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Global Focus Citrus
Clementine industry too fragmented
Agrusib, a company specializing in the production and commercialization of clementines, founded the Sibarina brand in 1999. The objective was to gather citrus fruit producers from the Sibari plain (Calabria). Twenty years later, Agrusib is well-known both in Italy and abroad for its clementines and…
Grapefruit harvest started in Turkey
Producers in Adana, a city located in southern Turkey, have started to harvest grapefruits that are destined for Russia, Ukraine, Canada, Romania and Saudi Arabia. Adana is one of the most important citrus producers in the country. The city is responsible of 75% of the overall grapefruit production in…
Citrus industry generates billions in exports despite bruising year
South Africa has packed 126 million cartons of citrus fruit for export to countries around the world this year, and remains the second largest global exporter of citrus fruit.…Export of overseas citrus lasting longer but there is still a market for early Spanish varieties
Late overseas citrus on the rise
A recent semi-annual USDA report showed that, in 2018/2019, the cultivation and export of, among others, South African easy-peelers, is expected to rise significantly. This report is based on preliminary figures. This increase is a result of the acreage that was being expanded and is now in full production. This trend is not…
Leaved clementines are synonymous with freshness and high quality
De Maria Michele in Rosarno (RC) was founded in 1913 and owns four hectares of SRA Comune clementines as well as four hectares of Soreli and Dorì golden kiwifruit. The former are commercialized with leaves mainly in 10 kg plastic crates sent to the general markets in northern Italy, France and the…
"Navel crops from South Jiangxi, China are small in size due to dry weather"
The harvest season of navels in South Jiangxi Province, China is to kick off on November 20. Although a large part of the harvest is comprised of small sizes due to dry weather, this hasn’t posed any adverse effect on the order volume and prices. Liu Hui, Manager of Yuan’an County Navel Brother…
Ultra-thin layer of seal packaging increases citrus shelf-life up to 40%
Extending a product’s shelf-life has been an important goal for people at almost all points on the supply chain. Longer shelf-life means less product loss, less food waste, and more efficiency. Extending a product’s shelf-life can be done in different ways: some growers and breeders focus on developing…Fabien Ruiter has been with Spanish citrus and kaki exporter, Barber Caballero, since May
"Canada, Asia, and the Middle East are our most important markets"
In May this year, Fabien Ruiter left for Spain. He went to go and work at the Spanish exporter, Barber Caballero, in Valencia. Fabien was born and raised in a fruit and vegetable trading family in Limburg, the Netherlands. Many of his Dutch contacts have asked him to send some business there way. That is,…George Stergiou, Anyfion Greece:
"Delayed harvest of Greek organic citrus"
The season for organic citrus fruit from Greece is starting late this year. The weather during flowering delayed the growth and now the Swiss market has to be patient for a little longer until the popular goods arrive. George Stergiou, the CEO and export manager of ANYFION GREECE spoke to FreshPlaza…
China: Navel orange production declines by 30% in Hengyang, Hunan
The Navel orange harvest in Hunan begins in the middle of November. The harvest season is expected to last one month. The overall production volume declined this year as a…
Texas red grapefruit season commences, big sizes expected
Winter Sweetz, a Texas based grapefruit brand owned by Lone Star Citrus, announced the start of its twelfth season supplying quality, sweet grapefruit throughout the U.S. Now in full production, Texas Red Grapefruit will be available through April 2020, with peak sweetness from November 2019 to March…Saturated market and quality problems
Memorably bad season for South African soft citrus in Russia
While few traders wish to go on record, many agree: it’s been a memorably bad season for South African citrus in Russia – even “horrific”, in the opinion of an experienced trader. Ironically, the season started off well when South African Satsumas met a market short on soft citrus during the hemispheric transition…According to a Tarantine cooperative
Clementines: Real test of prices will take place in a few weeks time
In the past few days much has been said about the downward price war affecting clementines, since they are sold at bargain prices in supermarket chains. On this topic, we have a comment from the Cooperative Clemj Puglia of Palagiano, in the province of Taranto, which deals with the storage and processing…"Effective preventions are the key to controlling Huanglongbing"
"Oranges from Guangdong, China will be available early"
Huanglongbing is a deadly disease that affects the orange industry worldwide, especially in China whose production is huge. As the epidemic increasingly becomes a serious…
"Indonesia is currently the best export market for our Chinese mandarins"
"October is the time of year when Chinese mandarins in production areas all over the country enter the harvest season. Mandarins from various major production areas enter the Chinese fruit market one after the other. However, the mandarins entered the market around 10 days later than last year because…
Tougher times for South African citrus growers and exporters during past season
China and Russia stood out as the more difficult markets of the 2019 citrus season, says Snyman Kritzinger of Grown4U, a grower-exporter of citrus from the Sundays River and Gamtoos valleys in the Eastern Cape. The harvest is over and their last lemon containers are on the way to the UK and Hong Kong.…
Heat in spring has reduced Israel easy peeler crop by 30%
Easy peeler season in Israel will begin late November and wrap up around April. For exporting company UMS Trade, the season will kick off with the earlier variety Suntina in a few weeks. Alex Shindler says: “It looks like the season will start with a small delay, but the overall quality is looking good.…Efrain Saucedo Nuñez, Fruta del Huerto:
"Retailers like to work with specialist companies"
In December 2017, Efrain Saucedo Nuñez started in Breda as the European sales office for Mexican lime grower San Jose Tropical. Less than two years later, Fruta del Huerto is one of the five largest importers of limes in Europe. Efrain started in the warehouse at Hagé and then worked for several years at…Climate change is affecting the ripening of the fruits
Turkish mandarin season started slow, expected to pick up pace soon
In Turkey, the mandarin season has been going kind of slow. The season started in October with varieties like Dobeshibeni and Mihowase, which underperformed compared to last year. The increasing heat in the Turkish climate is also proving challenging, as the fruit ripens sooner every year. For Turkish exporting…
"Larger volume of small Chinese oranges this year"
China has welcomed a new orange season as domestic citrus enters the market to compete with imported produce, which has dominated the market for several months. Yang Zong of An Anyuan County Orange Orchard Modern Agricultural Development Co., Ltd. recently talked about the continuous price increase of Chinese…
FreshPlaza Citrus Global Focus
Our November Global Focus is all about citrus. Global orange production for 2018/19 is forecast to surge by 6.3 million metric tons (tons) to 54.3 million, the highest level in 8 years, as favorable weather leads to larger crops in the United States and Brazil. China’s production is projected to be down slightly to 7.2 million…