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Monday, November 28, 2022

The influx of Vietnamese durians into China has intensified market competition

This year, Vietnamese durians were allowed to enter the Chinese market. Recently, Datuk Vincent Chan, executive director of Shanghai Youxiang Trading Co., Ltd., shared his insights on the durian market with Freshplaza. According to him: "Thai durian and Malaysian durian have different production seasons…

Phil Bird - Intergrow

“Europe and Asia are down 15-20% on volume, so we expect good demand for NZ onions"

The 2023 New Zealand onion season is looking very good. As many regions in the world like Europe and Asia are expecting less production. “Europe and Asia are down 15-20% on volume, so we expect good demand for high quality NZ onions,” said Phil Bird from Integrow Marketing. “The volume of onions from New…

The new variety will enter the commercial promotion period this year

"Zizuan" figs effectively prolong the storage period of fresh fruits

In recent years, in China, as the love for healthy functional fruits has gradually increased, consumers have become more and more aware of figs, and their demand is also increasing. However, the variety of figs on the market is relatively limited, and it is difficult to subdivide targeted varieties for…

Sembikiya, the temple of expensive fruit

18 grapes sold at €30 in Japan

Sembikiya can be defined as the most expensive fruit shop in the world. It is located in Tokyo, Japan and Tommaso Rossi, who lives and works in the capital, has shot a video inside it (click here to watch it). The store has been open since the late 1800s.   "I find myself in one of the most expensive places in Japan, which can be defined as…

Georgia starts importing potatoes as local stocks are running out

EastFruit analysts once again pay attention to the potato market in Georgia. Recall that Samtskhe-Javakheti, a key producing region, had a poor harvest this season, which led…

Container News analysis:

Freight rates on Indian trades hit new lows amid weakening demand

Container freight rates on major trades out of India have hit new lows in November amid falling cargo volumes, according to the latest market analysis by Container News. On…

Tomato prices in Uzbekistan have stabilized

In early November, EastFruit wrote about record-high prices for tomatoes in Uzbekistan. As of November 4, 2022, tomato prices were at the highest level, and wholesale prices…

Maharashtra, India

Food-tech venture Pluckk records $5 mln annualised revenue run rate in October

Pluckk, a fresh produce food-tech venture owned by Fruveggie Tech Pvt Ltd., has clocked record revenues of $5 million in a short span of time since its launch in January 2022,…

India's shippers feel the pinch as perishable exports are hit by freight tax

Perishables shippers in India have begun to feel the pinch from the additional Goods and Services Tax (GST) that became applicable on freight charges from 1 October.  Some trade…

Chinese farmers watch vegetables rot as zero-Covid measures disrupt transport

Harsh Covid restrictions are forcing Chinese farmers to destroy their crops because they are unable to sell their produce, highlighting the heavy economic toll of stringent…

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Elon Musk's SpaceX brings 'tomato seeds' to International Space Station

It seems that 'Cosmic Tomatoes' will be introduced into space. SpaceX is presently delivering new supplies to the International Space Station. The mission took off from NASA's…

European leek market recovers after dramatic year

"We can look forward to a decent leek price campaign"

After an extremely tough year, the European leek market seems to be recovering reasonably well this year. For Calsa, this winter vegetable is, by far, one of the main products…

International Asparagus Meeting at expoSE 2022

Productive meeting of international asparagus companies

For the first time, the "International Asparagus Meeting" was held in parallel with the asparagus and strawberry trade fair expoSE, both at Messe Karlsruhe, on 23.11.2022. There, experts from different European countries and North America, who are active in the cultivation and marketing of asparagus,…

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Spain’s Kimitec teams up with Yunong and BAAFS to design sustainable solutions for broccoli, lettuce, and Chinese cabbage

Bio-Chain project to develop greener solutions for Chinese vegetables

Kimitec’s MAAVi Innovation Centre has joined forces with Chinese vegetable producer Yunong and the Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (BAAFS) to develop sustainable solutions to boost the productivity of broccoli, lettuce, and Chinese cabbage without the use of chemicals that are…

Tomato prices in Uzbekistan have stabilized

In early November, EastFruit wrote about record-high prices for tomatoes in Uzbekistan. As of November 4, 2022, tomato prices were at the highest level, and wholesale prices…

Chinese farmers watch vegetables rot as zero-Covid measures disrupt transport

Harsh Covid restrictions are forcing Chinese farmers to destroy their crops because they are unable to sell their produce, highlighting the heavy economic toll of stringent…

Vegetable prices have come down at Koyambedu market in Chennai

The intense rains over the past few weeks in the state of Tamil Nadu have increased the vegetables production. As a result, the prices of various vegetables have come down at…

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Kenya managed to export 1,700 tons of avocados to China in past three months

Kenya has hit a record high of 1.7 million kilos of avocado exported to the Chinese market in the last three months. This means that the horticultural sector continues to post…

Malawi Alphonso mangoes arrive at APMC Navi Mumbai

The first consignment of 800 boxes of Malawi mangoes from Africa has arrived at the fruits market of the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) in Vashi. This is the…

The influx of Vietnamese durians into China has intensified market competition

This year, Vietnamese durians were allowed to enter the Chinese market. Recently, Datuk Vincent Chan, executive director of Shanghai Youxiang Trading Co., Ltd., shared his insights on the durian market with Freshplaza. According to him: "Thai durian and Malaysian durian have different production seasons…

The new variety will enter the commercial promotion period this year

"Zizuan" figs effectively prolong the storage period of fresh fruits

In recent years, in China, as the love for healthy functional fruits has gradually increased, consumers have become more and more aware of figs, and their demand is also increasing. However, the variety of figs on the market is relatively limited, and it is difficult to subdivide targeted varieties for…

January to September 2022

La Libertad leads exports of avocados, blueberries and asparagus

La Libertad is a region in northwestern Peru. Between January and September of this year, Peruvian avocado exports totaled US$911 million, of which La Libertad shipped US$299…

23 tons are heading out to Dubai

Rwanda to launch its first avocado sea freight shipment

Rwanda is set launch a sea freight shipment with avocados for the first time. According to the National Agricultural Export Development Board, the move sets out to meet the…

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South African early table grape export volumes trending lower than last season

The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) held the first bi-weekly marketing forum meeting for the 2022-2023 season, noting that early export volumes will be less than…

USDA

US cranberry harvest expected to be 5 percent larger in 2022

With the 2022 US cranberry harvest wrapping up just in time for Thanksgiving, this year’s crop is forecast to be 5 percent larger than last year’s crop. The 2022 cranberry crop is estimated at 7.44 million barrels but is expected to be smaller than in any of the previous three years (2018–20). Cranberry production, as…

Almost 60 percent crop increase on Ontario Honeycrisp this season

Ontario, Canada is welcoming a large apple crop for 2022-2023. “We have a big crop with good quality and growers are talking about exceptional color this year,” says grower Cathy McKay, chair of the Ontario Apple Growers. She notes that the crop overall is 29 percent bigger than last year and 20 percent…

Sembikiya, the temple of expensive fruit

18 grapes sold at €30 in Japan

Sembikiya can be defined as the most expensive fruit shop in the world. It is located in Tokyo, Japan and Tommaso Rossi, who lives and works in the capital, has shot a video inside it (click here to watch it). The store has been open since the late 1800s.   "I find myself in one of the most expensive places in Japan, which can be defined as…

Wholesale prices for “Moldova” grapes of 2022 harvest are unlikely to further grow

The quality of “Moldova” table grapes in Chisinau retail stores is noticeably degrading in November. You can still find high-quality Moldova grapes in retail markets in the…

The new yellow apple returns to the European market

The new yellow-skinned specialty in the apple segment has returned to the market to satisfy the most demanding consumers. Since the end of October the yello® apple, produced exclusively in Europe by the VOG and VIP Consortia, has been available again with its abundance of tropical aromas, juiciness and…

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