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Sector | Fruit (stone)

OPS coincides with peak cherry season

Alexandra Lacoste, AOP Cerises et Raisin de table:

Pests and competitiveness: what solutions for the cherry and table grape sectors?

Domenico Laghi

"Peaches and nectarines are sought after, but there are few of them"

Year-round organic apple and pear supply is top of mind

One cherry auctioned in Japan for 590 euros

Boris Manz - Fruit Growers Alianza

"We are testing different varieties to be able to supply British cherries for 100 days a year"

Imported cherry varieties boost horticulture in Kashmir

Kamloops cherry season also affected by January cold snap

Kyrgyzstan and China enhance agricultural export cooperation

Low prices for Badajoz nectarines and peaches due to larger crop and smaller sizes

"We were expecting higher plum prices this year given the lower availability

Market trader Peter Visser:

"Prices for good cherries are at a high level"

Shipment contained the pest Anarsia lineatella

More than half a ton of U.S. peaches intercepted upon arrival in Brazil

Adverse weather leads to cracked cherries in Moldova

Positive season for Turkish cherries, despite price issues in Asian markets

Skylar Rae cherries back on shelves

91% of Brits prefer to buy British cherries over imported ones

Ukrainian agro-producer receives grant for horticulture and greenhouse development

René W. Ringwald GmbH
Fruit importer Sebastian Ringwald at the start of the cherry and stone fruit season

"When it rains in the Valle del Jerte, the sun will shine in Aragon"

Fruit Graders SL operates all over the world

Second-hand sorting lines can be installed for cherries too

Eco Farm Srl focuses on high organoleptic standards for stone fruit

Production campaign of Sicilian apricots in full swing

Traders are bringing fruits from the U.S.

Okanagan peaches, nectarines, and apricots unavailable due to January cold snap

New organic stone fruit program gets tech boost


French cherry production on the rise

Dumpsters filled with fruit outside two supermarkets in Pyrénées-Orientales department

"Last week, French supermarket shelves still had 81% Spanish peaches and nectarines”

Martin Obst GbR
Harvest starts around Lake Constance:

'Good starting position for domestic apricots'

British Columbia cherry growers will adapt to weather extremes

Turkey's peach and nectarine exports see a significant increase

Uzbeki cherries well received in Indian market

"Uzbekistan has demonstrated the capability to provide sufficient volumes to meet our demand"

South Okanagan cherries in Canada face potential price hike due to lower yields

Armenia doubles fruit exports to Russia since the beginning of the year

Week 24 Fruit Wholesale Market Report

Market demand declines after the festival; Washington cherries and South African blood oranges enter the market

Pakistan successfully exports its first shipment of fresh cherries to China

Sweet Northwest cherries now in season

Second cherry packing line increases capacity and packaging options

Nicola Coniglio

Complicated season for Italian cherries and figs

Fruit producers in Bulgaria face challenges due to lack of markets for their produce

Utah growers are getting ready for a fruitful season

Peaches and nectarines of Romagna PGI commercial campaign starts from 27 June

Optimistic outlook on organic blueberries and organic stone fruit

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

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

Wilko van der Zwaard: "We alone in the Netherlands can provide continuity with platerinas"

"Quality stone fruit encourages repeat purchases"

Stone fruit production in the EU will increase this season

"Relatively good at protecting against weather conditions"

Belgian cherry season officially kicks off at BelOrta

Security measures necessary for cherry harvest in Bulgaria

Fátima López-Santamaría, technician at the PDO Cereza del Jerte: "The season has just begun"

"Those who believe they are consuming Jerte picota cherries in May are actually consuming regular stemless cherries"

Orchidea Frutta

"The cherry season with the lowest supply of the past 30 years"


U.S. sweet cherry production forecast up slightly from last year

Cherries and apples get patriotic for July 4th

Bio-Ilios GmbH
Sophoclis Michaelides of Bio-Ilios Ltd:

"Continuous rain complicates the harvest of Greek organic stone fruit"

Roeland Hakkert (Megakers) considers himself lucky with a good cherry harvest

"With 32 different cherry varieties, we move on to a new variety every two days"

Freelance importer Eddy Jager:

"Shift in orange market from oversupplied Egyptian market to limited overseas volumes"

"Spanish stone fruit kicks off peak season at Belgian wholesalers"

“Higher Hungarian cherry supply, reasonable market demand and prices”

Plum harvest thrives in Kanthalloor, India

Cherries unnoticed

What’s wrong with the season of Uzbekistan’s favorite fruit?

"By next week, we will gradually stop seeing batches with damages"

Jerte cherry crops partially damaged by rains

"Frequent rainfall affects the taste of Xinjiang's Xiaobai apricots"

DG Agri Dashboard: peaches and nectarines

Peach prices in the EU in week 22 came in at €181 per 100 kg

Strong competition from Spain

The Sicilian stone fruit campaign starts with apricots

Hot and dry weather impacts apple and stone fruit production in upper Shimla

Good volumes, but lower demand for Greek peaches and nectarines

Nova Scotia’s peach crop bounces back

Heilig Obstbau
Thomas Heilig at the start of the sweet cherry harvest on Lake Constance

"In the unprotected facilities, there will be significant harvest losses up to total failure."

Sweet cherry harvesting in the combat zones of Ukraine

Around 1,500 hectares of stone fruit orchards affected in Cieza, Murcia

"If we hadn't been 10 days ahead, we could be talking about the loss of 50,000 tons instead of 5,000"

Shipments of pest-infested apricots intercepted in Russia

Jon Clark - Fruit World International

Two new, premium cherry brands are launched on the UK and international markets

Replanting fruit orchards post-de-occupation in the Kherson region, Ukraine

Specialized ripening rooms ensure peak ripeness of peaches

Promising season for Moldovan cherry, plums and tables grapes coming up

Market challenges for cherry producers in north-eastern Bulgaria

Hungary's cherry season commences earlier

Cherry orchardists in Ganderbal face low rates and weather challenges


January's cold spell now impacts cherry growers in the Flathead region

Cherry exports expected to pick up as crop transitions from California to Washington

Turkish fresh produce grower and exporter Anadolu Etap

"The flat peach has become a premium and quite widespread fruit"

Pakistan inititates cherry shipment to China via refrigerated container


Javier Martínez Gabaldón from PGI Melocotón de Cieza:

"Due to climate change, we are planning to introduce varieties with lower cold hour requirements into the PGI"

Promising season ahead for cherries

Quentin Hoffmann, Mirabelles de Lorraine

“The Olympics will be a great opportunity to promote Mirabelles de Lorraine”

Serbian plum exports to Western Europe growing steadily

Australian food processor reduces canned fruit production

Ben Dor Fruits and Nurseries:

“Israel’s 2024 stone fruit season goes from cold to heat with rocket fire in fields”

Alexandre Cancel, Vergers Cancel

“We now have healthy cherries with good taste quality”

Erik-Jan Thur, Marni Fruit:

"Lack of summer weather affects stone fruit sales"

"Chinese high-end market has strong purchasing power for domestic cherries"

High share of imported fruits forecasted in Russian market

Earlier, but more historical start for California stone fruit

Eastern U.S. peaches exported to Mexico after a decade

Miguel Ángel Loren, of Andreea Fruits:

"Apricot shortages and surpluses may alternate at times during the campaign in Aragon"

Picota cherries mark the onset of summer in Spain

Peak Washington cherry supply ahead for July 4th weekend

Plum harvest to drop by more than 30% compared to 2023

"With such a drop in the plum harvest, we expect prices to remain high and stable"

Hungary declares prolonged period of water scarcity

Ukrainian Farms will plant vegetables in uncertain times

How Ukrainian farms are finding their niche

'Scientific methods should protect the industry's integrity'

Kakadu plum industry in Australia faces challenges

Collaboration between Queensland and Victorian governments and Hort Innovation Australia

Algorithm predicts shelf life of Australian mangoes and stone fruit

Alberto Peña, Persicum Fresh:

"The cold weather in May delayed the start of the cherry harvest"

U.S. outlook is promising

Cherry harvest begins in California

Lower volumes but larger sizes for Turkish cherries

Production for Turkish flat peaches is increasing

Celebrating a decade in peaches

Green sibling less dependent on weather whims

"Green asparagus enjoys less publicity but is very popular among young people"

China to inspect apricot production and storage in Kyrgyzstan for export

USDA invests in expanding American food exports like cherries and blueberries

North Carolina bounces back with larger peach crop

The Morisi company does not aim for earliness, but to protect the crop. Photo gallery below

Cherry trees protected in greenhouses in northern Italy

Are prices and exports likely to be impacted?

Harvest of Uzbekistan’s cherries is delayed

Pierre Monteux, Mas Saint Paul

“Tasteful French apricots are now entering the market”

François Philippe, TerreAzur Pays de Loire

A good start to the campaign for French “Canard des Clairettes” apricot

Large yield expected for Turkish cherry season

Eric Godard Durand, Agence Laparra

“Spanish cherries are more expensive than the French ones”

Fruit harvest season begins in Northern Israel, farmers suffer losses

Prices of sweet cherries increase in Tajikistan as yield decreases

Sergio Alonso, from Cosanse: "Good start to the cherry season and slightly lower forecasts for stone fruit"

"Our partners' cherries are uninsured this year due to the tightening of Agroseguro's conditions"

Cold snap threatens stone fruit production in South Okanagan

Chile wants to increase opportunities for cherry in China

Europe expects to harvest 3.4 million tons of peaches and nectarines

Albisole - the first produce from the Romagna hills

Apricot harvesting operations have started

Yields down by 50%, but average size of 26 mm

First Apulian Ferrovia cherries on the markets: high demand and high prices

South Carolina peach growers expect good crop

“No major weather hazard to report in production basins”

European nectarine harvest

Demedts-Demey nursery resumes operations on Mother's Day

"The first Flemish cherries again received a warm welcome"

Paul van Groningen, Hudepa:

"Spanish stone fruit harvest varies significantly by region"

Julie McLachlan with Jealous Fruits, British Columbia

“It’s not as much as we had hoped for, but we do have a cherry crop”

Guarino Natural Garden (Italy)

Increasing demand for organic short supply chain products

Catalonia comes close to its stone fruit production potential with a 4% decrease compared to 2023