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Greek apricot season starts next week

The Greek apricot season is coming up very shortly. The previous season wasn’t the greatest, so growers and exporters are hoping for some improvement this year. Next week the early variety Bora variety will kick off the season and it will be closed by the late French variety Fardao in the middle of…

Ad Pollux, Regifresh, on Greek kiwi fruit:

Greek kiwi growers starting to explore new markets

Although the Greek kiwi often finds its way to Southeastern European markets, the Greek growers – as they become more professional – are cautiously starting to explore other…

Greece: Imports of fresh fruit and vegetables up in Q1

Imports of fresh fruit and vegetables grew by 33.5% in volume and 23.4% in value in the first three months of 2019, compared with the same period last year. This was reported by Incofruit-Hellas said in a report released on Tuesday. The volume of imports totaled 244,240 tons and their value stood at…

Greece: Hydroponic workshops launched in Corfu

Hydro Fresh Produce announces the launch of Hydroponic Workshops in sunny Corfu, Greece. The workshops will take place at their hydroponic farm in central Corfu, Greece. The farm is located just 5 km from Corfu International Airport and 7km from the historic UNESCO city centre. Accommodation is available…

“Our goal is to increase the quality of Greek cherries and the packaging it’s delivered in”

The trend of removing plastic packaging has also found its way to Greece. Consumers and importers alike are fighting for this cause to keep the planet healthy. For one Greek packhouse it’s an opportunity to not only improve the quality of the packaging, but also the cherries themselves. For Yaka IKE, a…

Greek Valencia season difficult due to weather and competition

In Greece, the Valencia season has been a difficult one. Weather and prices have made it hard on the exporters. The hail in particular has led to a lot of damages and the prices for Egyptian Valencias has made it hard to compete. Greek company Sparta Valley Fruits is currently in the midst of its…

Export of Greek watermelons starts soon

Mitrosilis will soon start their exports of the watermelons for this season. Their clients, who are mostly large supermarkets, have a demand for top quality products and a reliable collaboration, and Mitrosilis is willing to fulfil this demand. According to Nikos Katsaloulis, sales manager for…

Asepop Velventos on the Greek peach and nectarine season

“It’s difficult to compete with Italy and Spain due to their location”

It came a little later than expected, but the Greek season for peaches and nectarines will be a satisfying one. This is the opinion of a Greek exporter, who hopes to penetrate the German market this year. This is could be a challenge, as Italy and Spain are fierce competitors. For Greek exporter Asepop…

Freskon 2019: Fifth year of success

More than 4000 visitors attended during the three days of the fifth Freskon trade fair, which was organized once again this year by TIF-Helexpo. The fifth Freskon Trade Fair was a complete success, proving that it has become established as the meeting and reference point for entrepreneurs from the…

Greek peach season starting, large yield expected thanks to cold winter

The Greek peach season is about to take off. Harvesting will start in two weeks, but the season appears to be a promising one. Thanks to great winter conditions, one Greek exporter expects his trees to give a bigger yield than previously anticipated. Greek exporting company AC Meliki has over 500…

“Barring any unexpected events, we anticipate a good grape season”

We’re still a couple of months off, but the preparations for the grape season in Greece have been in full swing for a couple of months as well. From trimming the trees to attaching the vines, cultivating grapes is a challenging business in general. Zeus was more than happy to share their perspective on…

“Greek watermelons need sunny days like ice-cream”

The watermelon season in Greece has started and the weather seems to be the most important factor this season. With rain popping up all over Europe frequently, the demand for watermelons might not be as high as one had hoped for. This season might see more watermelons coming from Greece than the previous…

“The past two weeks there a was a drop in strawberry production of 60 per cent”

For Greek fruit exporter Proto, the kiwi season is over. Although kiwis is their major product, they still export plenty of other fruits across the globe. The strawberry season is still going, but the quantities are bit lower than expected. Nick Pardalis is the QA Manager for Proto, according to him the…

“There’s still availability in certain apple varieties”

The Greek apples season is still not completely over, as the country still has a couple of varieties available for export. The season has been going well for one particular apple exporter, although challenges still had to be overcome, especially when it came to having specific sizes for the market. The…

Greek asparagus season disappointing due to early German start

The Greek asparagus season has turned into an absolute nightmare. According to one Greek exporter, the window for making profits in asparagus is already very small, but due to weather circumstances this window was even shorter for Greece this year. Konstantinos Maragkozis is the Agronomist for Greek…

Freskon hosted 215 exhibitors and 205 international buyers this edition

Greece must pay special attention to the production of quality products, of high added value and authenticity, and the promotion of extroversion, according to the Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Food Ms Olympia Teligioridou, from the podium of the 5th Freskon inauguration. In fact, she stressed…

Start of Greek stone fruit campaign on Munich wholesale market

"First Greek cherries and peaches arriving this week"

The Greek stone fruit campaign has well and truly started. On May 6th, about a week earlier than last year, the first cherries and peaches are on offer at the stand of Hans Kuffer GmbH in Munich. "The volumes are still somewhat limited, but quality is excellent and we have a good position in the market…

Tough strawberry season for Greece - Easter ensured market recovery

The strawberry season will still last for another four weeks, but the season has definitely been a challenging one. Weather has caused issues, some old traditional markets had difficulties and heavier than usual competition made for an interesting season. Luckily, Easter has caused a slight recovery in…

Kenyan and Greek ports set to sign twinning agreements

The Kenyan ports of Mombasa and Lamu will sign twinning agreements with their Greek counterpart ports of Piraeus and Alexandroupolis that will see the ports establish ties of cooperation in shipping and bulk cargo haulage. Foreign Affairs CAS Ababu-Terrah Namwamba, said this when he visited Piraeus port…

Photo report: Zeus packhouse

Recently we were allowed to take a look into the packhouse of Zeus, a kiwi exporter located in Greece. The season is almost over and the company is already preparing itself for the next season, but there was still a lot to see. The location of the packhouse is stunning, as Mount Olympus is right in the background when you enter…


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