Global Focus Citrus

Egyptian citrus season about to kick off

"Production is rather large when it comes to Valencia oranges"

According to Egyptian fresh produce exporter Pyramids Agricultural Investment Co.’s business development manager Abdulla Tharwat, the Egyptian citrus export season is just around the corner: “The first of December will be the first day of exporting citrus in Egypt, according to the Plant Quarantine of…

Citrosuco launches unit for natural ingredients production for different industries

The Brazilian company Citrosuco, one of the largest orange juice producers in the world, responsible for 20% of the global product supply, just announced the launching of Evera, its new business unit that will produce natural ingredients for different industries through the means of reuse technology of…

Mandarin prices in Uzbekistan fell by 37 percent in a week

The average wholesale prices for mandarins in Uzbekistan have decreased by 37% over the last week. Despite the sharp decline, current wholesale prices are 31% higher than last…

Maharashtra

Estate for sweet lime research near Aurangabad to become reality soon

The proposed citrus estate in Aurangabad, aimed at cultivation and research in the field of sweet lime production, will probably become a reality soon. The State Agricultural…

November started with Spanish citrus fruits reaching some of the highest prices in recent years

The month of November started with the prices of Spanish citrus fruits showing the same trends as in the last week of October, as reported by the Ministry of Agriculture,…

Il Girasole Soc. Coop.

Calm start of the season for Sicilian Navelina oranges

“The 2022/23 Sicilian Navelina orange campaign is starting with a slight delay, but organoleptic qualities are excellent. There are currently no problems on a commercial level, as demand and supply seem balanced," reports Giovanni Scavo, sales manager at Girasole Soc. Coop.. Il Girasole is located in Paternò…

New Gaudí-style Serena orange box

The new Spanish orange season has started at Frukar. Thinking ahead to the future, this Dutch company has developed a new strong cardboard box for Serena oranges. It is in the style of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. "It's really up to what buyers prefer, packaging-wise. We have something for everyone. We…

Persistent drought slows down Nadorcott season in Morocco

Morocco is largely under the threshold of water shortage. Many crops, including Nadorcotts, are marking time but producers remain confident in the solidity of the industry. Mr. Youssef Maaouni, producer and exporter of Nadorcott in Agafay/Marrakesh, said: "This season, volumes will be lower than expected…

Amgad Nessem - Elteriak Farms

"We have had an exceptional season, both in terms of yield and challenges"

Confirming earlier reports, more Egyptian citrus growers celebrated an exceptional quality of harvest this season. Mr. Amgad Nessem, export manager of Elteriak Farms, said: "This season's harvest is characterized by very good quality and an abundance of medium-sized fruits. In Navel oranges, for example,…

High demand and satisfactory prices

Optimism remains high for the Comune clementines sales campaign

Martucci, a company from the southern Italian region of Apulia that has been packaging and marketing citrus since 1980, started the new season of Comune clementines last week. Sales director Daniele Martucci provided more details on the campaign. Sorting line for Comune clementines at Martucci's packing station…

Hans Tabak, Dutch Green:

"Spanish Navelina began late, so we're off to a good start right away"

Dutch Green, a wholesaler in Amsterdam, is not a fan of starting early. At least as far as citrus imports are concerned. On Friday, they received their first Navelina oranges from Cordero, Spain. "We're a week later than most, so we can guarantee top quality right away," says Hans Tabak. "Our shipping…

Biofruit Trading

Nicoló Sparacino, Biofruit Trading, on the Italian citrus season and the expansion of the retail division

"We must get used to Sicilian citrus hitting the market later"

The citrus season in the northern hemisphere is slowly picking up speed. However, the relatively high temperatures (about 20 degrees) have significantly slowed down the growth of citrus in Sicily, as Nicoló Sparacino, specialized organic citrus importer and managing director of Biofruit Trading, based in…

South Africa leads the pack with orange imports to EU

During October 2022 South Africa was the leading exporter of oranges to the European Union with 132 455 tons out of total imports from all countries of 157 821 tons for the…

Export volumes expected to pick up with later varieties

Later and slower start for Turkish citrus

There was a later start for the Turkish citrus this year, says Coskun Eren, marketing manager for Turkish fresh produce exporter Eren. He states that the higher prices at the start of the season didn’t really help with picking up the pace. “This year, the Turkish citrus season started two weeks later…

Favorable weather conditions to boost citrus season in Egypt

Egypt has enjoyed a "very successful" citrus flowering period, thanks to weather conditions. Mr Ahmed Serhan, CEO of Frutella, stated: "During the citrus' flowering season, we didn't have temperature fluctuations between day and night. We had less humidity and no fogging. Thanks to favorable weather…

Miguel Barber, of Pomelos MBC: "The acreage devoted to grapefruit in Spain is growing too fast"

Higher and stable prices for Spanish grapefruit due to low market supply

The Spanish grapefruit campaign kicked off in mid-October, later than usual, and with a lower production, resulting in higher and more stable prices than last season. According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA), the grapefruit harvest could reach 75,394 tons. This is…

José Martinez, Enbata Fruits:

“Lack of volumes on the citrus market”

The campaign of Spanish citrus fruit hasn’t really started yet, according to José Martinez of Enbata Fruits. The company specializes in the marketing of Spanish fruit in France. “Because of the drought and the heatwaves, the season started a lot later this year. At the moment, we only have clementines…

“Nadorine, Naturally Low Seed®”

New quality label for the Moroccan Nadorcott

The Moroccan Nadorcott has a new quality label, “Nadorine, Naturally Low Seed®”, allowing it to highlight its territory of origin, while guaranteeing the exceptional nature and authenticity of this 100% natural mandarin variety. Created and launched in 2022 at the initiative of the Association of…

FreshPlaza November Global Focus on Citrus

In November FreshPlaza will be focussing on citrus. Are you a grower, importer or exporter of these products? We would love to hear from you. You can send us some information or we can call you for an interview, just let us know. You can contact info@freshplaza.com     MarketingWould you like to get some extra promotion for your…


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