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Sector | Fruit (melons)

Brazilian melon producer to introduce new brand to U.S. market - featuring exotic animals

Perry Verstraaten, Thiry Gent:

"Fresh fruit and vegetables are very important within the Turkish community"

"The best way to bring Iranian watermelons into Europe is to buy them in Turkey"

8% increase in melon and watermelon exports predicted

Rio Grande do Norte expects growth in 2024/2025 fruit exports

Paula Pigem, from Greenfood Ibérica:

"With the return of good weather in northern Europe, we expect demand for melons and watermelons to pick up"

Ukrainian farmers are diversifying their agricultural practices, specifically focussing on melons

Anne-Marie Aguilar, Quercy Melon Union

After a difficult start, the French melon campaign is improving

Moroccan watermelons sell for better prices on the local market than exports

Cele Buendía, from Melones El Abuelo:

"I remember when the melon sector was kind of drifting, with a product on its way to becoming a commodity"

Raúl Arroyo, from Agrollanos:

"Hopefully, demand will increase now that La Mancha is starting and we have fruit of the best possible quality"

Ukraine's watermelon fields at historic lows

John Gijbels and Stef Minten, Euro Gijbels:

"All over Europe, melons are in demand, but the Belgian weather could be a bit better"

'Afghan melon harvest is very good, but selling them is unprofitable'

Romanian oversupply might affect broader European market

Watermelon glut in Dăbuleni impacts local growers

"The current market price of Minqin honeydew melons is stable and high"

Commercialization in full swing fro Dolce Passione: the photo report

A watermelon that also guarantees a high Brix level

Police recovers more than 1 ton of stolen melons in Portugal's Alentejo region

California’s heat wave has melon supply outweighing demand

Fruit production in Rio Grande do Norte

Growing melon, watermelon, mango, papaya, and more

Kyrgyzstan expands export of melons and watermelons to Russia and Kazakhstan

Enza Zaden -

Annual melon and pumpkin House Fair held in Spain

Farmers in Aksy district of Kyrgyzstan suffer from low watermelon prices

Melons from Iran found to be cheaper than local fruit

Watermelon crisis in Turkmenistan: farmers grapple with imports pressuring local markets


"Revolutionizing the melon and watermelon market with a more diverse portfolio"

Ukrainian watermelon prices plummet amid low demand and extreme heat

Joël Boyer, Boyer

Moving towards a more balanced French melon season?

Melon standing

Watermelons, yellow melons, and stone fruits the most popular crops

"The markets in central and southern Italy are the most surprising this year"

Ayber Cebba from Fresh & Cash Ltd:

"We even have special customers from Breda in the Netherlands"

"Taste of honey peaches is better than last year, but the price is not as good as expected"

Ministry of Kyrgyzstan provides support for export of melon crop

Juan Pedro Pérez, of BASF:

"With Galkia, we are successfully achieving the goal of boosting the consumption of Galia melon in Europe"

Low watermelon volumes from Larache

Speaking about Il Nuragico, Andrea Manca and Filippo Frongia (Agro Mediterranea Distribuzione)

"Our green melon, ancient in history but modern in taste, will soon be in supermarkets"

Jacob Aktalan, MG Fruit:

“Senegal plays an increasingly important role in the melon market”

Melon growers ready for holiday demand

July is National Watermelon Month in the US

The ‘Melon & Watermelon Innovation Days’ attract the world's leading producers to Murcia

Guatemala leads in melon exports to the US in 2023

Mexico was the world's largest exporter of watermelon by volume in 2023

Melon prices skyrocket up to 438% from farm to shelf

Watermelons and melons are in short supply in Greece

Martucci Srl (Italy)

European markets won't give up on traditional watermelons

In the Mykolaiv region, Ukraine begins harvesting early watermelons

Ángel Cebriá, head of watermelon sales at Anecoop:

"Spanish watermelons face increased competition"

Can Mauritania and Senegal fill the gap left by Moroccan watermelons this season?

Earlier start in Southeast on local melon deals

Tomélon for the first time at all Aldi Belgium distribution centres this season

"There is increasing interest in our mini watermelon from abroad as well"

Ets Tonfoni & Co

“After a chaotic start, the nice weather will finally launch the French melon campaign”

"As the temperature rises, watermelon prices gradually pick up"

Kyrgyz farmers struggle to sell produce due to imports from Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

Alberto Nocera from Agrieuropa defines the current campaign as not linear

Unstable weather affects watermelon production and market

Impact of rainfall and hail on melon and watermelon productions in the region of Murcia

"Although melons and watermelons have suffered some damages, the situation in general is not at all worrying"

Kyrgyzstan and China enhance agricultural export cooperation

Carlo Porro, CEO of Agricola Famosa:

“Doubling our capacity with ships carrying up to 6,000 pallets of watermelons from Brazil next season”

Michel Martinez, Saint-Charles Primeurs

“2024 is not a watermelon year!”

Watermelon shortage: Moroccan company seeks solutions in Italy

OP Agricola Campidanese

Lively early season for Italian watermelons

Kazakhstan scientists to develop new melon varieties

Melon and watermelon prices to increase by 10-15% in Russia

Azienda Agricola Altamore

Very low yields expected for the Sicilian canary yellow melon campaign

BelOrta kicks off Belgian melon season

Leon van den Hombergh, Frankort & Koning:

"With temperatures ranging from 15 to 18 degrees, melon consumption is not taking off"

Shortages of frozen spinach expected

"We have finally caught up with planting, but if it rains again next week, we will be behind again"

Towards an early end to the Moroccan watermelon season?

Grapes could be in trouble is temperatures remain this high for long

"Greek heatwave is still ongoing and the temperatures aren’t that bad"

Dolce Passione watermelons

Good results during the first month of commercialization

Camille Broussoux, Anecoop France

“We want our Bouquet seedless watermelon to be the Star of the summer”

"Watermelon production increased thanks to equal rainfall distribution and suitable temperatures"

MantuaFruit takes stock of the situation in Italy

The start of the melon campaign in Northern Italy

Development of hybrid premium melon is gaining traction in Malaysia

Jérôme Jausseran, Force Sud

Non-existent melon consumption and shortage of supply expected

First melon harvest in the Zhetysai district

Melons from Turkestan start export to Russia

Perla Nera Watermelon (Italy)

Marketing and communication coming into full swing

Felipe López, from Gregal: "We have already started with the melon campaign in the Region of Murcia"

Galia melon consumption is increasingly growing in Spain

Hungary declares prolonged period of water scarcity

Ukrainian Farms will plant vegetables in uncertain times

How Ukrainian farms are finding their niche

Hungarian melon production anticipates early season

Laurent Vichard, Potager City

“With 15 stores by December, we are looking for local suppliers”

Yubari melons from Hokkaido auctioned for 3 million yen

Raúl Arroyo, from Agrollanos: "A 10-15% increase in watermelon acreage is expected in Castile-La Mancha, and less melon"

Europe has not fully switched to Spanish watermelons

Chema Fernández, melon sales manager at Unica Fresh:

"This year, we expanded the area devoted to the cultivation of Little Planet melons from 5 to 50 hectares"

Spanish Limelon season kicks off at HillFresh International

"Limelon is finding its way as a specialty melon within European retail"

Melon production is estimated at 110,000 tons and watermelon at 170,000 tons

Slight increase in melon and watermelon acreage in Murcia with good yields expected

Portuguese and Spanish officials find 1,000 kilos of cocaine in shipments of melons and juice

"Demand for Turkish watermelons strong at the moment"


Over 10 hectares of early watermelons planted in the Khmelnytskyi region

Cold weather slows down the Moroccan watermelon and melon campaign

Domestic melon season sees a more historical start

Loli Rodríguez, from Unica Fresh:

"Watermelon campaigns with such high prices at this time of year are very rare"

Al Wroten, founder of Global Produce Sales

Watermelon farming as a multi-generational endeavor in Florida

Import cherries and apricots to Russian regions undergo inspection

Abnormal weather leads to drop in South Korean watermelon yield

Karl Haegeli Erben AG
Marco Haegeli from Zürcher Engrosmarkt:

"At the end of May, we will start with smooth-skinned Jolly melons, which are very popular in Switzerland"

Eight farmworkers lose their lives in Florida bus crash

Watermelon plantings up possibly this season

Jacob Aktalan, MG Fruit:

"Strong demand for Moroccan Dumara watermelons"

Ukrainian farmers in the Kherson region expand watermelon cultivation areas

Joël Boyer, Boyer

“French melons will arrive late this year”

Jussi Alitalo, from Greenfood Ibérica: "Daily Greens is the sustainable alternative for European consumers"

"The big challenge was for the consumer to get a clear picture of the scale of the work we are doing"

Higher production for Greek watermelons compared to 2023

Gearing up for U.S. domestic melon season

Name change for the Charentais melon?

Rosselkhoznadzor has inspected 2,700 tons of watermelons from Iran in the Moscow region

The Berry Union forecasts a rise in watermelon prices in 2024 due to increased cultivation and logistics costs

Watermelon price forecast for 2024 in Russia

L'Orto di Eleonora

"We will commercialize over 100 tons of watermelons over the next few days"

Odessa regional growers increased area under vegetables by 6.5% in 2024

Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts 2023 Summary

U.S. utilized production for the 21 estimated noncitrus fruit crops totaled 16.2 million tons in 2023

World's Most Expensive Watermelon, Growing watermelon hanging hammock on the bed for sweet fruit

More supply of specialty melons coming

Sevki Özdemir of EK Service Ltd in Duisburg

Weather conditions significantly delay the start of this year's watermelon campaign

Carlo Porro, CEO Agricola Famosa:

“Under this heavy rain we in Brazil have succeeded to produce and export melons to Europe”

First quantities harvested in Italy for Consorzio Dolce Passione

The commercialization of midi watermelons has started

Pieter de Ruiter, 4Fruit Company:

"Broad European demand makes Spanish growers enthusiastic about Piel de Sapo and yellow melons"

COEXPHAL launches a campaign to boost watermelon consumption

Approval for cherry, melon, and grape imports from Kyrgyzstan to China

José Antonio Baños, president of Ejidomar:

"European retailers are making room on the shelves for Spanish watermelons, but cold weather has slowed the harvest down"

Anecoop expects to market 145,000 tons of watermelon this season

"Watermelon consumption has significantly decreased in the last two years"