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Seedless varieties of table grapes are being prepared for planting in Uzbekistan

Seedless varieties of table grapes of foreign selection will be planted in Uzbekistan. Seedlings of seven varieties of foreign selection of table grapes are currently grown…

David Posner - Awe Sum Organics

Awe Sum Organics’ winter organic table grapes to arrive soon

Awe Sum Organics, one of the largest importer of organic table grapes from the Southern Hemisphere has begun the 10th season of their organic Peruvian winter table grape program. Awe Sum Organics helps to fill the winter organic fruit void with high-quality organic table grapes from early December, when…

Used by one third of California grape growers

Shelf-life extension technology reduces brown stems in grapes

Since commercializing their flagship shelf-life extension technology in 2016, Hazel Tech’s Hazel 100™ has proven to be very effective in the table grape category. “Our technology continues to drive a lot of value for grape growers/packers/shippers/importers, and retailers,” says Hazel Tech’s Mario…

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…

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…

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Aartsen: "Our branding key to growth in Asia"

"We import from and cooperate with farms in different countries to jointly develop markets. The farms are managed according to their own strict standards which are defined by the growers. We brand the high-quality harvests and import them into Europe and Asia," says Allen Wang, a representative from…

Lila Vlok - JL Vlok Boerdery

Early stonefruit, perhaps early grapes as well

Stonefruit started early this year at Kasteelberg Vrugte, at the foot of the eponymous mountain in Riebeeck-Kasteel, and it looks as if table grapes could follow suit, says Lila Vlok, chief operating officer at JL Vlok Fruit.“We start in December with our grapes, when the stonefruit is ending. We were…

Asoex president Marambio is optimistic

Port diversification in Chile should lead to a much better 2022-2023 fruit export season

After a rather bad 2021-2022 fruit export season in Chile, things are looking better for the recently inaugurated 2022-2023 season, which had its initial act at the Terminal…

Retailer lauds quality of Spanish imports, even despite delays caused by port strike

More early South African grapes kept locally

Grape volumes on the South African market are very high because producers don’t want to take chances with the shelf life of their grapes and instead of exporting, keep more of their grapes at home at the moment.Grapes are moving very slowly through the stores at the moment to ensure that quality is on…

Prices for Indian grapes will be similar to last year

“Current weather conditions in India are perfect for a healthy growth of the crop”

The Indian grape season saw some delays due to excessive rains, says Samir Singh, business promoter for Indian grape exporter Mersel Foods: “Too much rain over an extended period has delayed the pruning process for 2-3 weeks in the main grape growing region of Nashik, which means the harvest will be…

Northwestern Uzbekistan

Grapes: More than 1,000 tons exported from Karakalpakstan

More than 1,000 tons of grapes were exported from Karakalpakstan from January to November. The export value of a kilogram of grapes from January to May averaged $0.5, from…

USDA

Western Fruit Report - Grape cold storage summary

503,612 packages of Autumn Royal grapes in cold storage in California - November 15, 2022

On November 15, 2022, there was a total of 503,612 packages - bags, clamshells, plain packs, wrapped and other packages - of Autumn Royal grapes in cold storage in California.  That number stood at 3,888,060 for Autumn King grapes. Together with all stored Scarlotta, Allison, Jack's Salute and Scarlet Royal grapes and…

'Logistics and Euro exchange rate key to watch'

Southern Hemisphere's 2022-23 table grape season of special importance

The international company Kolla Group, from Germany, visited producers in Brazil, Peru, South Africa and Namibia. During the trips visiting producers they could see a clear…

Sun World expands Southern Hemisphere marketer footprint

Sun World International, LLC (Sun World) has added several new companies to its global Licensed Distributor lineup. These include three newly licensed marketers in Brazil,…

LA UNIÓ sends an SOS to consumers to save a 'disastrous' campaign

"Consuming our grapes is fundamental for the economy, creating jobs, and curbing land abandonment"

"Table grape prices, both of the early varieties -such as Doña María or Red Globe- and of the later Aledo variety, which is characteristic of New Year's Eve, are very low in this campaign while production costs are skyrocketing," stated LA UNIÓ. "Faced with this situation, LA UNIÓ is asking consumers to buy…

Good European market expected until after Christmas

South African grapes in the Far East: “We never know what to expect from Peru”

The European grape market is empty, as the Peruvians have sent more to the USA, but there is still the chance that Peru could crowd South Africa in the Far East.“The amount of product that Peru has been putting on the market has strongly grown over the past decade,” explains Leon de Kock, CEO of Grape…

Autonomous robots to help modernize grape industry

Next spring, a small army of Cornell-developed PhytoPatholoBots (PPB) will be deployed to four grape breeding programs across the U.S. on a mission to guide the global grape and wine industry into the 21st century. These autonomous robots will roll through vineyards, using computer vision to gather data…

Solar Grapes, Hillfresh extend exclusive partnership

"Excellent Namibian grape season expected"

This season's first Namibian grapes from Solar Grapes for HillFresh have been at sea for two weeks. This Dutch company is expecting them in week 48. "The season began early again, which is good news in the current market," says Jan-Willem Lagendijk. Solar is uniquely located at the end of the Aussenkehr…

Freak hailstorm in Chile touches cherry, table grape and blueberry farms

Damage to early fruit in Chile is estimated to be about 10%, with the full extent currently being assessed, after a freak hailstorm, which touched some cherry, table grape and blueberry farms over the past weekend of Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November. Rain, let alone hail, is most unusual during Chile’s…

Korean muscat grapes can better fill the gap in the Taiwan market

Thanks to its geographical location and advanced planting technology, Taiwan is rich in fruits and it is famous for producing pineapples, custard apples, among others. It can basically be self-sufficient in these fruits. Most of the imported fruits cannot be produced locally or can only be produced in…

Mini symposium on grape quality to take place on the 2nd of December

The grape world is continuously developing; from the introduction of new varieties and premium lines to the development of shelf life improving techniques. With these developments, quality of grapes has become even more important. With the choices we make in quality we have an impact on the lives of…

Peruvian table grape producer has sights set on over 4 million boxes by 2023

Pura Fruit, a Peruvian table grape producer, aims to grow to over 4 million boxes (of 8.2 kg) by using technology to save input costs, while also paying workers 20% more. They also aim to have a mix of new cultivars come into full production during their two harvests per year. According to Felipe Arriagada,…

SATI: impact looks too small to affect total grape estimate

Groblersdal hail: “The nets did their job and overall, the grapes look good”

The sun is out after days of rain and a hailstorm last Thursday afternoon which hit localized areas north of Groblersdal where the table grape season has commenced, and citrus orchards are nursing young fruit.Limpopo is an area with a high hail factor; the storm came in quickly with no warning, growers…

USDA Report: Turkey's Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

Turkey’s production, export of apples, pears, and table grapes may reach record  levels in 2022/23

Owing to favorable growing conditions and ongoing investments to  improve on-farm yields,  Turkey’s production and export of apples, pears, and table grapes is forecast at or near record  levels…

Tormented year for table grapes

The medium-late table grape campaign seems to be particularly difficult from both a commercial and production point of view. Salvatore Lodico, president of Consorzio dell'uva da tavola di Canicattì Igp, talks about the bad news concerning the seedless and traditional produce. Salvatore Lodico "There definitely was a preference…

Seedless grapes go back to being the protagonist at the end of the season

The demand for seedless grapes has been growing in Europe for the past ten days and the Italian produce seems to be the most appealing to foreign operators, as it is the only one still available on the market from our continent. "We have had to wait until the end of the season to rediscover the…

Snow could cut Canada's Okanagan fruit season short

Recent cold temperatures and snow could put an early end to British Columbia’s fruit season. Balpreet Gill with the Oliver, B.C.-based Gold Star Fruit Company Ltd. says the Okanagan region had a very warm October with record-breaking temperatures of 30º Celsius. “Then suddenly 10 days ago, the weather took…

Hong Kong table grape imports fall, Shine Muscat grapes still popular

The highly priced Shine Muscat table grapes, selling between HK$ 100 ($12.7) and up to HK$ 500 ($63) remain ever popular in Hong Kong with Japan, South Korea and China the top…

Corne van de Klundert, Origin Fruit Direct:

"Overseas grapes exporters are reluctant, but current prices give confidence”

The European grape season is almost over, and overseas grapes are slowly tricking into that market. Supplies are much lower, thus pushing up grape market prices. "There's too…

California grape growers-shippers watchful of the rain’s effect on fruit

Supplies of grapes are good out of California. “We just had rain so we’ll have to see if there’s any effect on the fruit that’s remaining to pick,” says Scott Reade with Pandol Brothers. “The fruit condition on the later varieties in the California season has been very good. As opposed to last year when…

Rain, uncertain global markets make Indian table grape industry wary before export season

Indian table grape producers and exporters are wary ahead of the export season following heavy rain and uncertain global markets.  The heavy rain in the top production areas of…

Chile: Table grape production is trending downwards because of drought

In MY 2022/23, FAS Santiago (Post) estimates that table grape production will decrease by 7.1 percent reaching 732,000 metric tons. The decrease in production is caused by a…

Plantis Group

Grape exports from Italy about to end

The exports of Italian grapes are almost over, as the shelf-life does not enable companies to ship the produce to the farthest European markets any more. Claudio D'Alba, CEO at Plantis Group, a company from Puglia that exports fruits and vegetables all over the European continent, explains that "we should…

USDA report:

Higher production for apples, pears and table grapes in the EU this year

A USDA report was released, stating the current situation with various fruits and vegetables cultivated in the European Union. ApplesCommercial apple production in Marketing Year (MY) 2022/23 (July/June) is forecast at 11,880,870 MT an increase of 2.9% compared to the previous year and 7% compared to the…

New gelato and sorbet flavors created from Sugar Crisp table grape variety

International Fruit Genetics LLC (IFG), a table grape breeder with global presence and boasting over 48 patented table grape varieties, is inspiring one innovative chef to create new and exciting gelato and sorbet flavors. Chef Athina Goulasi, of Epik Natural Greek Gelato, a boutique gelato parlor in the…

Uzbekistan producer on their first table grape exports to Japan

A table grape producer from Uzbekistan, who was the first to export to Japan when the market opened for them last season, says they need to diversify exports to more markets.  Farmer…

‘Wild ride’ for California grape growers in 2022

California grape growers faced a variety of challenges in 2022. Technical Services Manager for UPL North America, Katie Driver described the year as being a “wild ride” for…

Lebanese fruit and vegetable producers approach the Arab Gulf market

Traditionally less competitive than their North African peers when it comes to achieving economies of scale, Lebanese fresh fruit and vegetable producers have long focused on niche markets and high-end products. Today, they want to take full benefit of their competitive advantages and do more business in…

Tomato price drops drastically

Indian early table grapes harvest delayed after severe monsoon rain damage

The early table grape harvest that usually arrives in the Mumbai market was delayed due to incessant monsoon rains.  Very low volumes of grapes are available with the early Indian…

In the first month of the campaign, Peru increased its table grape export volume by almost 30%

Peru exported 45,293,546 kilos of table grapes in October, the first month of the country's 2022/23 table grape campaign, i.e. 29.67% more than in the same month of 2021.…

Cold storage holding of grapes in California

Autumn Royal grapes in cold storage have almost doubled from last month, but the total (406,051) is down from the same time last year (427,061). Autumn Crisp on the other hand…

Chile looks to show the US a better grape season for 2023

“The Chilean grape crop depends more on the economics and on the ability of the growers to have the working capital to grow the fruit properly.” So says Nicolas Damm of Rio Blanco of the upcoming Chilean grape crop, a critical season for the country. “That’s the major issue today.” “It depends on how bad…

This season, more than 50% of Chilean table grape exports will correspond to new varieties

According to the second estimate of the ASOEX Table Grape Committee, which the organization presented at the end of October, this season, for the first time, more than 50% of…

Agricultural emergency decreed due to damage caused by late frosts to vineyards and fruit trees

The Ministry of Economy and Energy of Mendoza, through the Undersecretary of Agriculture and Livestock, continues to assess the damage caused by the late frosts recorded in recent days in productive areas, after decreeing the state of emergency or agricultural disaster. The consequences cover not only…

Egyptian commercial table grape production expected to increase by 3%

Post forecasts commercial table grape production in Egypt in MY 2021/2022 (October-September), to reach 1.48 MMT up three percent or 45,000 MT over the previous year. This…

Hort Innovation

Australian table grape marketing campaigns build demand across eight Asian markets

As the Australian table grape industry prepares to launch its summer season in the coming weeks, work has already been undertaken in eight international markets with the hopes of building demand and sales for the fruit. Hort Innovation is responsible for investing the table grape marketing levy into a…

Murcia's table grapes are expected to reach Thailand's markets starting next season

The Government of the Region of Murcia is working to accelerate the deadlines that will allow table grape producers in the region to export to Thailand in the next campaign,…

Grafik: BLE

BLE Week report 43:

'Domestic apples dominated the market'

Domestic apples dominated the market: Elstar, Jonagold and Boskoop predominated. Braeburn and Pinova came next, in terms of relevance. Topaz gained in importance; they were offered in Frankfurt in 120 kg large crates. Golden Delicious, Granny Smith and Royal Gala were the main varieties from Italy.…

Italian court rules on illegal grape production

In a landmark decision, the Court of Bari issued a first-of-its-kind injunction forbidding an Italian grape producer from harvesting or selling any table grapes from unauthorized plantings of Sugrathirtyfive variety (AUTUMNCRISP® brand) grapevines. The variety is owned by Sun World International, LLC…

Grapes among top 10 produce items by sales

Table grapes are purchased so consistently that, according to recent survey data, grapes rank as a staple item on the grocery lists of the majority of U.S. shoppers. A survey…

South African table grape industry 1st crop estimate for the 2022/2023 season

Grape crop estimate of approximately 71.7 million cartons is anticipated

The South African table grape industry expects 2022/2023 season volumes inspected for export to decrease by approximately 7.65% in comparison to figures recorded in the…

'Grown in Good Nature'

Australian new export brand set to launch at Asia Fruit Logistica in Bangkok next week

Australian horticulture’s has a new export brand: ‘Grown in Good Nature’. The brand is set to launch at Asia Fruit Logistica in Bangkok next week. Developed by Hort Innovation…

Indian grape season about to get started

“A good amount of interest for the Indian grape season of 2023”

Girish Sarda, founder of Indian fresh produce exporter Magnus Farm Fresh, is getting ready for the new grape season in India, which is expected to be a better one than last year: “The grape season of 2022-23, which lasts from November until April, for main markets like the EU, UK, and Russia is yet to…

For the first time, Thailand has authorized a cherry warehouse in Spain to carry out cold treatments at origin

Spain gains access to the table grape and pear market in Thailand

The Government of Thailand has informed the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of the opening of its market for table grapes and pears from Spain, following intense collaboration between the governments of both countries. Thailand unilaterally closed its market to Spanish fruit for…

Western Cape company focuses on fruit exports, including blueberries, grapes and pears

United Exports says new funding will help create over 1,300 jobs by 2030

Western Cape-based fruit farming company United Exports has signed a €14 mln loan deal with international lenders, which will be used to boost sustainable blueberry production…

Kobus Bothma – Namibian Grape Growers Association

Namibian grape season kicks off next week

A small amount of table grapes will be packed next week and from week 46 onwards the large volumes will start flowing, says Kobus Bothma, vice-chairperson of the Namibian Grape Growers Association (NGGA).The Namibian Grape Growers Association estimates this year’s crop at 8.6 million 4.5kg cartons, a…

Sun World expands import footprint in North America

Sun World International LLC (Sun World) announced it has added three importers to its panel of North American licensees. These include GrapeMan Farms, Pacific Trellis Fruit…

Table grape grower-shipper utilizes Hazel Tech to ensure premium quality

Bakersfield, CA-based, Grapeman Farms (Grapeman) announces its partnership with Chicago-based shelf-life extension tech developer, Hazel Technologies. With global import…

ASOEX Table Grapes Committee realesed its second estimate for the season

Chilean fresh grape exports are expected to decrease by 7.7% this season

The ASOEX Table Grape Committee has released its second estimate for the 2022-2023 fresh grape export season. According to this second estimate, the country will export 68.6 million boxes of fresh grapes (8.2 kg each), i.e. 7.7% less than in the 2021-2022 financial year. "The new forecast is 2.8% lower than…

Western Fruit Report - Grape cold storage summary

230,631 packages of Autumn Royal grapes in cold storage in California - October 20, 2022

On October 20, 2022, there was a total of 230,631 packages - bags, clamshells, plain packs, wrapped and other packages - of Autumn Royal grapes in cold storage in California.  That number stood at 486,089 for Autumn Crisps and 2,295,129 for Autumn Kings, respectively. Together with all stored Scarlotta, Allison, Jack's…

Moldova to export less table grapes than last year

Between August and mid-October, Moldova exported just over 17,000 tons of table grapes from the 2022 harvest. This is about the same as was exported in the same period last…

Yuyuh Sukmana,Regional Manager (Southeast Asia) at Vanguard International Group

"Our imported fruits volume into Indonesia is showing positive growth each year"

In recent years, Southeast Asia has seen positive growth in the international fruit trade. Regarding the most recent changes in the region, particularly in Indonesia, Yuyuh Sukmana, Regional Manager (Southeast Asia) Vanguard, shared his opinions with Freshplaza. Since the start of the pandemic, the fruit…

Peru

Table grape breeder investigates illegal planting and cultivating of proprietary varieties

Table grape breeder International Fruit Genetics, LLC (IFG) announced it is identifying properties where there is unauthorized planting, cultivating or illegally collecting…

A new set of concerns for the 2022-2023 imported grape season

The transition from California grapes to imported grapes will likely happen earlier this year. “Supply for the domestic U.S. market is adequate for the moment despite early season weather issues. We do expect the California crop will finish early this season which will open the door for an earlier start…

Fruits imported from China have been on an increasing trend in Singapore

Due to its climate, location and the scarcity of land, Singapore produces very little in the way of fresh fruit. As a result, the country mainly relies on imports. This is also the main reason why the Singapore government is currently pushing for the 30/30 initiative to build up the its agri-food…

Over 300 licensees and retailers attend table grape breeder's field days

After a three-year hiatus due to pandemic travel restrictions, International Fruit Genetics LLC (IFG) welcomed nearly 300 international licensees, marketers and retail representatives in July and August to experience the company’s Field Days in person. This year’s events broke company records, with the…

Uzbekistan: Qapchugay Mevalari starts exporting table grapes in modern packaging

Uzbek agricultural company Qapchugay Mevalari (Fruits of Kapchugay) from the Altyaryk district of the Fergana region began to sell fresh table grapes in modern convenient…

Increased volumes of Jam grapes from Brazil

On the heels of a highly successful campaign last season for Jam Grapes, Pacific Trellis Fruit is ramping up programs for this exclusive black seedless variety from Brazil. “JAM grapes deliver that jam flavor taste and are similar to the Concord variety in flavor and appearance, however, they are 100…

Italy is the first European supplier of grapes to the UAE

With over 1,000 tons of table grapes imported every year, Italy is the leading European supplier of grapes to the UAE. Among the different varieties, seedless grapes are gaining the preference of the local consumers. The Italian seedless grapes are now available across UAE grocery stores at a special…

The Xinjiang red grape season is coming to an end, overall sales not ideal

Because of its unique climatic conditions, Xinjiang produces many delicious melons and red grapes. Xinjiang red grapes are nearing the end of the season. In order to…

Premium California grapes on display

The Pretty Lady Vineyards team will feature its premium California Table grapes at the revamped IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show in Orlando, Florida. The Pretty Lady fields are currently being harvested for their fall crop and will be on display at this year’s show. Other available varieties during the…

Graziano Defilippis, of Polar Fruit Europe: "Our customers in Europe are asking us for more and more volumes of Crunchy One and Sweeta grapes"

"Consumption of seedless white grapes in the premium segment is higher every day"

The seedless white table grape sector is showing an increasingly clear trend. "The market is dividing into two very distinct segments: the premium segment, with tasty varieties with a longer shelf life, for which consumption is higher every day, and the rest of the seedless varieties, which have been…

USDA proposes additional requirements for imported Chilean table grapes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) proposes to revise the conditions under which table grapes from Chile may be imported…

Jill Ambler - Tessara

"We are introducing our new products into various countries"

Tessara has exhibited at Asia Fruit Logistica numerous times and is excited about the upcoming trade show in Bangkok. "We are introducing our new products into various countries, and AFL is a brilliant platform to continue this. In addition, it is a three-day event to connect face-to-face with our…

Fruit brand gains sustainability recognition

Sustainability may be seen as an option for some companies but not for Jac. Vandenberg and its Sunrays® brand. Since 2014, Vandenberg has understood the importance of cultivating sustainability throughout its supply chain, and today they take a huge step forward in its sustainability commitment.…

Difficult situation for table grapes

The production of table grapes is excellent in terms of quantity and quality this year, though the commercial trend is characterized by fewer orders and reduced revenues due to the cost increases. Bunches of Regal grapes still unsold. Photo taken on October 12th, 2022. The situation is particularly…

“Indian exporters will be shipping more containers to China”

According to Amit Kalya, managing director of Indian grape exporter Kalya Exports, their grape season will get going around mid-November, and about a month later the export to European markets will start: “We will start to harvest and export grapes, Thomson Seedless, for EU and UK approximately by the…

Waikato family unable to save their blueberry crops

Helicopters scrambled to aid growers as temperatures are 'devastating' for crops

Each spring, agricultural helicopter operators head to fields across NZ, their blades churning up warmer air on order to keep frosts from affecting the crops. This season,…

Favorable conditions for grape production in Cerrado Brasiliense

Grape production in the Cerrado Brasiliense, outside the cooler climate area, has its advantages and disadvantages. According to the agronomist and coordinator of Fruticulture…

Minnesota researchers to get $10 million for development of disease-resistant grapes

A team of researchers, managed by the University of Minnesota, received the first round of funding from a $10 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to…

New campus will allow table grape breeder to speed up innovation

Creating a flavor revolution. That is the mission of California fruit breeder IFG. “About 20 years ago, breeding programs were mostly focused on grower aspects, including tonnage, yield, color and timing,” says Andy Higgins, IFG’s CEO. When IFG was established back in 2001, consumer experience became the…

Sakhumnotho Group holdings acquires 25% equity stake in Boschkrans farm

In a move that signifies the entry of a new member into the business’ agricultural portfolio, Sakhumnotho Group Holdings has acquired partial ownership in the Boschkrans Boerdery Business. This acquisition provides an opportunity for a well-established agricultural player with solid production potential…

Budou Farms

Grapes grown especially for the Asian markets

Budou Farms has been at Asia Fruit Logistica in the past as a visitor and saw the potential of becoming an exhibitor to facilitate access to other Asian markets, especially considering the current scenario of global grapes that is very competitive, therefore it is good to diversify markets and showcase…

Moldova special: Vaipan

"Seedless grapes are not easy to grow in Moldova"

It is not commonplace, but it can be done: with zero cultivation or trading experience, plant a ten-hectare plot with grapes and enter the market. Liubomir Vaipan, an IT specialist, working in the real estate sector, did exactly that in 2008, when the real estate bubble burst. He now grows and sells grapes,…

USDA

National Retail Report - Specialty Crops

Significant increases in price for fruit included raspberries and organic seedless grapes

Last week, retailers had the opportunity to promote a bounty of locally-grown produce. Pumpkins hailed from Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Carolina, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Apples appeared from Oregon, Missouri, New York, Washington, Michigan, and Ohio. Hearty vegetables like…

Increasing import and logistics costs weigh on the mind of importers

As they look ahead at the South American season, importers are relying on the experience of last season to help make this one as smooth as possible. “We’re better prepared for this import season because we have a year of experience with the turbulence of logistics. I believe between the shipping lines…

New record of packages in 2022

Ramping up Cotton Candy grape volume

Offering its third season of Cotton Candy grapes from Brazil, Oppy, a grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce from around the world, looks toward increasing volume in the coming years as it sets a new record of packages in 2022. Sweet, juicy and with a hint of vanilla, Oppy’s Cotton Candy…

JWM Asia introduces festive grape gift packaging

Chinese Shine Muscat grapes find eager consumers in Singapore

Joy Wing Mau Asia Singapore is a division of JWM Asia Holdings, which are located in Hong Kong. The company is specialized in the import and distribution of fresh fruits. Its main clients in Singapore consist of supermarkets, minimarts and wholesale markets. Kelvin Ong is General Manager of JWM…

Grape export subsidy withdrawal will affect overseas shipments from Maharashtra

Grape exports from Maharashtra are likely to drop off this year as the Indian government is withdrawing the subsidy for outbound shipment of the popular fruit. Maharashtra is…

Apulia, Italy

"I have 400 tons of unsold grapes on the vines"

Such a crisis seems to be getting worse day by day, along with the desperation of the many farmers who are now tired of seeing their product depreciated. The grape sector, like others, is struggling due to the economic crisis and general uncertainty. Italian farmers have told us that the selling prices in…

"The demand for preservatives in the grape market remains high"

At present, the table grape industry is facing many challenges such as high production and logistics costs, increased transportation times, and labor shortages, but this does not affect the growing demand for grapes in the market. The grape season in many origins is coming soon. How to ensure the…

"To spearhead varietal innovation and redefine the produce experience in Asia"

AM FRESH Group buys majority stake in in Asia-based Fruit-X and creates FRESH FRUIT-X

AM FRESH Group, a leading global company in genetics, agri-tech and farming has acquired a majority stake in Asian-based FRESH FRUIT-X to redefine the produce industry in Asia and deliver a go-to-market solution of consistently high-quality and innovative produce for the hundreds of millions of Asian…

Value of Australian fruit exports to China dropped in 2021/22

Australia’s agricultural exports reached $67.5 billion in the 2021/22 season, representing an increase of 37% year-on-year. In the commodity sectors, fruit exports stood at…

L'uva di Emilia (Italy)

Italian grapes showcasing and promoted with grower's face on packaging

Emilia Blasi has a great entrepreneurial story to share. After living and working in Rome for 16 years, she decided to return to her native land, the village of Grottaglie in the southern Italian province of Taranto, to run the family business. But with a touch of innovation and modernity. "Our flagship…

Georgios Papaefthimiou, Ilias Direktimport & Co. Hanover:

"Greek restaurateurs specifically ask for the first Dimis grapes"

For 30 years now, Ilias Direktimport & Co. has been an established contact for fruit and vegetables as well as delicatessen items from Greece. Although for several reasons, the direct import of Greek products has become more difficult over the years, the family business has been able to successively…

More and more appreciation for Yunnan grapes

Binchuan is famous for its grapes in Yunnan. Last year, the output value of agriculture in the county reached 13 billion yuan. In the first half of this year, it produced…

Canadian Food Inspection Agency warns of spotted lanternfly pest nearing the border

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is asking Canadians to keep an eye out for the spotted lanternfly, a pest originally native to China, that has been making inroads in the…

Anton Viljoen – ASV Farms

South African grape grower upbeat ahead of Fruit Attraction Madrid

Fruit Attraction in Madrid has become the most important fruit trade show for South African grape exporters, coming as it does well in advance of the start of the season, providing plenty of opportunity for pre-season planning, says Anton Viljoen (right), managing director of the table grape enterprise…

ASOEX Table Grape Committee presents Strategic Plan and first estimate for 2022-2023 campaign

The president of ASOEX, Iván Marambio, and Ignacio Caballero, coordinator of the Table Grape Committee and ASOEX Marketing Director, pointed out that with the current Strategic Plan, Chile's table grape industry is taking an important step to boost its competitiveness in the international markets. "Last…

USDA

Fresh deciduous fruit annual report

Australian table grape production expected to increase to 210,000 MT in MY 2022/23

Australia’s table grape production is expected to increase to 210,000 MT in marketing year (MY) 2022/23, from an estimated 180,000 metric tons (MT) in MY 2021/22. This is with the expectation of slightly improved harvest labor availability and better seasonal conditions at harvest. Despite expanded vine…

Grape breeder implores Chinese retailers to stop selling unauthorized versions of grape varieties

IFG varieties SWEET SAPPHIRE™ (IFG variety name “IFG Six”; Chinese Variety “IFG六” and Chinese Trademark “甜蜜蓝宝石™) and SWEET GLOBE™ (IFG variety name “IFG Ten”) are very popular…

A preview of the 2022-2023 Peru grape season

After the strong 2021-2022 Peru grape season, Vanguard Direct LLC makes its early predictions and expectations as this year’s harvest approaches. “We are looking at a similarly strong start to last year,” said Dirk Winkelmann, president. The high temperatures in California and forecasted rain is a…

Moldova table grape season has started: higher quality but lower prices than expected

About two weeks ago, a company started harvesting table grapes of the late variety “Moldova” in the south of Moldova. This variety is also the main export variety, up to 90%…

Strong demand for California grapes as produce options shift in fall

Following a slightly later start to the season, supplies of California grapes are now hitting the peak of the season. “Supplies are plentiful and high quality. It’s the best time of year for California grapes,” said Jim Beagle of Grapery. He notes that supplies will stay consistent in terms of volume…

Peru plans to export more than 600,000 tons of grapes in the 2022-2023 campaign

According to the National Agrarian Health Service (Senasa), Peru could export more than 600,000 tons of table grapes during the 2022-2023 campaign, as exports are projected to increase by 11% over the previous season when the country exported 544,310 tons. The most demanded varieties worldwide are the…

‘Perfect’ Greek grape season foiled by tropical weather near the end

While cultivating this season’s grapes in Greece, everything was set out to be the most perfect season. However, things took a turn later in the season, George Saliaris-Fasseas, founder of Greek Grape Company, explains: “Greek Grape Company cultivates mainly IFG varieties. The weather was very kind to…

Uvasdoce is working tirelessly on its 'Grapes with Soul' campaign

Like every year, Uvasdoce is busy with the preparation to participate in Fruit Attraction, one of the most important fairs in the fruit and vegetable sector. The entity from…

Some grape producers see no way out of the crisis

Three figures (albeit approximate) are characterizing the current grape season in Italy: A 30% increase in production compared to 2021 between seedless and traditional varieties; A 30% drop in consumption caused by inflation and higher bills; A 15% drop in producer sales prices. A producer from the Bari province…

Despite sky-high import tarrifs

"US grapes continue to find market in China"

Daniel Ho is the Co-founder and Vice President of Chinese fruit importer and distributor Shanghai Topsun Fresh. The company specializes in Southern Hemisphere and overseas imported fruits for the Chinese market. The US table grape harvest and export season is now in full swing. This season, the company…

Lower production due to climatic influence. Lower demand and greater competition for Murcian grapes

"The demand for table grapes so far this year has been a bit lower than usual"

The table grape campaign has already passed its halfway point in the Spanish Region of Murcia, the main producing area of this fruit in Spain, and it has so far been marked by difficulties due to the impact of the weather on the crops, the low demand and the high competition from other Mediterranean…

USDA

Western Fruit Report - Grape cold storage summary

Grand total of cold stored grapes in California up 12 percent YoY

On September 15, 2022, there were 40,510 bags of Autumn Royal grapes in cold storage in California. That number stood at 325,679 bags for Autumn Crisps and 253,432 for Autumn Kings, respectively. Together with all stored Scarlotta, Allison, JAck's Salute and Scarlet Royal grapes -all packagings- the total…

Mercedes Auris, Peru's 'Grape Lady', Vivero los Viñedos:

“The current global crises will be overcome by reinventing ourselves, changing and innovating.”

“The current global crises will be overcome by reinventing ourselves, changing and innovating. Just like we did in Peru with the widespread planting and exports of the Red Globe table grape variety that put our country on the map. We had to again change, innovate and switch to new proprietary table grape…

Matthias Reichelt, Karl Balcer Fruchtgroßhandel & Co. Hanover:

"Spanish grapes have been able to establish themselves rapidly, certainly in recent years"

While the Spanish stone fruit campaign is slowly drawing to a close, the European grape season is now in full swing. "Increasingly better produce is now hitting the market with the first arrivals of Turkish Sultana grapes. The Italian season got off to a bumpy start, but is now picking up speed quickly,…

Fruit breeder honors long-term Peruvian licensee with inaugural D.W. Cain Award

Last year, International Fruit Genetics LLC (IFG) selected Agricola Andrea S.A.C. in Peru as the winner of its inaugural D.W. Cain Award competition. Due to the pandemic, the award was offered virtually.  Fast forward eight months and the long-awaited trophy was finally bestowed, in person, by IFG CEO, Andy…

"The results of this campaign will be key to expanding the hectares of organic grapes in the coming months"

This year, the low temperatures (two degrees lower than normal) delayed the early table grape campaign in northern Peru. As a result, the production in Piura that will be…

Peru’s table grapes gain full market access to Japan

The Peruvian table grapes industry is one step closer to landing its whole bunches in the Japanese market after MAFF officials from the Asian nation personally inspected orchards, pack houses and export facilities in Peru this week. This final step of verification inspections by Japan’s phytosanitary…

Moldova: September rainfalls reduce grape export potential

September rains have affected most regions of Moldova, having a negative impact on the quality of late variety table grapes. Growers note that in places, the main export…

Feedback from an agronomist and entrepreneur from Apulia

For Italian grapes, little has changed after more than 60 days of harvest and sales

We are now at the peak of the 2022 viticultural campaign, with an excellent year in terms of yields and quality, disastrous on the other hand for the commercialization, with demand not lively at all, in the face of a significant increase in production costs. With more than two months left before the…

Provid

Peru will export 11% more table grapes in the 2022/2023 campaign

According to the first projection of the 2022/23 campaign of the Association of Table Grape Producers of Peru (Provid), table grape exports will grow by 11% over the previous…

"We're not resting on our laurels now that the Russian market's closed for our apples"

Let's move on to the first visit: to a fruit-growing company, Vilora-V.S.Vilora-V.S.-V.S., in Stolniceni, a municipality in the district of Edinet. Stolniceni is in northern Moldova, 40km from the Ukrainian and 15km from the Romanian borders. Ion Bajereanu and his family owns and runs Vilora-V.S. His father…

SF du Toit – Growers by Nature

Southern African grape season could be back to normal timing

Two years ago, Hex River Valley grape grower-exporter Denau decided to extend their marketing platform independently, and SF du Toit (right) was brought in from previous roles in the grape industry to head up the Growers By Nature Paarl office.“It’s a privilege to have the Naudé family as our founders.…

First shipment of Egyptian grapes reaches Brazil amid climate problems

South Korean agricultural trading platform Tridge has successfully facilitated the first ever export of Egyptian grapes to Brazil. A large food wholesaler in Sao Paulo,…

Alain Alarcón, Banagrumes:

Seedless Sweeta grapes: a very promising variety

The white seedless Sweeta grapes are new on the Rungis market. Cultivated in the region of Alicante, these seedless grapes are a very recent variety that came from research conducted by Californian universities. An exclusive Banagrumes product which the wholesaler plans to offer next winter as well,…

Op Tarulli: "We'll be going strong for another 15 days."

Bio Cotton Candy, the cotton candy-flavored organic grape from Italy to Switzerland and Germany

Cotton Candy is a white seedless grape variety known for its distinctive sweet aroma and scent. They are organically grown by OP Tarulli, an Apulian producers' organization based in Noicattaro (Bari), which has about 400 hectares of organic grapes. We talked about this with Marilena Daugenti Tarulli, sales…

New licenses granted for table grape varieties Autumn King and Scarlet Royal

The California Table Grape Commission (commission) has decided to further implement its varietal promotion and enforcement strategy for the protected seedless table grape…

Fig, grape and apple seasons keep Turkish exports very busy

“We’re running three different export programs concurrently”

For exporters in Turkey who deal with multiple fruits at the same time, sometimes things can get pretty hectic. For one Turkish exporter, they are currently dealing with three different products simultaneously. Luckily, it isn’t all done by a single team. Each region has it’s own team, handling their…

The Peruvian company Vivero Los Viñedos is holding a virtual conference on September 15

"The productive and commercial challenges of exporting table grapes to the European and American continent"

Within the framework of its 28th anniversary, Vivero Los Viñedos, a nursery that specializes in the propagation of different fruit plants -such as vines, avocado, and citrus- has been organizing various activities to favor agribusiness and to continue contributing to the development of Peruvian…

Japan’s high-end Ruby Roman grapes seemingly copied in South Korea

Exclusive Ruby Roman grapes are grown only on selected farms in Ishikawa Prefecture, but now, grapes being sold under the same name in South Korea were found to have the same…


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