Excellent prices for Italian early onions

The fact that only a small number of onions were sown in autumn means that they are fetching excellent prices. This was confirmed by Michael Valmori, a grower from Emilia Romagna (Imola area) who planted 16 hectares. "We have just completed the harvest, and after some time in the field to decrease…

Francisco Guanter, Technical Director of Citrus Nostrum:

"The first Red Kalesi pigmented oranges of the season have been well received"

The new late pigmented orange season has just started for the Spanish company Citrus Nostrum. The Red Kalesi orange, with its orange skin and ruby red flesh, is its flagship product in this category. "At Citrus Nostrum, we are starting our third commercial campaign with this variety, of which we plan to harvest…

Gerard van Loon, The Greenery Italia

"Soft fruit becoming very popular in Italy"

Gerard van Loon immigrated from the Netherlands to Puglia, Italy a few years ago. He did so to build contacts with local growers for The Greenery Italia. He also wants to promote new varieties and explore and stimulate the Italian soft fruit market. Italy has a population of more than 60 million people.…

Calabresella, a refreshed brand

The Italian watermelon campaign - reasons for optimism

"This year should be full of optimism," said Iolanda Turrà, Chief Administrative Officer of the company Giovanni Turrà located in Crotone, Calabria, Italy, with regard to the watermelon season that is about to begin, and after a difficult fennel campaign. The company has launched a new brand to place…

Sicilian seedless grapes hit the shelves 15 days ago and continue to enter new markets

"With 110 hectares of early grapes, almost all of which are seedless varieties, we are the first ones to appear on the global markets with a product of European cultivation," said Angelo Brunetti of the farm Casa Grazia located in Gela (CL), Sicily, which has been committed to research the best top…

China could become a very important market for Turkish cherries again this year

Turkish fruit exporter releases animated film encouraging children to eat fruit

While the cherry season has kicked off, one Turkish fruit exporter has launched an animated film, encouraging children to eat healthy fruits during the season. Meanwhile the exporter also has a developing a club grower project, allowing the company to offer complete traceability from growing to packing.…

Dual situation when it comes to cherries

While a few producers from the south are complaining, the situation is looking better in the north where the current market phase is well diversified. The president of a cooperative in Emilia reports that "early cherries, which are softer and with a shorter shelf-life, are over. Now we're harvesting new…

Cold and rainy weather in Europe leads to lower demand

Bottom prices for Turkish watermelons

The Turkish watermelons have been in season for a while now, but according to Coskun Eren, marketing manager for Turkish fruit exporter Eren, the demand is not what it was last year: “The watermelon season in Turkey has been a little quiet this year. Normally Turkey starts with greenhouse watermelons at…

FreshPlaza June Special - Mediterranean region

This month FreshPlaza will be will be highlighting the Mediterranean region in our special. Are you a grower or an importer/exporter in the Mediterranean region?  We would love to hear from you for our June special section. You can send us some information or we can call you for an interview, just let us know.…


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