Heat and lack of rain lead to shortage of large onions

Future onion prices are uncertain as the country-wide heat wave has continued to impact the individual sizes of fresh produce. “The market on bigger-sized stuff over the past…

Plummeting potato prices for Uttar Pradesh growers

Uttar Pradesh’s Farrukhabad district is known for its high production of potato. Multinational food giants such as Frito-Lay, which manufactures potato chips, procure potatoes…

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Spring onion harvest in Egypt delayed due to weather conditions

The Egyptian spring onion season started slightly later than exporters had hoped for. As there is high demand for the spring onions in Egypt, this could have been a solid opportunity for the Egyptian produce. Harvest is now expected to start mid-October, with one exporter expecting to increase their…

Piet van Liere, Flevotrade:

"Onion tsunami's been tempered; quality and container availability are this season's main challenges"

The talk of a plentiful onion harvest has been somewhat tempered now. "The crops are dying off quickly. That's due to natural influences and diseases. So, the Netherlands generally has just a good, but not massively high yield. They're particularly disappointing in the north of the country. However, in…

"We can not help but to temporarily halt export"

"Shipping cost of peeled Chinese onions is higher than product value"

Gansu is a major onion production area in China. The weather conditions and soil conditions are very well suited to the production of onions. The annual production volume in Gansu is huge and the product quality is excellent. That is why Gansu onions are popular with overseas buyers. Last year the period…

Senegalese onion farmers struck by surplus

Senegal's is in middle of an onion supply glut, with prices plummeting and heaps of the pungent vegetables left to rot by the roadside. The nation’s farmers, who produce about…

Dominique Viel, Ferme des Arches:

“This year, the onion calibers will be smaller”

Last week, 8 of the main operators of the onion market came together to take a look at the campaign so far. “Together, these 8 operators represent about 50 to 60% of the French market, which enabled us to draw a reliable report on the overall situation in different geographical areas of France,” explains…

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Lechelle Earl - Onions Australia

Too early to predict how exports will look this year

Most of the onion planting is now complete in Australia, with the exception of Tasmania who are still planting, they are a bit later due to a wet winter. “The new season harvest is about to start in Queensland and South Australia will start their harvest in December. There have been no major weather…

Andy Gray - Harvex

"With a successful New Zealand season behind us we are looking forward to the Dutch onion season”

Global online onion trading platform Harvex has just completed the first New Zealand onion export season and it has been a great success according to Andy Gray from the company. “This is a new frontier in online trading, with a successful New Zealand season behind us we are looking forward to the Dutch…

Paul Warren - Balle Bros

“Given the logistical challenges the season has been reasonable, interest from Europe was strong,”

As the New Zealand onion season draws to a close one of the country’s biggest growers said that although it’s had its challenges the season has been reasonable. “Given the logistical challenges the season has been reasonable and interest from Europe was strong,” said Paul Warren from Balle Bros Group.…

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James Ryan - Magnus Kahl Seeds

Supplying quality onion and niche allium products to the global market

Magnus Kahl Seeds began producing and marketing open pollinated onion seed in Australia in the 1930’s. Since this time, after many decades of extensive breeding, they have added a range of high quality hybrid and open pollinated onion products to their portfolio.Focussing only on alliums, the company has…

Weather problems become apparent in UK potato crop

UK potato growers are starting to lift their crops. These have seen difficult conditions and the goods are being sold into an uncertain market. Most potatoes were planted in…

Simon Martin - Koffmaans

Potato and frozen chip brand receiving good support from top chefs

The UK hospitality sector has been fully open for a few months now. Although not quite back to full capacity, people are enjoying being able to eat out again. “We have seen a massive demand for our brand both in fresh potatoes and frozen chips,” explains Simon Martin from Koffmann’s. “We are not…

Mike de Koster, WDK Onions, the Netherlands:

"Good demand on the onion market, but prices remain very fixed"

There are still some onion sets on the market. Nevertheless, from this week, the Dutch company, WDK Onions, will be moving full steam ahead with seed onions. "This is still in a transition week for us. Next week we'll switch entirely," says Mike de Koster. "The early onion sets were of very poor quality.…

Late August saw record prices for onions in Russia

Onion prices in Russia are at an unusually high level for this period of the year. Right now, growers can sell high-quality products at an average price of 17 rubles/kg, which…

FreshPlaza September Global Focus on Onions & Potatoes

FreshPlaza's September Global Focus is on onions and potatoes. Are you growing, supplying, importing or exports onions or potatoes? Will your markets changes due the global shipping problems and higher costs? Have climate conditions affected supply? You can contact us via info@freshplaza.com with…


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