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Philippe Jean, Cofruid’Oc:

“We are doubling our volumes of Legend harvested, going from 400 to 800 tons!”

It is the fourth year that Cofruid’Oc Méditerranée sells its new variety of scab-resistant French apples under the Legend® brand. The harvest started last week and is already looking promising. “This apple is harvested in early October. The south of France has been impacted by the weather events this…

"Overall production volume of Chinese apples declined by 20% this year"

New harvest of red Fuji apples from Yantai enters Chinese market in mid-October

Yantai is one of the main production areas of red Fuji apples in China. The new harvest will enter the Chinese market in the middle of October. The production areas still suffered from hailstorms in early October, as well as continuous rainfall. Some of the apples developed rust spots, which will undoubtedly have an impact on the production volume and the average produc…

Ross Goatham - AC Goatham & Son

"We haven’t known a growing season like it in the last 40+ years."

The first of this season's apples were picked in early August at English top fruit grower AC Goatham and Son, this was three weeks later than in a normal year."It has been a challenging season and we started the main harvest about 2 weeks behind previous years, however the weather we have had throughout…

Strong demand from North America, South America, and Asia

Solid start of Pacific Northwest pear season

Movement of pears in North America are even currently. “We had a great Bartlett pear crop come in this harvest. Sizing is about the same as last year, with minute changes based on variety and harvest timing,” says Cat Gipe-Stewart, communications manager with Superfresh Growers based in Yakima, WA. “The…

Apple brand launches direct-to-consumer store

Yes! Apples, a fresh, consumer-first apple brand, has launched an online store where consumers can buy its apples to be shipped directly to their door. “Yes! Apples continues to build its reach to consumers across the country as it brings New York-grown apples coast to coast,” said Kaari Stannard, chief executive…

Belgian Migo pear season starts at BelOrta:

"Good quality and a little larger"

This week, Belgian Migo pears became widely available at BelOrta again. "Given the circumstances, we've had a good harvest with good quality pears," states Laurent De Smedt, the Top Fruit Division Head. "The less than ideal spring weather has resulted in a reduced crop. The Migo pears will, however, be slightly…

China: Rockit sales up 94% during Mid-Autumn Festival

For the Mid-Autumn Festival sales period, sales of Rockit™ apple sales were up 94% in Mainland China. According to Rockit General Manager Global Sales, Mark Pay, it was phenomenal to see retail partners deliver over 3,800 in-store POS displays and hand out thousands of samples to promote a healthy…

Hailstorm in Luochuan reduces apple production by around 20%

Apple production areas in the northwest of China were suddenly hit by hailstorms in late September. One of the most important apple production areas in China, Luochuan,…

New marketing agreement for SnapDragon and RubyFrost apples

Crunch Time Apple Growers, the collective of growers responsible for SnapDragon™ and RubyFrost™ apples, has granted two Michigan-based apple packaging, shipping and marketing facilities — Applewood Fresh Growers LLC and Riveridge Produce Marketing, Inc. — license to market both varieties of apples…

Cold storages filling fast with apples this year

Apple harvesting season in full swing in Kashmir Valley

Kashmir Valley apple growers seems happy with their apple production this season. They are ready to ship out large quantities of apples to different states in the country.…

Asia is main destination

British Columbia apple exports expected to triple this year

It looks to be a bright season for British Columbia (BC) apple exports, the province that is responsible for 90 percent of Canadian apple exports. Last year, production of export quality apples was down due to forest fires, smoke, and a mid-October cold snap. However, this year the situation looks much…

FreshPlaza October Global Focus on Top Fruit

FreshPlaza's October Global Focus is on top fruit. Are you growing, supplying, importing or exporting top fruit? Will your markets change due the global shipping problems and higher costs? Have climate conditions affected supply? You can contact us via  with information or we can do an…

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