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Sector | Fruit (stone)

Afghanistan

Maidan Wardak's cherries and apricots reach India

Exclusive propagation rights granted in U.S. for KIR cherries

Vietnam grants market access for California peaches and nectarines

Fourth Iberian Stone Fruit Congress will be held in November in Don Benito

Nicola Leonardi, sales manager at Sant'Orsola

Cherries from Trentino Alto-Adige available until the end of July

Grower Benny Herbots:

"Despite decreased cherry volumes, prices are also lower than expected"

Russia appropriates Ukrainian brand "Melitopol cherry" and signals further expansion

French peach-nectarine producers protest against low prices

“The red line has been crossed”

Agreste

"Cherry production almost stable year-on-year"

Serbia remains one of Europe’s largest cherry exporters

Paco Jara, manager of Huerta Campo Jara, member of the Ondine club:

"The prospects for flat nectarines in 2024 are looking very good, with strong sales expected"

Honey plums from Guizhou province welcomed in Thailand

China's cherry production will grow by 6% next season

Viveros Hernandorena and PSB Producción Vegetal: two decades of collaboration with stone fruit

Mladomir Jovanovic from Fruitech d.o.o.:

"We are looking for a partner so that we can also expand outside Serbia"

Minister Torobaev meets with industry representatives

Kyrgyzstan focuses on plum processing and export

"Cherry season was generally good for growers and traders"

Mixed results near St. Louis, Missouri

Peach production rebounds in southern Illinois

Producers in Ovalle expect a good 2024/25 cherry season

Antonio Ortega, from the Maitena del Genil cooperative in Granada

"Around 80% of the cherries that arrive are of caliber 28-30, the largest in recent years"

Greek cherry season ends early due to weather conditions and low supply

Ángel Aldama, manager of Frutas Aldama:

"Given the lower production of plums in Extremadura and France, we expect a very good season for the Claudia Reina"

Plums from Kyrgyzstan may start being exported to China, Turkey, and Uzbekistan

Central Afghanistan

Satisfying cherry yield coupled with market challenges in Maidan Wardak

Chile's stone fruit season ends with record exports in terms of value and volume

Heatwaves impact cherry production in Yamagata, Japan

Maxim De Roeck, Fruitful Berries:

"With enough attention, blackberries certainly have marketing potential"

Tozzi Frutta sells 60% of its production abroad

"A normal year, but we are hoping for an increase in prices"

Weather and market dynamics sour Washington State cherry season

Michigan cherry production boosts national totals

Richard Uijtdewillegen, Aartsen:

"Ample stone fruit expected this season"

Slightly early start to Ontario stone fruit season

Moldova adopts reusable trays for fruit export

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

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

Ramón Fernández, from Arrofrut:

"There is going to be practically no yellow plum production"

Erwin Dehmel Fruchtgroßhandel
Hamburg wholesale market:

"In a year like this, retailers realise the added value of protected cherries"

Harvest reduction of 30 to 40 percent

April frosts impact Bavarian plums

Azienda Foglio from Cuneo

"I salvaged my cherries thanks to multi-purpose nets"

China: Stone Fruit Annual

Peach and nectarine production estimated at 17.6 million tons in MY2024/25

Georgia and Southeast peach growers rebound from frost losses

US sweet cherry production outlook for 2024

Matthew McIntyre - McIntyre Fruit

"It is pretty devastating to see the fruit drop off, but you just have to walk away and let it happen"

A+C Wehenpohl GbR
Hubertus Wehenpohl on apricot growing in the Oldenburger Münsterland:

"We are now planning to triple our cultivation capacity"

Greenhouse cherry season successfully concluded at Demedts - De Mey

"We hope to be picking the first Belgian apricots next week"

China Week 26 Fruit Wholesale Market Report

Prices of imported citrus rebounded slightly, apples slow to sell

In Moldova, the newest sweet cherry sorting and packaging line has been launched

Exploring apricot production in Turkey

Serbia: A plum season with highs and lows

"Despite increasing competition, we still have a competitive advantage over the Republic of Moldova"

30 tons exported to China in 2023

Tajikistan's black cherries gain popularity with the Chinese

Cherry harvest downturn in Bavaria

California stone fruit update

Labor-intensive crops increasingly replaced by crops that are mechanically harvestable

Not a record Pacific Northwest cherry crop, but room for retail ads

Alexandre Cancel, Vergers Cancel

The market responds well to French plums

Introducing the UFO cherry growing system in New Zealand

"Not even a single peach flower bloomed'

Fruit growers try to adapt in Kelowna following extreme cold

Michigan cherries are still facing weather challenges

Turkey

Cherry harvest kicks off in Bursa's Keles district

Northeastern Afghanistan

Panjshir cherries are reaching global markets

Javier Traín, from Agrotraín:

"We'll have to see how Paraguayo peaches are affected by the expected growth of the Platerina"

Erratic weather impacts Kashmir cherry production

FreshPlaza Global Focus on soft fruit and stone fruit

Lulu Group from Oman imports stone fruit from Uzbekistan

"We have switched to selling Central Asian cherries using an order-based model"

China week 25 Fruit Wholesale Market Report

Initial pricing of South African oranges fell short of expectations, resulting in weak overall market

B&B Fruit bets on season extension with new line of blue varieties

"In the last five years, we couldn't meet the demand for plums"

Antonio Zani, sales manager at Granfrutta Zani:

'Apricot market is growing and quality is excellent'

AI tested in Spanish peach orchards should predict yields by counting flowers

“Hungary’s 2024 stone fruit season started well - big pull from markets”

California stone fruit at Summer X Games this weekend

Pacific Northwest exports about 40,000 tonnes of cherries annually

Washington state's cherry exports take flight during peak season

Smaller yield promises Canadian Cherries with exceptional flavour this summer

"Zhenning Honey Plums are on the market, with continuous rainfall affecting their early taste"

Domestic plums are in peak season, with many varieties expected to be harvested earlier

Dreamstime
German cherry harvest picks up speed:

Lush harvest estimates in Baden-Württemberg and the Altes Land region, record losses in Thuringia

Bolla Ferdinando boasts almost 600 suppliers, including 80 new ones from Trentino

Cherry season in Verona in full swing

Azienda Agricola I Colli (Italy)

A family that believes in the PGI Peach of Verona

Ensuring fruit and berry supply in Kazakhstan amid Russian frosts

Manel Simon, director of Afrucat:

"Prices of small-sized nectarines plummet at the start of the Catalan-Aragonese harvest"

Little to no harvesting of deciduous fruit on farms around Israel’s Northern Border

Impact of war: Ukraine's sweet cherry industry adapts amidst challenges

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

Agreste

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"

USDA

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

DG Agri Dashboard: peaches and nectarines

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