Oman pushes for grape, mango and banana production

As part of its goal of attaining self-sufficiency and diversification of agricultural crops, Oman’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources (MAFWR) has urged…

Nearly 30,000 tons could be collected

Cordoba's garlic harvest begins with a good forecast for volume and prices

Asaja Cordoba reported that the garlic harvest and the mechanized collection of garlic in the province of Cordoba has started. They also stated they expected an increase in production and good prices. The national president of the Asaja Garlic Sector, Miguel del Pino, said that this was the…

"Peruvian avocados enter Chinese market later than usual due to quality standards"

There is a temporary shortage in the Chinese avocado market because the supply from Peru is delayed. The price is very high at the moment. According to Peruvian sources, large…

Plantations International launches first organic Musang King durian plantation in Malaysia

The Plantations International group of companies is very pleased to announce that via its fully own Malaysian subsidiary United Tropical Fruit Sdn. Bhd., it has launched…

Northern Australia Food Futures Conference

Setting the framework for growth in Australia's tropical fruit industry in the north

Tropical fruit growers and stakeholders will this week take part in the Tropical Exotic Fruit Symposium in Darwin to develop a Research, Development and Extension plan for the industry. Held off the back of the four-day Northern Australian Food Futures Conference, NT Farmers CEO Greg Owens says the event…

Vietnamese government welcomes 190 Chinese traders to buy lychees

The Vietnamese government has given permission for 190 Chinese traders to enter the country to buy lychees in the northern province of Bac Giang. These traders will enter through Lang Son Province, where, at the border, they have to furnish Covid-19 negative certificates issued by competent Chinese…

Cambodian mango exports licensed by China

Recent reports say that China has arranged a deal for Cambodia to export about 500,000 tons of fresh mangos to the country. After more than three years of negotiation, the…

Thanh Ha lychees now available on online marketplaces Lazada

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency, Thanh Ha lychees from Vietnam’s northern province of Hai Duong are now officially on sale on…

Taiwan pineapple exports exceed 18,222 tons

Taiwan has exported 18,222 tons of pineapples this year so far, with 61.9 percent sold to Japan. This was said in a statement from the Council of Agriculture (COA), that added…

Bangladesh: Mangoes start appearing in markets Rajshahi

Mangoes have started appearing in the markets of Rajshahi city and its adjacent areas; the harvest began last Saturday morning, abiding by the instruction of local…

Avocado farming promising endeavor for Tanzania

The Arusha Region of Tanzania has a high potential for exports of avocados. Almost 9,000 tons -valued at $30 million - were exported last year, while some seven years before…

Podcast

Hopeful lessons from Hawaii’s successful battle with Avocado Lace Bug

When the invasive avocado lace bug was first spotted in Hawaii, farmers were quite worried. However, intensive collaboration provided a path forward, and the path followed…

Dominican Republic

Avocados, pigeon peas, oranges and bananas see large increases in April

Statistics from the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic say that among the groups with the highest incidence in the growth of the April 2021 price index were food and…

Promoting its kiwis in U.S. and Canada

Greek Kavala COOP announces participation in new "The Charming Taste of Europe" campaign

The Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Kavala (Kavala COOP) from Greece has announced the participation in a new communication campaign in Canada and the U.S. to promote…

First lychee shipment of 100 tons set off from Guangdong, China to Canada

On May 10, the 2021 Guangdong Lychee Exports Departure and Cross-border E-commerce Launch Ceremony took place in Dianbai District, Maoming City, Guangdong. The first shipment…

Joep Jongmans, Special Fruit, Belgium

“Mango price drop stabilizes”

The Peruvian mango season is over, and the Ivorian one's in full swing. "The Ivory Coast started two weeks earlier than usual. But Peru continued longer than usual. So the seasons have overlapped for the last three weeks," says Joep Jongmans of Special Fruit. "Both countries had a remarkable number of large sizes - 6s and 7s.…

Cartama will ship 1.6 tons

Colombia will ship its first Hass avocados to South Korea in the coming days

On May 17, Colombia will send its first shipment of Hass avocado to South Korea's capital after the Asian country approved the entry of this Colombian product. According to…

Kent variety slowly ramps up

Ups and downs during Mexican mango season

The Kent Mango season out of Michoacán, Mexico is close to its halfway point with approximately one month left on the variety. London Fruit typically has an early start on the Kent variety as the company’s fields are located in the middle of a mountain range between two valleys. This provides a dry…

Kingdom eyes longan exports to China

Pailin longan is expected to be the third Cambodian fruit to be officially exported directly to the Chinese market after bananas and mangoes, according to Minister of…

Delayed Kesar mango raises prices by 15%

This year Amdavadis might not get their usual quota of favourite Kesar mango. The production of the fruit is 40% lower. Every year by this time the market is flooded with…

Trevor Dukes – The Fruit Farm Group South Africa

Search continues for genuine dwarf, precocious avo, not prone to alternate bearing

At The Fruit Farm Group South Africa the avocado volumes are slightly up on 2020. “Very good summer rains bode well for the 2022 crop, so I think there's high potential for next year's avocado crop,” says Trevor Dukes, CEO of The Fruit Farm Group South Africa. Young Hass avocado trees on Bounty rootstock…

Gerry Li, Vision Fresh, the Netherlands

"Good garlic prices, very stable ginger price"

The new Chinese garlic harvest should reach the Netherlands within five to six weeks. "There’s not much garlic available now, and the price is good. Prices vary between €25 and €28,” says Gerry Li, sales manager at Vision International. This Dutch company can justifiably be called a ginger specialist…

Durians from South East Asia remain popular in China

Nowadays, imported fruits such as durians, cherries, dragon fruit, and avocados are common sights in many supermarkets in China. In recent years, durian has defeated cherries…

Mangoes from Panzhihua, China available in June

Panzhihua in Sichuan is a renowned production area of late mangos. Of all the mango production areas in the country, it is the northernmost, highest in altitude, and its…

Slim volumes of imported pineapples

Supplies of pineapples are tight right now. “They’re a little short at the moment which is a little off the norm. It’s surprising--I don’t know why that is,” says Anthony Serafino of Exp. Group, LLC based in North Bergen, NJ. “They’re saying there are some sourcing issues and it’s been like this for a…

Peter Hobert, BUD Holland:

"New Zealand Kiwanos are here"

This week, at long last, Kiwanos arrived from New Zealand in the Netherlands again. They were delivered to Bud Holland's warehouse. This exotic fruit isn't flown in very often. Its counterparts are…

Chinese mango industry feels pressure of international competition

Growing number of countries allowed to export mangoes to China

The mango season in Hainan is almost over. The harvest was abundant this year and the production volume huge. The supply volume therefore exceeded market demand. One mango planter from Sanya in Hainan recently talked about current conditions in the Chinese mango market. The mango planter from Hainan first…

Tech company forms partnership with fig grower to extend shelf-life

Hazel Technologies Inc. announces a new partnership with Specialty Crop Co., a fig grower and producer of pistachios, almonds, pomegranates, citrus, kiwi and persimmons. Hazel Technologies has formed a partnership with Specialty Crop Co., a fig grower and producer of pistachios, almonds and more. Specialty…

Mexico

Hydro-thermal packhouse opens for Northern mango regions

Empaque Don Jorge I (EDJI) opened this past weekend, ready for the northern regions. EDJI is the hometown packhouse of El Grupo Crespo, Latin America’s largest hydro-thermal packhouse and the home to El Grupo Crespo’s two brands, Crespo Organic and RCF. Originally built by Roberto Crespo Fitch in the…

Cassava, cashew nut, mango exports to Vietnam up almost 149%

Cambodia exported over 1.5 million tonnes of cassava products to international markets in the first four months of 2021, up from 1.3 million in the same period of last year,…

Panitan Kanchanwong

Free trade agreements are opening the doors for Vietnamese fruit and vegetables

With the effectiveness of the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA), more than 94 percent of the 547 tax lines for vegetables, fruits and products from vegetables and…

NZ: Gisborne district’s kiwifruit harvest valued at over $50 million

The annual kiwifruit harvest has almost been completed and growers and exporters have expressed their satisfaction at the quality and quantity of this year's crop worth around…

Kakuzi to resume UK avocado exports after rights boycott

Agricultural firm Kakuzi will soon resume exports of avocados to supermarkets in Europe which stopped buying its produce in October last year when the firm was accused of…

Vietnam develops measures to distribute agro products amid pandemic

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is working to promote the distribution of farm products amid the fourth outbreak of COVID-19 in Vietnam as well as establish…

After long R&D, Woolworths chooses kraft board for its avos

Shoppers at Woolworths will be seeing a lot more cardboard packaging in future, like the kraft board cartons for their 'ripe and ready' avocado, rolled out to all varieties this year, and speciality tomato ranges. “The transportation of ‘Ripe and Ready’ avocados from farm to distribution centre to store…

Evers Specials makes hopeful purchase

Mung beans gaining popularity in Western Europe

In the Netherlands, Evers Specials received its first mung beans from Asia last week. "We work with local growers and exporters there. That's to achieve a maximum harvest that meets European quality requirements. The beans arrive in the Netherlands after about five weeks in transit. Here, they're stored…

From May 26 to 28

Elisur Organic celebrates Ginger Week 2021

Peruvian ginger production is concentrated in the Central Jungle, specifically in Pichanaqui, Junin, where the new 2021/2022 production campaign is starting with some shipments of baby ginger and mature ginger from the previous campaign. According to the agricultural technicians of the Elisur Organic…

Peruvian researchers seek to convert agro-industrial pomegranate waste into high-value raw material

The Jorge Basadre Grohmann National University (UNJBG) and the Private University of Tacna (UPT), with the support of the National Fund for Scientific, Technological…

Drought in production areas has reduced the production volume by 30%

Taiwanese Aiwen mangoes will enter Chinese market this week

The first Taiwanese Aiwen mangoes of the season will enter the Chinese market this week after the production areas suffered the worst drought in 60 years. That is why the season was delayed. The overall production volume also declined, by at least 30%. The supply season is expected to last until August. Aiwen…

NutryFarm ventures into Singapore's durian market with Ebuy

The Board of Directors of NutryFarm International Limited wishes to announce that Global Agricapital Holdings Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, had on 11…

'Yield to be affected if proper measures not taken'

Indian scientists sound the alarm over mango fruit fly infestation

Scientists of the Mango Research Station have warned that ready-to harvest crops in different parts of the state have been infested with fruit flies (Bactrocera dorsalis),…

Nuclear applications to aide Jamaican ginger production revival

While Jamaica was once known as the world’s leading producer of ginger, it has become a victim of widespread diseases affecting ginger cultivation; ginger production has…

Western Australia’s only kiwi fruit grower increases success

Delroy Orchards has been producing Western Australia’s only locally grown kiwi fruit since 1988. This year, production will exceed 4,000,000 pieces of vine-ripened kiwi fruit…

Geonuts Company

First commercial avocado farm established in Republic of Georgia

Georgia’s Geonuts Company has established the first 6 ha avocado farm in Lanchkhuti municipality. Producers will harvest the first fruits as early as next year, but the first…

Total EU avocado supply (updated 07-05-2020)

Week 18 avocado supply from Spain at 971,000 cartons

The Spanish supply of avocados in week 18 amounted to 971,000 cartons, of which only 2,000 cartons were greenskins. Israel shipped over Hass avocados only, for a total of 495,000 4-kg cartons. Week 18 avocado shipments from Peru to Europe: 298,000 cartons of Greenskin avocados, 1,095,000 units of Hass avocados,…

Prachuap Khiri Khan province, Thailand

400-plus workers quarantined: 115 Covid infections confirmed at pineapple factory

There have been 115 new Covid-19 infections at a pineapple factory in Thailand’s western province of Prachuap Khiri Khan. A total of 402 workers are now in quarantine, with a…

"First container of mangoes from Ivory Coast is in"

Fresh Flow has received the first container of mangoes from Ivory Coast. "We now receive containers every week at Europe Retail Packing in Poeldijk. The color of the mangos is…

A&A Organic Farms receives the first containers of Argentine garlic

"We turned our nickname into a label for our garlic programs in Argentina and Mexico"

A&A Organic Farms started receiving the first containers of Argentine garlic. "We are packaging the organic and conventional products available this year under our new…

Spain has growth potential given the demand for subtropical fruits in Europe

Enrique Colilles, the general director of Trops, stated in an interview with Efe that Spain has enormous growth potential given the increase in demand for avocado and mango in…

First harvest of 340,000 kg enters the market

Volcanic lychees from Haikou enter the Chinese market

The harvest season of volcanic lychee has officially begun. The first shipment left a few days ago during a festive ceremony. The shipment left from the largest volcanic…

Brand advocates build awareness of California avocados

Bloggers, chefs, dietitians and other personalities are valued communicators for the California avocado marketing program. They work with the California Avocado Commission consumer public relations programs, health and wellness initiatives, social media outreach, website content development and other…

Date distribution expands to the East Coast and Europe

Joolies, known for fresh organic California Medjool dates, has expanded distribution to the U.S. East Coast and into Europe, including the UK. In the U.S., Joolies can now be found in the mid-Atlantic in Shoprite, Safeway and Acme stores as well as Lowe’s Markets in the Carolinas. With this expanded…

Mekong Delta fruits favored by the EU

More and more Vietnamese fruits are exported to the world. Forecasts show that the export of fruits and vegetables from Vietnam has many development opportunities.  The current…

Cambodia wants to increase dragon fruit sales to China

Now that the deal allowing for the export of mangoes to mainland China is bearing fruit, Cambodian officials are eying the possibility of capitalising on China’s appetite for…

Parasitic nematodes harm Kenyan pineapple crops

In Africa, Kenya is an important producer of pineapples, being one of the main contributors to the 19.8% pineapple global production that Africa exports. The pineapple plant,…

Cambodian domestic demand will please durian growers in 2021

Local demand for domestic durian in Cambodia will be high this year as border restrictions complicate the entry of imports from neighboring countries. Coupled with the border…

Chittoor officials plan to export 300 tons of mangoes abroad

Andhra Pradesh mango growers pessimistic about export chances

The second wave of Covid-19 is likely to affect mango exports from Andhra Pradesh as increasing caseloads, a decreasing number of flights and high freight charges have made…

South Korea imports GI mangoes from Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh growers will export its Banganapalli and Suvarnarekha mango varieties - both with Geographical Indication tags - to South Korea. An APEDA statement on the…

Market demand for organic ginger juice and quick-frozen vegetables is growing

Chinese organic ginger market is feeble

The period between May and July is the off-season for Chinese ginger. Add to this the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and it is not surprising to see that overseas market demand for Chinese ginger has been weak. The price of Chinese ginger has significantly dropped in the last few weeks. Manager Chen of…

Chinese garlic export is more stable than last year

Fresh garlic entered the Chinese market, but has not yet affected the export market

Fresh garlic from production areas in Henan entered the Chinese market relatively early this year in April. The early-season garlic shoots from Jinxiang also entered the market. The garlic season is about to kick off. According to Mr. Lee of Pioneer Garlic Group: "The arrival of fresh garlic on the…

Could Indian mangoes still make it to the U.S. market this season?

Indian mango growers and shippers have hope that they may still be able to ship mangoes to the U.S. market this season. Last year, Indian mangoes were absent from the U.S. market following COVID-19 interfering with exports. “U.S. mangoes can only be shipped under the USDA clearance program where a USDA…

Bangladesh: Drought dashes hopes of Kushtia lychee growers

This lychee season could well turn out to be disappointing, at least for the growers in Kushtia's Khoksha county, because of the high temperatures and the current drought. A…

Mango harvest gets underway in Sindh

Maharashtra: 50% price drop makes second wave worse for mango farmers

Maharashtra Alphonso mango growers are counting their losses as the second Covid wave exacerbates the impact of a series of knocks suffered since last year. These include the…

Cambodia aims for yearly export to China of 100,000 tons of mangoes

Cambodia has set an ambitious target of exporting up to 100,000 tons of fresh mangoes a year to China after the first shipment of the fresh fruit went out to China last…

Uganda: Minister asks Busoga farmers to switch from sugarcane to avocadoes

The Ugandan Ministry of Agriculture has started initiatives to shift the focus of farmers in the Busoga region away from sugarcane growing. The aim is for them to focus on…

New fruit chartered flight service between Lanzhou, China and Thailand launched

Recently, a chartered plane loaded with 17 tons of mangosteens, durians, rambutans and other tropical fruits from Thailand took off from Suvarnabhumi International Airport in…

Providing affordable freight to New Zealand

Pasifika Air wants to reignite pawpaw industry in the Cook Islands

Pasifika Air aims to reignite the pawpaw industry in the Cook Islands by providing affordable freight to New Zealand. Owner Mike Pero has spent the past few days in Rarotonga…

Minister Veng Sakhon epxresses his appreciation

Cambodia officially exports fresh mangoes to China

Today, Cambodia officially began directly exporting fresh mangoes to China. The official fresh mango export ceremony was held in Samrong Teav Village, Khan Sen Sok district,…

Cooler temperatures tightened Mexican mango supplies

Supplies of mangoes have been tight over the past month. “The smaller sizes have been a bit more available and larger sizes have been tight just due to sizing issues in Mexico,” says Gary Clevenger of Freska Produce in Oxnard, CA, noting the growing regions had seen some cooler temperatures. Currently,…

The Italian consumer is not familiar with the yellow mango variety

Yellow mango is known exclusively in ethnic markets

"The yellow mango, a 200-250-gram fruit, is an expression of ethnicity," said Giorgio Donnarumma, sales manager of the Milan-based Nuovafrutta, speaking of this product's commercial season, which runs from March to July. "We have both the Gota de Oro mango from Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, and…

Cabildo de Gran Canaria allocates 660,000 euro in aid for losses caused by the Guatemalan moth

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria allocates 660,000 euro in aid to compensate for the losses caused by the Guatemalan mothA total of 224 potato producers in Gran Canaria affected by…

Stats NZ numbers

New Zealand: Gold kiwifruit canopy area overtakes green area

Stats NZ has published final figures, showing that the canopy area of gold kiwifruit overtakes green. The total canopy area of gold kiwifruit has now surpassed that of the…

Northern Territory green mangoes arrive early at Sydney Markets

Green mangoes from the Northern Territory have arrived at the Sydney Markets this week; that is quite early for the season. Vinh Nguyen, from TV Farms at the Sydney Markets,…

Zimbabwean farmers encouraged to grow passion fruit

As Zimbabwean marketing experts claim passion fruit has a ready foreign market, the nation’s growers are now being encouraged to grow the fruit. This was confirmed by…

Jamaica Promotions Corporation will increase mango shipments to US

The Jamaica Promotions Corporation has stated that two Jamaican companies have partnered with international buyer Seasons Farm Fresh to export more mangoes to the US.  JAMPRO President…

Kerala pineapple growers are leaving their crops unpicked

In the state of Kerala, the second Covid-19 wave has brought new worries for pineapple growers. Due to curbs and lockdowns, the markets are deserted and prices have plummeted.…

Ruan van der Westhuizen – Macview

Macview builds capacity throughout avocado chain

The Kiepersol area in Mpumalanga is home to extensive development in avocados. For growers in this area their seasonal overlap with Peru has resulted in some strategizing to get out from under that long shadow. Macview is a grower of macadamias that has increasingly expanded into avocados. Macview's…

As a result of favorable weather conditions and young plantings coming into production

Avocado production in Sunraysia and the Riverland might double

Next season’s avocado crop from Sunraysia and the Riverland is expected to double. It may even be so high that the harvest will fill 1 million trays. The new forecast is based…

Tanzania: Local avocado oil firm adds value to farm produce

Dar es Salaam-based Nzallacado Oil Company ventured into fruit farming in 2005, originally thinking to sell the farm products locally. The firm’s founders – the Shafia…

Cristian Moretti director of Agrintesa takes stock of the situation

Stable market and high prices for Italian green kiwis

For the Italian green kiwi, the market is reaching its peak. The year was characterized by low quantities and demand was accompanied by a high price. From March to May, specialist growers have been springing into action, with their know-how and skills, to provide a high quality kiwi even several months…

Thai durian exports to China increasing 14% year-on-year

It is currently the durian season in Thailand. Chanthaburi, a producer in eastern Thailand, set the record of receiving orders for 20 tons (approximately 10,000) of fresh…

Thai durian exporters told to avoid busy Youyi Guan border crossing

Thailand’s Department of Agriculture (DoA) has warned its exporters to avoid transporting their durians through the Youyi Guan border crossing in China, as they claim it is…

Philippines

Processing plants for agricultural products proposed in Guimaras

The Filipino island province of Guimaras is known to produce one of the world’s sweetest varieties of mangoes. Only recently, Nelson Ynion, a retired ship captain and…

Maharashtra mango traders hit by lockdown-like restrictions

Covid-19 restrictions are hampering Maharashtra mango traders in their sales; traders are demanding an extension of the present time slot to ensure smooth sales. In the…

Malaysia: Harumanis mangoes garnish RM22 mln in online sales

According to Agriculture Department director-general, Datuk Mohd Nasir Warris, online sale of Harumanis mangoes saw a sales value of RM22 million (€4.4 Mln) from April until…

Pomegranates from Uzbekistan cleared for export to China

After making the cultivation and sales of pomegranates a strategic priority, Uzbekistan is also thinking of opening new markets for fruits. Therefore it is important to note…

New study explains how Taurua District could grow blueberries, hazelnuts, apples and feijoas

A recent study for alternative land uses in the Tararua District has shown that blueberries, hazelnuts, cider apples and feijoas could be successfully grown in the area. The…

Import price of Taiwanese mangoes is expected to rise by 20%-30%

This year Taiwan experienced the worst drought in the last 100 years. The fruit reserves in many production areas declined and available irrigation water was reduced. In…

Mango market competition grows more intense

China expects to import half a million tons of mangoes from Cambodia

Around this time of year there is usually a limited supply of seasonal fruits, apart from apples and pears from cold storage there are only a few fruits that sell in large…

Cambodia's durian growers concerned about lockdown sales

Cambodian durian farmers and traders are voicing out concerns on how to bring their products to the market, as Phnom Penh and Takmao are imposing restrictions. Durians are…

Mpumalanga province, South Africa

Intensive management and care pays off for litchi grower

The subtropical hills and valleys of Hazyview in Mpumalanga were once home to numerous litchi producers. But the difficulties of having to harvest in December, when labour is…

Māori should seek more leadership in kiwifruit sector

Anaru Timutimu is the chairman of the Māori Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated (MKGI) and also a shareholder in the largest Māori kiwifruit operation in the country, Ngai…

New Zealand persimmons are hitting the shelves

The currently very trendy New Zealand’s locally grown persimmons are about to hit the markets. According to Ian Turk, manager of the New Zealand Persimmon Industry Council,…

Due to dropping prices and labor shortages

Kerala pineapple farmers begin deserting their crops

As prices are plummeting, Kerala’s pineapple farmers are not having a good time. The second wave of Covid has battered many upcountry markets. Although prices rose about a…

Total EU avocado supply (updated 30-04-2020)

Week 17 avocado supply to the EU dominated by shipments from Peru

In week 17, Israel shipped just 1,000 cartons of Greenskin avocados to Europe, but 395,000 units of Hass avocados, totalling 396,000 units.  The Hass supply to the EU in the last week of April was dominated by shipments from Peru; week 17 avocado shipments from Peru to Europe stood at 211,000 cartons of Greenskin avocados,…

European market demand for quick-frozen garlic and ginger from China remains strong

Quick-frozen vegetable mixes are a common frozen product, and they often contain peppers, tomatoes, beans, and cucumber. The fresh ingredients are processed and then quickly brought to the lowest possible temperature before they are added to the quick-frozen vegetable mix. Relevant research shows that…

Zespri switches to mostly charter refrigerated container ships

Rather than relying on normal scheduled ships, this year, Zespri has switched to using mostly charter refrigerated container ships in order to get its kiwifruit to major…

Increase in Ecuador dragon fruit acreage, but recent pick up in pricing

For some grower-shippers, supplies of imported dragon fruit are slowing down as the domestic season on the exotic item is around the corner. Exotic Growers, Inc. in Homestead, FL. is a year-round grower and still has fruit in this low point of the season. “We’ll be going strong for the next month at…

Completion of hot water facility should boost mango exports

Jamaican mango exports should boost export volumes

Floyd Green, Jamaica’s Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, says the growth of Jamaica’s mango export program is expected to boost the volume of goods shipped to external…

Annabel Könst and Tom Verbakel of Nature's Pride, in the Netherlands, about developments in the avocado market:

"European avocado consumption set to rise further"

The avocado market is experiencing an impressive development in Europe. Last year, in the Netherlands, avocado consumption rose exponentially, from 35% to 40%. We interviewed Annabel Könst and Tom Verbakel of Nature's Pride. This Dutch company introduced ready-to-eat avocados to Europe. We asked them…

Trops approves the merger by acquisition of the Granada cooperative Hercofrut

Trops has approved the merger by acquisition of the Granada cooperative Hercofrut, an entity dedicated to the packaging and marketing of subtropical fruits based in Almuñecar,…

70 million pounds of avocados expected to be consumed this week

100 million Americans expected to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year

Avocado consumption insights from Mission Produce, Inc, the world leader in sourcing, producing, and distributing fresh Hass avocados, shows that 100 million Americans are expected to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year.1 Additionally, up to 70 million pounds of avocados are expected to be consumed.2 A…

Live videos to promote Chinese pineapples

Xuwen, located on the southernmost tip of the Chinese mainland, boasts volcanic soil that is at least tens of thousands of years old, which, combined with a low altitude and…

Australian company adds locally-grown pineapples to growing its successful frozen range

An Australian frozen fruit company is this week launching its fifth product to its range, 100% Australian grown pineapple pieces, following strong demand for its previous products. Aussie Frozen Fruit CEO Brett Jackson says the new frozen pineapples are picked at maturity to lock in ripeness and flavour,…

Gujarat farmers fear 40% yield loss

Rain and hail affect kesar mango production

Bad weather has been resulting in rain and hail in several parts of Saurashtra for the past 10-12 days. This has badly affected hit the kesar mango production in Junagadh,…

As a result of curfews

Seasonal mango supply drops in Indore, Madhya Pradesh

The seasonal supply of mangoes has dropped to almost half in Indore’s Choithram market due to the Covid lockdown that has led to a decline in produce arrivals. Daily arrivals…

University of Guelph

University of Guelph Research

Avocado discovery may point to leukemia treatment

A compound in avocados may ultimately offer a route to better leukemia treatment, says a new University of Guelph study. The compound targets an enzyme that scientists have identified for the first time as being critical to cancer cell growth, said Dr. Paul Spagnuolo, Department of Food Science.…

Approximately 30 percent jump in pricing on Chilean kiwis

Chilean kiwis are just over halfway through the harvest. “The supplies today are pretty ample. We had kiwis in one growing area that were a bit delayed to start--maybe about five to 10 days delayed from a normal season,” says Nicolas Damm of Rio Blanco. “Harvest should go on for another two weeks and…

The world's biggest mango was grown in Colombia

The Guinness World Records has officially declared an impressive 4.25-kilogram mango grown by Jerland Orlando Nova Barrera and Raina Maria Moroquin on the San Martin farm in…

Cambodian durian industry worries over market lockdowns

With the domestic durian harvest under way in Cambodia, local durian farmers and traders are sharing their concerns over how their products will get to market, especially with…

Award-winning bar Teens of Thailand sells durian to survive govt restrictions

Teens of Thailand is one of Bangkok's favorite cocktail bars. On April 29, it announced on its Facebook page that the bar will turn to selling the king of fruit, durian, with…

From February to March 2021

Demand for Taiwanese pineapples in Hong Kong grows 135 times

Following the ban on Taiwanese pineapples in mainland China, exports of the fruit to Hong Kong in March surged 135 times compared to February. Just 13 tons of the fruit were…

Major expansion planned for Mindanao avocado & jackfruit production

The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) is planning a large-scale expansion in the production of avocado and jackfruit. For this, it is eyeing 200,000 hectares of upland…

Rajshahi division, Bangladesh

Growers hope to export 300 tons of mangoes this year

Mango growers of the Rajshahi division have set the target to export 300 tons of mango to different countries -apart from meeting local demand- during the forthcoming…

Avocado farming on the rise in Africa

East African and Nigerian avocado farmers are eager to enter the growing avocado export market. However, environmental concerns cast a shadow over the crop in other parts of…

San Miguel Corporation

'We started a new avocado campaign'

From Peru, it is expected to export more than 9,000 tons of Hass avocados, the most demanded in the market. In addition, this year other varieties have been added to complement its marketing channel. As it happens at the beginning of autumn every year in the Southern hemisphere, a new avocado campaign…

NZKGI chief executive Nikki Johnson:

'Weather hampers New Zealand kiwifruit picking'

According to NZKGI chief executive Nikki Johnson, the extent of the current kiwifruit picker shortage has been difficult to gauge due to the recent wet weather. She said:…

Australian avocados marketing update 2021

Key Highlights May marks the launch of the new brand positioning and messaging for Australian Avocados This strategy has been developed from the overarching Avocado category strategy…

East-West Seed: 'Maradona' F1 hybrid gains popularity in South America

“New Papaya variety results in higher yield”

Papaya is widely produced in tropical and subtropical regions. However, they are capricious and sensitive to different climates. In addition, shipping is a big challenge for Papaya growers worldwide. In order to increase the productivity and improve the quality of the fruits, East-West Seed Company has…

Spanish consumer board votes Natural Tropic's organic guacamole best

Natural Tropic is an avocado producer that controls the whole chain. This grower from Malaga, Spain, uses its own organic and conventional avocados to make guacamole. They've been doing so for four years now. This has had admirable results. Last week, the Spanish consumer association gave its organic guacamole…

According to the technician Pietro Cimatti

Frost damage caused even fewer kiwis in Italy than in 2020

"After visiting all the main fruit-growing areas in Italy, I can say that in 2021 there will be even fewer kiwis in Italy than in 2020," said Pietro Cimatti, fruit-growing expert. The situation in Emilia-Romagna is slightly better than last year, when the frost had impacted very heavily. This year the…

Drought reduces Taiwan lychee production to 10% in worst case

Prolonged drought in Taiwan has affected the harvest in various areas. In Qishan, Dashu and other areas in Kaohsiung, Yuhebao lychees have trouble fruiting due to continuous…

Expected yearly supply at 500,000 tons

37 Cambodian mango growers allowed to export to China

On April 26, the General Administration of Customs of China announced the list of 37 Cambodian mango growers and 5 packaging factories allowed to export to China. This means…

Uzbekistan obtains permission to export pomegranates to China

The General Administration of Customs China (GACC) announced on the 25th of April that Uzbekistant obtained permission to export pomegranates to the Chinese market. The…

Early pineapple harvest benefits Bangladesh growers

An intense heatwave is sweeping across Bangladesh, but its hot and thirsty inhabitants can quench their thirst with the popular "honey queen" pineapple variety. Though the…

Quintana Roo state, Mexico

Pitahaya farmers Costa Maya hope to market internationally again this year

Producers from Felipe Carrillo Puerto are hoping to sell more than 50 tons of pitahaya this season. According to Armando Poot Chablé, president of the group of pitahaya…

Taiwan mango prices up due to drought and disease

Prices for Taiwan’s Irwin mangoes are expected to increase by up to 30% because of limited harvests in the wake of the island’s worst drought in more than 50 years. Apart from…

Rajshahi-division, northwest Bangladesh

Mango yield to drop as drought hits Chapainawabganj

Mangoes will probably be more costly this summer as drought is going to take its toll on the yield in Chapainawabganj, in northwest Bangladesh. Immature mangoes are falling…


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