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Sector | Fruit (top)

Getting ready for Canadian Cherry Month

Amanda Lyon - Prevar

New Zealand's PiqaBoo® pears arrive in China

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

Cherries are top of mind this spring

Region's growers call for 100% import duty on imported apples

Program focuses on economic reconstruction of Jammu and Kashmir's horticulture industry

Eastern Europe

Apple and onion supply surged, while potato and carrot prices keep falling down

Karen Morrish - New Zealand Apples and Pears

“While conditions have been great, the season's expected success is also down to sheer hard work"

"We'll finish our apple season in the next week or two"

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

Blue Whale prepares the 2024 plum campaign

“Our harvest potential is 5,000 tons”

26 and 27 June 2024 Óbidos, Portugal -

Interpera 2024 to focus on technical visits in Portugal

India-South Africa apple agreement impacts Kashmiri market

New South Wales, Australia

Quality-first strategy in Batlow orchard yields high profits

Fresh apple prices in Ukraine are high – will Ukraine turn to imports?

New apple variety makes its debut

"Apple prices are still not sufficient to cover all of the rising costs"

Dominiek Noppe, Vergro:

"Good prices, but the Netherlands has more pears in stock than one might think"

Washington apple movement gaining ground

Unusual flower fall in Kashmir's apple orchards due to recent weather fluctuations

The impact of climate change on fruit prices in South Korea

Aerobotics -

Taking pictures of fruit can lead to greater efficiency and more accurate data

DG agri dashboard: apples

France saw highest February monthly average apple prices at €1.36 per kg

"Current demand for organic apples is still strong, but we can't fulfil the demand"

Abate pears gaining popularity in organic category

Fresh apple exports from Xizang to Nepal

"Bryansk Orchard" in Russia to launch the largest fruit storage facility in April

Research funding boosts for UK apple growers through collaboration between B-hive and Adrian Scripps

The apple trade with Belarus restored: initial insights and expectations

Supermarket Sales Data – British apples

Tesco bought 4,191 tonnes of British apples in March 2024

Why are vegetarian meals on planes so bad?

Looking for a name for the new Washington State apple hybrid

Storm impact on Western Cape apple farms seems manageable

New Zealand apple and pear growers consult on industry levy

South Korean government works to ensure stable apple supply

First apple exports from Xizang autonomous region to Nepal

April apple holdings 33 percent more compared to April 2023

Peach and apple growers in Nova Scotia cautioulsy optimistic

Canadian authorities green light Arctic Gala

Congress leader highlights economic challenges faced by HP apple farmers

Xavier Laduron, Fairebel:

"At the barber's, you can't pay half of what you did last year, so why should it be any different with fruit?"

Marc Evrard, Belgian Fruit Valley:

"Distant destinations offer increased demand and growth potential for Belgian top fruit"

The lack of flowering could reduce Spain's Conference pear production by more than 50%

Florix tested in the field: videos and photos below

Flower thinning machine that can also be used for pome fruit trees

New Zealand-grown Envy en route to global markets

Despite cooler weather, Texas' fruit crop is looking good this year

Port of Cape Town closed since Thursday

Gale force winds “sounding like aeroplanes flying over” batter the Cape

Apple pricing down due to increased volume

Exotic apple varieties gain ground in Kashmir

"Despite problems on the Red Sea, demand has increased for several weeks"

Green apple production declines in South Africa

Chad Miller – Agrivested

Higher export packouts result from tapping into symbiotic fungi

New Zealand

Apple harvest progresses in Hawke's Bay - gold kiwifruit coming from Bay of Plenty

Aart Blom, Fruitpartners Blom:

"By the end of May, we'll have run out of Elstar apples"

Gerard van den Anker, Zaltbommel Auction:

"Since introducing the digital auction, we lack sorted top fruit to offer buyers"

Massachusetts farmer not worried about cold weather just yet

South African apples and pears in the Indian market

Adolfo Nájera, from S.A.T. Frutas y Verduras Valle de Rincón:

"In the event of a more limited fruit setting, the sizes and quality will both improve"

Apple growers in Kashmir count losses amid price drop

Kazakhstan's fruit and berry exports surged in 2023

Polish apples find their way to France

"We are very happy about the first larger shipments to the French market"

WAPA apple and pear stock figures for 1 March 2024 -

European apple stocks in March -2.2% lower compared to 2023

Ukraine became the second largest supplier of fresh apples to the UAE market

Tasmanian apple season in full swing

Despite Polish blockade

Ukraine exported fresh apples to 22 world countries in January 2024

New data reveals increasing cost of UK apple production

"Red Jonaprince producers are the winners"

La Grande Bellezza Italiana

Over 1,300 stores chose PGI apples from Piedmont

Prospects for South African apple exports to Thailand progressing

Harvest of new season Rockit apples is in full swing

'Rocking into our biggest harvest yet'

Kissabel apple debuts in Australian market

Ukraine’s top 5 favorite winter fruits

Mandarins overtake bananas, but what about apples?

U.S. pear industry had hoped for higher prices this season

Kashmir is shifting from 'Delicious' to red 'Italy'

Washington Apple Commission president to retire

Pere Roqué, President of Asaja Lleida:

"Losses are expected in the pear harvest, but there's no need to unnecessarily alarm the markets"


Wholesale prices for Austrian table apples remain stable as stock dwindles

The decline in Ukrainian horticultural product exports for a second consecutive year

Tobi Seeobst AG

"If the apple is to have a market-compatible future, we will need more robust varieties"

HoneyCrunch puts on a show at Rungis

“Our next challenge is to open up the market with HoneyCrunch”

Batlow apple orchards see expansion with new organic variety

Apple prices begin to drop in South Korea amid stabilization measures

South Korea advances in cryopreservation for pear genetic resources

Growth in Azerbaijani apple exports: 19% increase in value

Maximised yields with minimised risk:

An integrated solution for a high-value cherry crop

Apple exports signal rosier times ahead for Hawke's Bay and NZ

Jan Marc Schulz, SFI Rotterdam:

"Harder to get Chilean fruit to Europe due to strong US market"

Ramadan boosts demand for Kashmiri apples

USApple Board meets with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

Seoul Metropolitan Government tries to stabilize pricess of apples and green onions

South Korean government expands list of tariff-free fruits, but leaves apples out

Korea is grappling with a looming crisis in its apple production

Researchers successfully complete chromosome-scale genome assembly of d'Anjou pear

DG agri dashboard: apples

EU calculated apples prices in February at €94 per 100 kgs

Softer demand for apples

Interplay between plant knowledge and robotics for innovations in precision fruit cultivation

Supermarket Sales Data – British Apples

Tesco took in 3,559 tonnes of British apples in February 2024

'Ukraine may expand fresh apple exports and imports of exotic fruits due to restart of container traffic in the Black Sea'

Mike Preacher with Superfresh Growers on the impact of storage technologies

“When I was a kid, we didn’t eat apples past January”

Montague is ready for its fourth Ambrosia season with volumes increasing compared to last year

New digital tool could help NZ apple and grape growers adapt to climate change

Numerous apples in Ukrainian cold storage

Ovocinárske družstvo Bonum
Peter Turlík of the Slovak Fruit Cooperative Bonum:

"Local club apples increasing in popularity"

Horticulture challenges in Himachal Pradesh as apple yield declines by 28%

How Maersk built a predictable end-to-end solution to transport cherries from Chile to China

Korea faces crisis in apple production

"Most varieties will be sold before the start of the new season"

Iran taxes its apple exports - fueling further price rise

Wendy Dowling - Bayleaf Organics

“The sunny, warm days and occasional rain have been a welcome relief after two years of wet weather"

Sarah McCormack - Te Mata

“Our first containers arrived in China and Vietnam and the feedback has been very positive"

Russia: Dagestan's Rosselkhoznadzor has monitored almost 107,000 seedlings since early 2024

PND: CB8 brings health and innovation to the world

Fresh-cut apples in Italian schools

"We're surviving the Red Sea crisis despite the challenges"

Michigan's spring weather fluctuations cause concern for fruit growers

U.S. March apple storage up a notable 34 percent over 2023

T&G announces excellent start to 2024 JAZZ season

"We are committed to providing customized freshness solutions for apple warehousing traders"

Ukraine advances apple cultivation with Gala, Red Jonaprinz, Fuji, and Red Chief

British Apples and Pears Limited launches manifesto ahead of UK's general election

Limited US apple imports expected this season

Tru-Cape -

Hail won’t seriously impact Langkloof apple production

Water restrictions in Tasman district impact apple growers

Limited-edition giftbox of apples introduced for Ramadan

UK farmers will plant a million fewer apple trees this year

South Korea maintains stance on apple and pear import ban amid price surge

The Apple of Soria starts the procedures to obtain the PGI label

SugarBee Apple announces year-round availability

Egg-sized hail stones pummel the Bo-Langkloof’s apple orchards

“The hail was like a machine gun”

Record-breaking temperatures could hurt apple crop in NY state