Cherry season had passed its peak

The cherry season had apparently passed its peak: Deliveries were becoming limited, as were the accommodation facilities. And the quality also left more and more to be desired. Native Kordia and Regina prevailed, but their presence had diminished. Nevertheless, demand could usually be met without effort. As a result of the inconsistent organoleptic properties, a rather wide price range established itself in some places.

Overall, however, quotations tended upwards in most cases; price reductions were only rarely recorded. Turkish goods became cheaper and also had to contend with a decline in quality, which is why they did not always generate sufficient demand; surpluses could not always be avoided. Unloadings from Belgium, Poland, the Netherlands and Greece did not go beyond a supplementary status. They, too, were often discounted due to limited attention and poor quality. In Frankfurt, very appealing domestic KIR Lamour as well as Dönissen's Gelbe Knorpelkirsche appeared; the latter was offered at 4,- € per kg. Canadian products also appeared there, which cost up to 75,- € per 5 kg box in the 32/34 mm size.

The season had apparently passed its peak: Deliveries were limited, as were the accommodation possibilities. And the quality also left more and more to be desired. Local Kordia and Regina predominated, but their presence had diminished. Turkish goods became cheaper.

New Zealand Braeburn, Royal Gala as well as South African Granny Smith and Chilean Tenroy Gala formed the basis of the assortment. Other varieties from the countries mentioned complemented the product range. Demand increased for domestic summer apples in particular. At the Frankfurt Fresh Produce Centre, the early apple Julia was added to the range.

Imports from overseas still predominated, but their importance obviously decreased: South Africa provided mainly trout and Packham's Triumph, from Chile mainly Abate Fetel and trout. In the sector of the European assortment, the deliveries gained noticeably in strength: Italian and Spanish Carmen. New arrivals included Italian Santa Maria.

Turkish sugar apricots predominated. French, Spanish and Italian deliveries followed in terms of importance. Products from Serbia, the Republic of Moldova and Greece rounded off the picture. Domestic articles also appeared on a few occasions. In general, demand had decreased due to the bad weather.

South African imports dominated. Spanish Verna lost market share and was in such short supply in some places that Argentinean deliveries had to step into the breach. Spanish fruit became more expensive in some places.

The holiday season had noticeably limited the accommodation possibilities, sales faltered in some places. Interest was satisfied without difficulty. Quotations generally remained at the level of the previous week.

Domestic batches predominated and were available in some places like a monopoly. Dutch and Polish batches supplemented. As a result of slightly limited availability and increased incoming demands, quotations tended slightly upwards overall.

German products dominated. There were also Dutch offers for iceberg lettuces and Belgian offers for lettuces. However, the imports only had a complementary character. Business was quiet and there were no major upsets.

Domestic, Dutch and Belgian snake cucumbers formed the basis of the range. Quotations developed very inconsistently: Berlin reported constant valuations for the entire range. In Munich, reductions were observed for the larger domestic calibres and shortly before the weekend also for the Belgian offers.

The range of goods consisted of Belgian, Dutch, domestic and Italian deliveries. Overall, availability was slightly limited. Business went smoothly. The quality was generally convincing. No clear line was discernible with regard to quotations.

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Dutch offers dominated, Turkish, Polish and Belgian products complemented the market. Domestic products arriving sporadically played only a subordinate role. With regard to marketing, no special occurrences were noted. Turkish imports were sometimes in short supply.


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