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Sector | Fruit (stone)

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

Iris Gil Mena, Frutas Goostar

“The Spanish organic stone fruit season looks good and promising”

Extremadura expects stone fruit harvest to reach 250,000 tons, 22% below potential

Cherry growers mostly interested in early, low chill varieties

Moldova allows Gagauz farmers to export fruits to the Russian market

Fungicide residue in U.S. cherries leads to seizure in Taiwan

Northwest cherry harvest forecast brings hope

Antonio Caballero, manager of Frutas Torero:

"So far, the stone fruit campaign has been good in terms of production and trade"

Agrofresh

“Post-harvest innovations boost the stone fruit market”

Stone fruit growers recognize agricultural challenges on Israel's northern border

"Chilean stone fruit exports have reached record levels"

Pricing pressure on California’s cherry crop this season

Agreste

“As of May 1st, 2024, French cherry production is estimated to have increased by 12%”

National Retail Report - specialty crops

Graduation and Memorial Day celebrations the main fresh produce promotions seen in U.S. stores

Import cherries and apricots to Russian regions undergo inspection

Lliyana Karaulanova - Diva Agro

"We grow many different varieties of cherries to extend our season"

Limited pricing and labour shortages

Challenging start to the sweet cherry season in Kherson, Ukraine

The Valencian Community will harvest 54% more stone fruit than last season

Nico Veldhoen, Staay Food Group:

"Good volumes of Spanish nectarines, but peaches and cherries are currently experiencing a dip"

Henk Vlaeminck, Van Dijk Foods:

"Desire for new products and good weather boosts demand for Spanish stone fruit"

Moldova takes up to a quarter of EU’s plum imports in 2023

Stone fruits hit hard as well

Devastating frosts lead to significant blueberry losses in Ukraine

Eric Tastayre, Apifood

“The plum market should be balanced this year”

Mónica Tierno, from Agrupación de Cooperativas del Jerte: "volumes will increase next week"

"There is more demand for cherries than supply at the moment"

This year, Washington state will likely be the latest cherry production region in North America

Michigan peach growers face economic strain from warm winter

José Aurelio García, manager of Explum:

"Plum production may drop by around 25% this year in Extremadura"

Kölla kicks off a promising 2024 cherry season in five European countries

Turkish cherry season anticipated to be much better than the last two years

Euro 2024: no fruit for fans, sausages get pricey

Frost devastated plum harvests in several regions of Ukraine

“This range will enable us to be present on the market all year round”

Lovita presents its new processed products

The Jerte cherry season kicks off with the certification of the first Navalinda

Positive outlook for Caderechas Valley cherries

"Our cherries leave no one indifferent"

Cherry season in Himachal Pradesh starts well, after a delay

Seasonal sweet cherries: prices and offers in different regions of Russia

Stone fruit campaign kicks off in Lleida

"We have strengthened our sales team to give organic stone fruit a boost at the national level"

“The demand for flat peaches from Spain grows every year”

China opens its doors to fresh cherries from Hungary and Kyrgyzstan

Sweet cherry in Greece hit new price records

USDA
Southern Region news release

Florida utilized avocado production for 2023 totaled 10,550 tons

José Casas, from Frutas Ponti: "We expect a very good stone fruit campaign in Bajo Cinca"

"Packaging requirements are causing some uncertainty for stone fruit exports to France"

Eloy Buenadicha Cobos, from Sol del Valle:

"In about 15 days, we will have fruit of caliber +32 available for marketing in trays"

USDA

Apple utilized production in Oregon and Washington up 25 percent from 2022

Carlos Echeveste, of Grupo Frutaria:

"This year, we started the cherry campaign with lower volumes in the first weeks"

Optimism for Alabama's strawberry and peach crops

April rains unevenly affected Lleida's cherry crops

"Turkish cherry production will be at its peak this season"

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"

Georgia peaches set for a bumper crop after missed season last year

Cherry season outlook is early and favorable in Washington

Kicking off California’s stone fruit season

Muriel Millan, Peaches and Apricots of France

Have French apricots suffered from the frost?

Sun Früchte
Volkan Günes, Freiburg wholesale market:

"We are now eagerly awaiting large-caliber stone fruits"

Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts 2023 Summary

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

Pressure on Washington cherries this season

Christophe Bouchet, Varietal Improvement Director at ASF

"Climate change is driving us to focus on earlier varieties with a good flavor"

"Suzhou Dongshan Baiyu Loquat has a high yield and will be launched soon"

Pedro Denia, of Frudenfer

"Apricots have taken most of the damage caused by hail"

California apricot and peach harvest has started

Mequinenza, Spain

New program for Cherry International Open Day

Sarah Neaves - AR Neaves

"We anticipate the first picking to occur between 7 and 10 days earlier than usual"

TR Turoni (Italy)

How to assess the quality of cherries and small fruits

The Spanish stone fruit campaign started early and with good prospects

Unexpected snowfall impacts fruit production in Afghanistan

"Early cherry volumes to decrease this year"

The open ground cherry campaign kicks off in Catalonia with less of a head start than anticipated

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

French Association of Plum Producers joins Eco-responsible Orchards

Plum harvest forecasts revealed at medFEL 2024

Peaches and nectarines are already cheaper than apples in Turkey

José Rodríguez Carrascal, Manager of SAT Síntesis

"The cold is delaying the ripening of stone fruit, but it will also help it size up"

Colorado's Palisade peach crop might be affected by late freeze

Proposed by Zetapack

A new weigher for blueberries and cherry tomatoes

Niagara-on-the-Lake stone fruit growers remain cautiously optimistic

Cherry shipments to double this summer

The wholesale price for cherries stands at 16.4 euros per kilogram

Early sweet cherry harvest in Bulgaria leads to price decline

Benoît Maillard-Guillon, Ets Meseguer

Start of the campaign of apricots from Murcia

Influence of weather on sweet cherry harvest in Ukraine

Turkey revises cherry export ambitions to 250 million dollars

Despite limited frost damages

New season of Turkish apricots looks promising

Nico Verhoef – Witzenberg Properties

South African pears are having a moment

Wholesale prices of nectarines and peaches in Turkey

Peach prices experience significant downturn – what does the future hold?

Murcia's stone fruit campaign has already started

Farmers in the Surkhandarya region of Uzbekistan have harvested an early crop of apricots

Enabling the export of Greek products such as cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, and more

Greece and China aim to boost agricultural exports

Joint venture acquires Prima Wawona packing houses in the U.S.

Massachusetts farmers fight frost to save crops

Indications are favourable at start of Europe's stone fruit season

Pack System solutions

Primary and secondary packaging for stone fruit, the time has come for an assessment

University of Queensland research identifies plum as natural alternative to preserve meat

Spain is set to harvest 134,352 tons

Europe expects to harvest the same amount of apricots as last season

Pascal Bassols-Pot, COT International

“The Roussillon can hold its own in terms of apricot volumes”

'Controlled atmosphere as an innovative solution for cherry shipments'

New cherry alliance set up in Michigan

UFSA Fresh Import-Export
Launch of the Spanish stone fruit and watermelon season at the Vienna Wholesale Market

"At the turn of the month, business is expected to pick up"

Frosts damaged part of Ukraine’s harvest of early apples and stone fruits

European expansion continues with the arrival of Portuguese E.Timóteo

700 tons of French Lovita plums expected this year

Extreme cold snap impacts Okanagan-Similkameen cherry crop

First cuts next weekend (Italy)

Open field cherries off to an early start with the Bigarreau variety

Organic apple, pear, and cherry availability growing to meet demand

"Our cherry production has increased by 60 per cent"

Blue Whale prepares the 2024 plum campaign

“Our harvest potential is 5,000 tons”

Return of cold weather impacts Czech crops

Martí Sentandreu, manager of Marti Fruit: "Without a doubt, we stand out by arriving early with tasty varieties"

"We can get 10 to 15 days ahead of the first apricot volumes in Spain"

Agriculture Minister gets call for emergency funding to assist growers

Extreme cold impacts Okanagan cherry production

"Current weather is actually perfect for the cultivation of cherries"

Why are prices so low?

Turkey, Egypt, and China clash on the early peach market