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Monday, November 28, 2022

Almost 60 percent crop increase on Ontario Honeycrisp this season

Ontario, Canada is welcoming a large apple crop for 2022-2023. “We have a big crop with good quality and growers are talking about exceptional color this year,” says grower Cathy McKay, chair of the Ontario Apple Growers. She notes that the crop overall is 29 percent bigger than last year and 20 percent…

Snacking trend leads to increased year-round production of mini cucumbers

Canada’s summer sunlight hours make the country very suitable for greenhouse vegetable production about nine months out of the year. “In winter, roughly from the end of November until the end of January, we just don’t get enough sunlight,” says Jeff Richardson with Great Lakes Greenhouses. Canadian…

Fruit importer happy to be back at Asia Fruit Logistica

Asia Fruit Logistica 2022 returned to its face-to-face format after being affected by the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. In its 2022 edition, the fair was held from November 2 to 4 in Bangkok, and not in Hong Kong where the event was traditionally held. “I saw a lot of enthusiasm from all…

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US cranberry harvest expected to be 5 percent larger in 2022

With the 2022 US cranberry harvest wrapping up just in time for Thanksgiving, this year’s crop is forecast to be 5 percent larger than last year’s crop. The 2022 cranberry crop is estimated at 7.44 million barrels but is expected to be smaller than in any of the previous three years (2018–20). Cranberry production, as…

International Asparagus Meeting at expoSE 2022

Productive meeting of international asparagus companies

For the first time, the "International Asparagus Meeting" was held in parallel with the asparagus and strawberry trade fair expoSE, both at Messe Karlsruhe, on 23.11.2022. There, experts from different European countries and North America, who are active in the cultivation and marketing of asparagus,…

Elon Musk's SpaceX brings 'tomato seeds' to International Space Station

It seems that 'Cosmic Tomatoes' will be introduced into space. SpaceX is presently delivering new supplies to the International Space Station. The mission took off from NASA's…

Louisiana scientists work to grow citrus indoors

The number of commercial citrus growers is still decreasing in south Louisiana, with saltwater intrusion making citrus cultivation all but impossible in some areas. For…

Leaders honored at Prince Edward Island Potato Board banquet

The Prince Edward Island potato industry gathered for its annual awards dinner for the first time since 2020. The industry thanked Premier Dennis King, former Minister of Agriculture Bloyce Thompson, current Minister of Agriculture Darlene Compton and the provincial government for their hard work during…

Event coordinated by Professor Bruno Mezzetti

Blueberries will be the main focus at the next Macfrut

Is the growth of the blueberry so relentless? Is it still sustainable to have such fruit travel from one part of the globe to another just for the sake of having a tray in the supermarket counter even in December? What are the best varieties? This and many other questions will be answered during the…

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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…

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US cranberry harvest expected to be 5 percent larger in 2022

With the 2022 US cranberry harvest wrapping up just in time for Thanksgiving, this year’s crop is forecast to be 5 percent larger than last year’s crop. The 2022 cranberry crop is estimated at 7.44 million barrels but is expected to be smaller than in any of the previous three years (2018–20). Cranberry production, as…

Almost 60 percent crop increase on Ontario Honeycrisp this season

Ontario, Canada is welcoming a large apple crop for 2022-2023. “We have a big crop with good quality and growers are talking about exceptional color this year,” says grower Cathy McKay, chair of the Ontario Apple Growers. She notes that the crop overall is 29 percent bigger than last year and 20 percent…

Sjraar Hulsman, Frankort&Koning:

"The energy market's uncertain, so there's more weekly strawberry sales rather than fixed prices"

The Dutch greenhouse multiple strawberry crop season is nearing its end, and the first imported strawberries are entering the market. Sjraar Hulsman of Frankort&Koning takes stock. "Whereas in recent years, lit greenhouse strawberry cultivation expanded sustainably, growers are now taking a step back,"…

Sembikiya, the temple of expensive fruit

18 grapes sold at €30 in Japan

Sembikiya can be defined as the most expensive fruit shop in the world. It is located in Tokyo, Japan and Tommaso Rossi, who lives and works in the capital, has shot a video inside it (click here to watch it). The store has been open since the late 1800s.   "I find myself in one of the most expensive places in Japan, which can be defined as…

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…

The new yellow apple returns to the European market

The new yellow-skinned specialty in the apple segment has returned to the market to satisfy the most demanding consumers. Since the end of October the yello® apple, produced exclusively in Europe by the VOG and VIP Consortia, has been available again with its abundance of tropical aromas, juiciness and…

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