended with the summer fruit. In recent weeks, we still had an outstanding period of Spanish melons and stone fruit. Now, however, that has completely run its course," says Cédric Geens of the Belgian importer, W. Jonckheere.

“The citrus and pomegranate season has not really started yet. There are some mandarins on the market. The larger production volumes are, however, are still making us wait a little."

Cédric Geens and Stefan Adriani of W. Jonckheere.

The mango season is going well at the moment. "The Spanish mango season has begun again. We have different varieties of these mangos in our range. The quality and demand are good. This means the prices are excellent for this time of year," continues Cédric.

“Spanish avocados will come onto the market soon. The Spaniards have succeeded with these. Demand is still very high, and the supply very low. It also does not look like the market will turn around any time soon."

Florida grapefruit
“This year, the Florida grapefruit season started a bit later than usual. At the end of this week or beginning of next week, we will, if all goes well, receive the first volumes. The season started late because of Hurricane Dorian. This force of nature swept through the area recently. I think the damage will be greater than expected. But we will have nice volumes of grapefruit available within a few weeks again," concludes Geens.

For more information:
Cédric Geens
W. Jockheere
Tel: +32 (0) 224 26 103

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