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Tropical fruit

Edilson Hernández of Prime Tropics:

“Rambutan demand in the US is on the rise”

Guatemala’s production of exotic fruits has been growing and expanding in recent years. Edilson Hernández of Prime Tropics says: “Our company was founded more than 20 years ago, and we started as a producer of natural rubber and coffee. But, in 2004 we decided to branch out and ventured into exotic…

"Hainan mango sales are still going well"

"Global mango trade struggles as countries around the world close their borders"

Many countries across the globe have closed their borders in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures have a certain effect on the international fruit and vegetable…

"Red grapes maintain high price"

"Chinese market conditions for imported pineapples and oranges are weak"

Chinese consumer demand for fresh fruit is growing now that the COVID-19 epidemic in China is gradually weakening. In the last few weeks, the three largest import fruits were pineapples, oranges, and red grapes. Manager Zhong of GoGo Qingdao Limited Shanghai recently provided insight in the market…

Jalisco avocado producers look to shorten transit times to Europe

Mexico is the largest avocado producer in the world and within Mexico, Michoacán and Jalisco are two of the biggest producing states. Michoacán’s fruit is mainly destined for the US market, but the avocados produced in Jalisco are exported throughout the world.  Jalisco avocadosAvocados Aguirre is an avocado…

Hi-Pro introduces new, virus-resitant papaya

A new strain of papaya from PanDia Seeds, distributed by Hi-Pro, has proven to be resistant to the papaya ringspot virus that has been affecting most local crops in recent times. Hi-Pro debuted the first batch of the Apache F1 hybrid papaya from its line of PanDia Seeds at the recently held Hague…

Shepard Avocados start promo push

Avocado lovers have been assured their supply won't be interrupted with the Shepard variety coming into production. The marketing arm of the industry, Australian Avocados,…

Durian season has arrived in Pattaya, Thailand

Despite everything that’s going on in the world, this week sees the start of the Thai durian season. The first of this year’s fruit crop were sold March 23 on Soi Khopai at 120 baht each, with people eagerly snapping up the fruit. Nid, a seller on the South Pattaya street, said she is keeping her prices as low…

"Taiwanese pineapple supply reaches peak this year"

The pineapple is an important fruit in Taiwan. This is the time of year when Taiwanese pineapple export to China would normally reach a peak. However, since the outbreak of COVID-19 around the Chinese Spring Festival [25 January, 2020], the sales of Taiwanese pineapples have suffered from the…

Jamaica: Tru-Juice introduces locally grown pineapple

Tru-Juice, the flagship brand of Trade Winds Citrus Ltd, has introduced its newest offering of locally grown pineapples. Inspired by the high demand of pineapples, and…

China: Scientists map genome sequencing for mangoes

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences and other institutes generated a chromosome-scale genome assembly of mangoes and indicated the…

Australian mango season wraps up with significant developments on the export front

The Australian mango season has finished for 2019-20, and it was a year in which the industry continued to take big steps towards growing its export program. The Australian Mango Industry Association (AMIA) says that exports are currently tracking around the 12-14 per cent of total production, with the…

Vietnam wants to increase investment in fruit and vegetable processing

Vietnam is in need of major investors in fruit and vegetable production in order to boost processing, especially in the packaging and post-processing stages, to preserve…

Total EU avocado supply (updated 23-03-2020)

EU: Peruvian Hass avocado influx expected

At this time, the start of the influx of Peruvian Hass avocados is on the books. Israeli green and Hass avocado shipments were at 593,000 4-kg cartons in week 12. Peru shipped in 232,000 cartons, but as stated; this influx will be growing soon. Click here for a larger image. Colombia and Chile sent in…

Ghana’s pineapple exports to EU market under threat

The EU lockdown is threatening international trading activities as Ghana is set to record lower revenues from its Non Traditional Exports (NTEs) to the European Union market…

Koen Maes, Special Fruit:

"Guaranteeing availability for avocados, mangoes, soft fruit and special vegetables is the most important at the moment"

"Now that many countries are in a 'lockdown' and the catering industry is forced to close their doors, we also notice the consequences of the corona virus," says Koen Maes of Special Fruit. “There is a lot of demand for certain products and demand is falling for other products. There is currently little…

Center for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI)

"There is still potential for avocado consumption to increase in Europe"

A recent report prepared by the Center for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI), which has looked into the European consumption of avocados in Europe, has…

Costa Rica maintains its pineapple exports despite COVID-19

The main destination markets for Costa Rica's pineapples are the countries most affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Despite this, the sector's exports still haven't been affected. Countries like Spain, Italy, and others continue importing fresh fruit despite the situation they are going through.…

World Avocado Organization

"We will continue to supply avocados and operate to safeguard the internal supply chain"

The World Avocado Organization and its international membership have released the following statements: "Our thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this…

South African growers run at a loss as avocado theft surges

Edrean Ernst of Allesbeste spoke to The Herald on the subject of avocado theft and how this has become a growing problem in the past 10 years. “In terms of the avocado…

US demand for avocados tripled between 2001 and 2018

U.S. demand for avocados has increased steadily over the past two decades: per capita consumption of avocados has tripled since 2001 to 8 pounds per person in 2018. Total U.S. production in 2018 was 364 million pounds, with California the major producer, accounting for 93 percent of U.S. avocado output…

Peru: Mango exports as a new and challenging undertaking

Shortly after the end of the mango export campaign (started last October and will end in April), the agricultural sector is preparing to record a new record of shipments, with…

Avoripe tackles a true first world food problem

'When is my avocado ready for consumption?!'

For those who cherish the smooth, buttery taste of an avocado but do not know when their avo is ripe, well: modern problems require modern solutions. In order to solve this problem, Eden Bar-Tov and Elan Goldberg have built the AvoRipe, a device to notify you when your next avocado has reached that…

Costa Rica’s pineapple production on schedule; high US retail demand might drive up prices

Shoppers are buying higher volumes of product than usual, and images of empty shelves in almost every grocery store are pervading the media. A trend noticed by many is that shoppers are flocking toward produce items because of their health benefits during this crisis. Chestnut Hill Farms grows pineapples…

Total EU avocado supply (updated 13-03-2020)

Spain supplied 1,284,000 cartons of avocados to the EU in week 12

In week 12, Spain supplied 1,284,000 4-kg cartons of avocados to the EU, almost double the shipments of Israel at 709,000 cartons. Chile’s Hass shipments amounted to 46,000 cartons, which was in line with the predictions. Click here for the full report. Source: avocado.co.za    

Peru plans to export a record volume of mango this season

Peru's mango export sector plans to export a record 220,000 tons of mango, i.e. 31% more than in the previous season, stated Juan Carlos Rivera, the general manager of the…

Free on first come first served basis

Mango display bins available now

The National Mango Board is offering a limited number of display bins to U.S. mango shippers on a first come, first served basis. The bins feature key messages to help drive mango sales in stores. Mango shippers are encouraged to act fast and order their mango bins today, as only 2,000 bins are available. The first come, first…

"There's no shortage, but the perception of shortage is enough to drive up prices"

This has been a busy week for many of those who work in the produce business due to an increase in demand from retailers who are fighting to keep their shelves filled. While the current situation is anything but normal, for the avocado industry, high demand isn’t unusual. In Canada the pricing has gone…

Rene Noordam, Dominican Gold Fruit:

"We now have supply of air freight pineapples from the Dominican Republic under control"

The start of the export of Dominican pineapples in single packs had some difficulties, but now Dominican Gold Fruit's, Rene Noordam is ready to launch the pineapples in exclusive packaging more widely on the market. "To coordinate the export from here, you have to keep an overview. That's why I returned…

Colombia

Green SuperFood diversifies its portfolio with Tahiti lime, passion fruit, and papaya

The Colombian company Green SuperFood, which launched a major processing, post-harvest, and commercialization project for Hass avocado in the department of Quindio in 2018, has decided to diversify its product portfolio by adding three new references: Tahiti lime, passion fruit, and papaya. According to…

Export consultant Abdulkadir Hassan:

'Nigeria likely to make $4 billion from coconut exports'

Export consultant, Abdulkadir Hassan has projected that Nigeria has the potential to earn $4 billion from the export of coconuts. Hassan, who spoke to LEADERSHIP, said the…

No coronavirus cases in Ghana yet, but effects are felt by industry

“The coronavirus has stopped all of our shipments”

The coronavirus has a grasp on Europe, but the effects can be felt in countries where the virus hasn’t infected anyone just yet, like Ghana. Trade has come to a halt, as European buyers cancel their orders. In Ghana there have been no confirmed cases of people being infected with COVID-19, however the…

Vietnam: KFC debuts a dragon fruit burger with a pink bun

In Vietnam, KFC is debuting a new chicken sandwich with a pink bun. It is made with dragon fruit, in the aftermath of the country's struggles to sell excess fruit due to the coronavirus outbreak. The chicken chain will begin serving the new Dragon Fruit Burger as a limited-time offering on March 20, a…

Colombian avocados now heading for Japan

After years of hard work, a container carrying 16 tonnes of Colombian Hass avocados has been exported from Westfalia Fruit Colombia (WFC) to Yokohama, Japan. This is the first time that WFC has shipped avocados to the country. “Colombia’s avocados are in such good condition that WFC is confident shipping…

COVID-19 boosts Panama pineapple sales

Panama's pineapple producers are seeing an increase in sales as consumers seek  multivitamin foods rich in antioxidants, to gain  what they believe is a defense against the coronavirus. Panama…

Avocado and citrus grower Richard Eckersley

Harvey grower tapped by Alterra for avocado data & expertise

Agricultural investment developer Alterra and Harvey avocado and citrus grower Richard Eckersley have inked "Local Partner and Data Access" agreements that provide Alterra with access to the expert grower's cropping data for 15 years and Eckersley will also act as something of a forward scout in the…

Kenyan agency clears Hass avocados for early export

The Kenyan Directorate of Horticulture has opened the door for Hass avocado exports 15 days earlier than planned, but is adamant that this will take place under the most…

Rootstock ‘SR1’

New Avocado rootstock in New Zealand

SR1 is the rootstock recovered from an ‘escaped’ avocado tree that was the sole survivor from a block of Hass trees grafted to unknown seedling rootstocks planted near Whangarei around 1987. Up until 2002/03 reasonable crops were produced. However, from 2002 to 2008 the block declined severely due to…

Pineapple production in Colombia reaches 70,000 plants per hectare

Edwin Orlando Zambrano Mena, the deputy technical director of the Trade Alliances Program of the United States Agency for International Development USAID, stated in an interview with RCN Radio that cultivation of pineapples in Colombia had experienced rapid and positive growth, reaching productions of up…

Vietnamese dragon fruit project requires more mechanisation

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has identified dragon fruit as the first among 11 fruits with competitive advantage in Vietnam. Recently, the Vietnam…

Philippines: Guimaras mangoes go viral and sell out in hours

On the morning of March 11, people woke up to see the following message circulating on social media: “Hello all. There are 1.6 tons of Guimaras mangoes in DTI Makati. The Food…

New advertising campaign highlights 'the California in Avocados'

The California Avocado Commission (CAC) unveiled a new advertising campaign and marketing program to support this season’s California avocado crop, which is now building into spring and summer, just slightly ahead of the Commission’s early projections for harvest timing. CAC’s new advertising campaign…

Efrain Saucedo Nuñez of Fruta del Huerto:

"Peruvian mango volumes falling sharply now"

The mango market has been quite difficult of late. "We are moving toward the end of the Peruvian season. That country, however, sent considerably more mangos than last year. You can see this in the European market's demand and prices," says Efrain Saucedo Nuñez of the Dutch company, Fruta del Huerto.…

The Malaga-based company Alcoaxarquia will completely depend on solar energy

"We'll increase shipments of Peruvian organic avocados by 40% this year"

Spanish avocado is currently dominating European markets, although it will soon be replaced by the Peruvian and Colombian avocado, as their availability increases. "In February Spanish avocado sales were slow. This year sales of the Spanish product will end sooner because there was a little less production…

Hainan fruit markets experience significant price fluctuation

Hainan is an important fruit and vegetable producer for the Chinese market during the winter season. Agricultural products have encountered numerous difficulties since the…

Cambodian mangoes popular in South Korea

Cambodian mangoes are proving quite popular among Korean consumers, the Korean Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (Kotra) said, encouraging more local firms to export the fruit…

Supplied by National Agricultural Advisory Services

Ugandan government wants to see Hass avocado seedlings distributed

The Ugandan parliamentary Agriculture Committee wants the government to promote Hass avocado growing countrywide. The Hass avocado is one of the most trending fruit at the moment, with demand stretching from Europe, China, the United States and Middle East. The avocado is nutritious and costs up to…

Total EU avocado supply (updated 06-03-2020)

January 2020 Hass supply to EU dominated by Argentina, Spain and Israel

In week 10, March 2020 the Hass supply to other EU nations from Spain was a total of 505,000 4-kg cartons, with Greenskin avos only reaching 23,000 cartons. Click here for the full report. Colombia, Chile and Peru sent in shipments of 408,000, 324,000 and 116,000 cartons respectively. Source: avocado.co.za

Kenyan avocado bill not sweet enough

The Murang'a County Assembly has recommended the withdrawal of the contentious County Avocado Production and Processing Bill. Several members of the Agriculture committee want…

Ample mango supplies pushes pricing down

Thanks in part to supplies from Peru, pricing for mangoes is down this season. “There’s a lot of fruit coming in from Peru—about a 60 percent larger crop so they should be shipping through to the middle of March,” says Jesse Garcia of LA Produce Distributors in Los Angeles, Cal. “They had a bumper crop…

Australian mango season heads into its final weeks

The Australian mango harvest season is winding down, with the last trays of late-season varieties scheduled to hit the shelves in the coming fortnight. In the weekly My Mango…

Pune, India

Market receives first batch of Hapus mangoes from Karnataka

This year’s Indian mango season is expected to be short as unseasonal rain and hailstorm have taken a toll on the orchards during the crucial flowering phase of the fruit. The…

The shortage of reefers endangers the start of the avocado season

Peruvian agricultural exports increase by 2% in 2020

Peruvian traditional and non-traditional agricultural exports amounted to more than US $ 742,380,000 in January of this year, achieving growth of only 2%, compared to the same…

Amanti Guacamole

A Dutch company presents a Gouda cheese - avocado fusion

The Netherlands Daily Dairy company, which already stands out for its original production and combination of flavors, has presented its Amanti Guacamole, a novel product that…

Murang’a governor Mwangi wa Iria wants to regulate avocado sector

Kenya: Avocado Processing and Marketing Bill rattles industry

The recent plans proposed by Murang’a governor Mwangi wa Iria to introduce a law regulating the avocado sub-sector, has sent shockwaves across counties where the crop is…

California avocados expected to hit peak between April and July

The California avocado season is underway and so far growers have been seeing good quality and a nice range of sizing. Peak availability of California avocados is expected between April and July, with continued availability through Labor Day. Jan DeLyser, Vice President of Marketing for the California…

Strophanthus fruit in Cincinnati, Ohio

More than 20 tons of illegally-shipped fruit seized and destroyed

Cincinnati officials have confiscated and destroyed 4,248 pounds of Strophanthus fruit in the past two months. Fresh fruit flying into the US has to have specific documentation; there was no paperwork with these shipments. The fruit is regulated because it might introduce foreign pests and diseases.…

Tomás Vivaldi of Vivaldi Fruits:

“Volumes of Peruvian mangos exported to South Korea have doubled this season”

The Peruvian mango season starts around week 48 and runs through weeks 10-11. Their main variety is the Kent mango, and this year was the fourth season during which they exported their mangoes to South Korea. Tomás Acuña Vivaldi, the managing director of Vivaldi Fruits, says: “The South Korean…

Dominican Republic will host the 10th International Pineapple Symposium in April, 2020

The International Pineapple Symposium will be held in the Dominican Republic for the first time. This will be the tenth installation of the event, and will be held from April 22nd through 26th, 2020. The event is hosted by ASOPROPIMOPLA, a non-profit association with the purpose of contributing to the…

Bangladesh: Bumper mango output expected in Jhenidah district

Mango growers in Jhenidah are delighted as profuse bloom this season is predicting a bumper yield of the succulent delicious summer fruit. Though there has been a light…

Mango prices shoot up in Andhra Pradesh as yield dropped off

According to Andhra Pradesh farmers, prices have shot up drastically due to unfavourable weather conditions and pest attacks, resulting in low yield. This means the consumer…

University of Queensland-led project

Australian pineapple research could transform industry

There is a project, led by the University of Queensland, that will benefit farmers and industry as new pineapple varieties are being developed that grow more reliably and predictably. Professor Jimmy Botella from UQ’s School of Agriculture and Food Sciences and his team have received $575,000 of…

Creative drug smugglers are hiding cocaine in avocados

Drug smugglers are becoming increasingly creative. This video shows how cocaine was found hidden in a batch of avocados. At first, everything seems normal, until the avocado is cut open. It contains an unusual green pit.   Positivo para cocaína. pic.twitter.com/CAdL0F6hMJ — 𝕸𝖊𝖒í𝖓 (@SenorCaicedo) March 4, 2020

National Mango Board to celebrate International Women's Day

"We encourage a diverse and inclusive mango industry"

The National Mango Board is celebrating International Women's Day on March 8, 2020. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality. The NMB recognizes the…

"Hainanese pineapples have an overall market advantage"

"Pineapples from Hainan and Taiwan simultaneously enter the market in large volumes"

The harvest season has begun in Chinese pineapple production areas. Although many fruits face sales difficulties in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, the pineapple market is still quite alright. The current market demand for pineapples is high and distribution is smooth. Mr. Wu Qicong of Tiandiren…

Peru

Complejo Agroindustrial Beta expected to increase avocado exports by 150%

The general manager of the Peruvian company Complejo Agroindustrial Beta, Lionel Arce Orbegozo, stated that, according to their projections, the company will export 10,000 tons of Hass avocado this year, i.e. 150% more than the 4,000 tons they shipped in 2019. The main destinations would be Europe, the…

Uruapan has become one of the most dangerous cities in Mexico because of the avocado

The city of Uruapan in Michoacan, which is known as the avocado world capital, has become in recent years one of the most dangerous cities in Mexico. According to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi), in 2018 there were 297 murders in the city, a figure comparable to war…

Fighting hard against laurel wilt fungal disease

Florida growers predict bigger avocado crop

While Florida's avocado industry is still bouncing back from last year’s hurricane damage, it struggles to find new, effective weapons against laurel wilt fungal disease. The state's industry hopes for a crop of about 900,000 bushels this year, up from 800,000 bushels last year, mostly thanks to recovery…

Tonny Smith Kiganda - virunga

Bringing tropical fruit from Africa to Czech cities

When Tonny Smith Kiganda moved from Uganda to Prague, fruit at the Czech supermarkets left him underwhelmed. “The bananas tasted like nothing.” After a while, he began transporting fruits not only for his personal consumption. Kiganda started advertising his fruit hauls on an online sell-and-buy group,…

Brazilian papayas enjoy steady demand in US market

Papayas from Brazil are grown and produced year-round and imported into the United States. Currently, the market is enjoying both steady supply and demand for these papayas, according to Edwin Gonzalez of Crown Global Corporation, a Florida-based import company. “The Brazilian papaya usually has really…

Avocado brokers oppose legislation

Kenya: Murang'a avocado growers praise market control bill

Avocado farmers in Murang'a county have praised the local government for drafting a bill to control the sector, eliminate middlemen and increase their profits. The farmers…

Philadelphia initiative

Reveal: Hidden Gems find new uses for avocado seeds

Sheetal Bahirat anf Zuri Masud are ​the CEO and COO of Hidden Gems. Hidden Gems, as a beverage company, wants to change the way people look at resources. It claims its mission…

Drought expected to impact Australian pineapple growers into next season

Australian pineapple growers admit that the impact of the drought will continue to impact the fruit's crops for the next 12 months. President of Australian Pineapples says Stephen Pace says recent rainfall has been welcome and encouraging, but with a 2-3-year crop cycle, everything in the ground for the…

François Moran, Tropibana:

“The pineapple market has made a spectacular turnaround”

Last week, the pineapple market was still in deficit with few volumes available and particularly high prices. However, the situation has just suddenly changed. “There has been…

Peruvian mango export volume increased by 35% in this campaign

The Peruvian Association of Mango Exporters (APEM) reported that Peru exported 187,551 tons of mango from the beginning of the 2019/2020 campaign until the end of week 8 (February 23), i.e. 35 % more than the 138,884 tons it shipped in the same period of the previous campaign (2018/2019). According to…

Latin American Fruits SAC will increase international presence in 2021

Spain and the Netherlands, new markets for the Peruvian companyLatin American Fruits SAC, which specializes in the commercialization of fruits, will increase its presence…

Boycotting Mexican avocado consumption wouldn't affect the cartels

The success of Mexican avocado exports, which reached 358,000 million dollars last year, has helped many producers from rural areas escape poverty, especially in the state of…

Costa Rica's pineapple exports fall after three years of growth

The fall of Costa Rica's pineapple exports in 2019, both in volume and value, ended three years of sustained growth. Last year the country exported 2.13 million tons of pineapples, i.e. 4.8% less than the 2.24 million tons it shipped in 2018 due to the influence of the weather on production and a…

Peru could become the world's second-biggest exporter of avocado in 2020

Peru is on its way to become the world's second-biggest exporter of avocado this year thanks to the increase in avocado exports it had in January, a period in which shipments shipped abroad increased by 70.3% over the same month of 2019 and amounted to $ 3,623,000, according to the latest information…

ASOPROPIEX

Ecuadorian producers and exporters form national red dragon fruit association

Fifteen producers and exporters of red dragon fruit in Ecuador have come together to form a national association called ASOPROPIEX. The purpose of the association is to provide the most outstanding exporting supply of red Pitahaya, by collectively producing fruit of exceptional quality at a very…

Rockefeller Foundation - YieldWise Food Loss initiative

Kenya: Mango growers will benefit from $6 million value addition initiative

Mango growers in Kenya are quite content at this time, as they might not record as many post-harvest losses this year. The Rockefeller Foundation has released a grant of Sh600 million ($6 million) to go towards value addition initiatives of the fruit through its YieldWise Food Loss initiative. The…

Michael Franks - Seeka

“Our growth in volume is coming from new developments, conversion and SunGold orchards coming into production"

Last year very dry growing conditions in both Australia and New Zealand made conditions very challenging for Australasian company Seeka. The Hayward kiwifruit [green] yields were well down on expectation due to the drought conditions. The SunGold variety was less affected by the drought as it grows much…

"The potential of kakis had been exaggerated"

Spanish kakis fail to cover the production costs this campaign

The profitability crisis of the Spanish fruit sector has also taken its toll on kakis. The crop that seemed a profitable alternative to citrus in the Region of Valencia no longer offers the guarantees that it used to. "The potential of kakis had been exaggerated," said José Ramón Pous, a producer from…

Mexican avocado exports to the US increase by 4.4% in 2020

Avocado exports from the Mexican state of Michoacan surpassed the sector's forecasts during the month of January 2020, reaching a volume of 127,000 tons. During that month,…

Southern Africa: Avocados and macadamias targeted by criminal networks

According to the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime, organised-crime groups are muscling in on a share of the profits of southern Africa’s lucrative…

Total EU avocado supply (updated 28-02-2020)

Brazilian Hass avocados still dominate the supply to the EU

In the 18-02 'Total EU avocado supply' update, it is clear Brazilian Hass avocados still dominate the supply to the EU. Within a couple of weeks, Peruvian influxes are expected to kick in. Year-on-year, the total avo supply is almost identical between 2019 and this year. Click here for the full report. Source:…

Taiwan allowed to export pineapples to Australia

Australia has opened its doors to imports of Taiwan-grown pineapples after nearly five years of consultations between their respective agricultural authorities. This was made clear in a statement by Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA), last Monday. Australia's Department of Agriculture issued an…

Central Queensland University & PF Australia

Machine vision used to optimise mango harvest

Central Queensland University researcher Dr Zhenglin Wang has used machine vision to optimise mango harvesting. He was able to do this after receiving a $180,000 Industry…

Local consumption to be enlarged

Thailand: Fruit exports to China hampered by Covid-19

Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Mananya Thaiset has ordered the Cooperative Promotion Department to quickly find markets for those fruit growers affected by…

10,000 tons of mangos from Peru cannot be exported to China

Due to the Corona outbreak in China, avocado producers from Casma, in the Ancash region of Peru, are very concerned about the disruption of mango and avocado export. Rafael…

François Moran, Tropibana:

“There is a significant shortage of pineapples on the market”

“For over a month now, we have had a growing pineapple market but few volumes are available,” explains François Moran of Tropibana, a company based on the MIN of Rungis. This lack of supply could be essentially due to an unfavorable climate. “The weather has been bad in Costa Rica and Ivory Coast.…

Panama will export 163 tons of pineapple to France, Italy, and Germany

According to data provided by the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA) of Panama, the country will export 360,000 pounds of pineapples this year, equivalent to 163 tons, to France, Italy, and Germany. "The product will cost 10 to 12 balboas per unit and will reach cities where there are culinary…

Spanish scientists manage to increase the yield of papaya crops in Europe

Scientists from the AGR-200 Research Group of the University of Almería, working in partnership with the nursery Vitalplant, have carried out a project on the “Influence of early sexing and papaya plant size on the production and quality of fruits grown in greenhouses in continental Europe”. They have…

Fresh & Cash LLC: Spanish berry season is already in full swing

"Short supply of avocados, plenty of mangoes available"

At this time, the market for exotic fruits is developing in different ways: while Brazilian mangoes of the Kent and Keith varieties are fully available, there is a shortage of avocados. Meanwhile, Spanish and Moroccan berries are available in abundance, said Cevdet Cavusoglu of the Wuppertal-based…

Rob Cullum - Pacific Produce

Tough season for Peruvian mangoes

UK importer Pacific Produce has finished their imports of Peruvian grapes for the season. According to Rob Cullum from the company it was a good season with good quality fruit. “We finished imports last week and there was a bit of a shortage on whites towards the end, but reds and blacks were in good…

Abundance of Mexican avocados in the market

There are more than ample supplies of avocados in the North American market right now. “This year’s crop versus last year’s, we are about 20 percent ahead in harvest volume so far,” says Keith Slattery of Stonehill Produce Inc. in Capistrano Beach, Ca. “And between now and the end of June, we have about…

Indian growers keen to switch over to MD2 pineapple variety

Indian pineapple growers are keen to switch at least a part of their holdings from the dominant Mauritius variety to the MD2, as the former fruits can be easily processed and…

Avocado importers from Costa Rica win a legal battle against the State

The Chamber of Exporters and Importers of Perishable Products of Costa Rica has reported that the Contentious Administrative Court issued a ruling in favor of Costa Rican…

Mauricio Lopez, Manager for sales of Green Superfood:

“We are making significant investments in avocado production in Colombia”

Colombian avocado production is on the rise. The country’s location, climate, and natural resources make it a prime avocado-producing location, according to Mauricio Lopez of Green Superfood. The company is a Chilean company whichhave made significant investments in the Colombian avocado production in…

Honduran agricultural exports to the US increase

According to data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), agricultural exports from Honduras to the United States market have increased in recent years to 900 million dollars. Ana Gomez, a specialist of the USDA, said that “Honduras exports more agricultural products to the US than the…

"New season pineapples from Guangdong, China, hit the market"

This week, many people in China resumed work. This month, the pineapple season in Guangdong began, and farmers are busy harvesting the first crops for the market. "Our company has resumed business, and the production season has also begun. The peak sales period falls around the Qingming Festival each…

Alphonso mango exports from Maharashtra dropping

Alphonso mango exports from Maharashtra are on the decline, top officials of the Maharashtra State Agriculture Marketing Board (MSAMB) have said. The Geographical Indication…

Empaque Don Jorge II opens for the season, now packs organic mangoes

Last season, El Grupo Crespo opened Empaque Don Jorge II (EDJ II) in Ocozocoautla de Espinosa, Chiapas, or – as the locals call it – Coita. For most of the 2019 season the packhouse packed only conventional mangoes while it finished its buildout and OG certifications. This week it opened for the season,…

“We’re experiencing a slow down in sales to China”

The coronavirus can also be felt by the Greek kiwi industry. One exporter claims sales in China have halted, and they might have to look elsewhere to export their produce to. Possible alternatives come down to other Asian countries, and South Africa. The kiwi season in Greece was all looking good, but…

Bay of Plenty grower Nick Coughlan:

“New Zealand industry is poised for a major shake-up”

Bay of Plenty grower Nick Coughlan believes the New Zealand industry is poised for a major shake-up. The grower/businessman believes a change is coming, and it’s being driven…

Tanzanian farmers find new hope in avocados

Farmers who have received avocado tree seedlings from the One Acre Fund Tanzania have expressed their interest in avocado farming, saying it is more profitable than maize and tree cultivation. Constanino Somba is a farmer of Kivalali village in Ifunda Ward, who said the cultivation of the avocados with…

Peru could become the second largest global avocado exporter

According to estimates from the Association of Exporters (Adex), the growth of avocado exports in Peru could position the country as the second world exporter of this fruit in 2020, displacing the Netherlands, which since 2018 occupies this position behind Mexico. However, water availability and market…

Mayra Romero of Fresco Produce:

“Volumes and demand for coconuts are rising in the US”

Coconuts are supplied to the United States market year-round from Mexico, among other origins. The volumes entering the country as well as the demand for the fruit has been on the rise in the past few years. Mayra Romero of Fresco Produce says: “We started importing coconuts into the US twelve years ago,…

2020 season for new GEM avocado variety will kick off in April

Index Fresh is eager to kick off its season of marketing the GEM avocado, a precious new variety that is expanding the California avocado category. The worldwide avocado marketer is looking to double the volume of its GEM offering from last year. Index Fresh has been excited about the GEM avocado since its…

Making super-fast electric chargers out of the world’s stinkiest fruit

The wasted parts of the world’s smelliest fruit could be recycled into energy storage devices to rapidly charge electric vehicles and gadgets. Vincent Gomes at the University of Sydney and his colleagues used leftovers from the notoriously smelly durians and jackfruits, the world’s biggest tree fruit, to make superlight,…

Peru has 196 exporters of Hass avocado

According to Agrodata figures, in 2019 Peruvian avocado exports totaled 746 million dollars at an average price of 2.40 dollars/kilo, positioning Peru as the world's second-biggest exporter of Hass avocado, only surpassed by Mexico. Currently, there are 196 Peruvian companies that export this crop. The…

Spain

Huelva's kaki campaign comes to a close with slight drop in the average price

According to Onubafruit, the second-grade cooperative that brings together five of the most important agricultural cooperatives in the province of Huelva (Costa de Huelva, Cobella, Cartayfres, SAT Condado and Freslucena), and which is one of the top three kaki producers and traders in the province, has…

California pomegranate season transitions to South American import season

Trinity Fruit’s domestic pomegranate season is coming to an end. This means the company is starting its pomegranate import season and ramping up its citrus season until the summer program starts. Citrus season ramping upAngela Hernandez says: “We work with both a domestic and import season for our citrus.…

Due to COVID-19

Vietnam: Lang Son province promotes trading via rail

Up to 260 carriages with tens of thousands of tonnes of exports and imports have passed Dong Dang International Railway Station, the northern border province of Lang Son, to…

Total EU avocado supply (updated 21-02-2020)

January 2020 Hass supply to EU dominated by Argentina, Spain and Israel

At this time, the total avocado supply to the EU is almost equal to the shipments of last year, although the Greenskin supply was significantly larger at that time. Hass shipments to the EU were still dominated by Spanish and Israeli shipments, with Israel also dominating the suppl of greenskin avos. Click here for…

'County Avocado Production and Marketing Bill 2020'

Kenya: Murang’a avocado bill to lock out cartels in sector

The Murang’a County government has formulated a bill to regulate the avocado sector and protect farmers from exploitation by cartels. The County Avocado Production and…

Peak tropical season on display this coming weekend

“With very few exceptions, we’re in peak tropical form now. We’re hitting on nearly all cylinders which is great for the tropical category this time of year,” says Peter Leifermann with Brooks Tropicals LLC in Homestead, Fl. “And supplies are similar to last year.” In terms of tropical commodities,…

'Kurikong' disease threatens Philippine mango export

Philippine government researchers are in the thick of finalizing their studies on how to address the problem caused by the Cecid fly, as the infestation threatens the nation’s…

The effects of the environmental crisis are increasingly clear

Canary banana, avocado and table grape productions hit by dry weather

The lack of rainfall and the low storage level in Canary reservoirs have been raising the concerns of the agricultural sector of the islands. For now, bananas, avocados and table grapes are the most affected crops. Given this situation, the Regional Government is already working on the implementation of…

Also, Maharashtra growers to sue sellers of fake ‘Alphonsos’

India: Prolonged monsoon and climatic change disrupts Alphonso mangoes

Last year’s prolonged monsoon and other climatic changes in Maharashtra have affected the Alphonso mangoes in the Konkan belt. The flowering and fruit setting has been…

Chinese pineapple market experiences difficulty with deliveries

The Chinese pineapple market has undergone a great upheaval. The price experienced frequent fluctuations. The overall surface area devoted to pineapple plantation greatly…

10,000 tons of Peruvian mango can't be exported to China because of the coronavirus

Avocado producers from Casma in the Ancash region are very concerned about the stoppage of mango and avocado exports to China due to the health crisis that the coronavirus has…

Vietnamese fresh lychee exports welcome in Japan

For 2020, Japan has officially opened the door to Vietnamese lychees, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan informed the MARD’s Plant Protection Department of its opening market for Vietnamese “thieu” lychee…

Peru

Camposol seeks to expand its marketing window for avocados and mandarins

In the last week of January, Camposol managed to raise $ 350 million with a 6% bond and a 7-year maturity, attracting interest among investors, with orders worth more than $ 2 billion. Jorge Ramírez, the CEO of the agro-industrial company Camposol, stated that the bond issued will have three purposes:…

Malaysia: Price of Mao Shan Wang dropping

Good news for durian lovers: the price of Mao Shan Wang has plunged by between 20 per cent and 50 per cent due to both Covid-19 and oversupply in the market. Ironically, a high yield is expected in the mid-year durian season because of favourable weather conditions. According to a durian trader here, Tan…

Binh Thuan Province

Vietnam: Dragon fruit price triples unexpectedly

After dropping in price heavily due to the impacts of Covid-19, the price of dragon fruits in Binh Thuan Province currently is three times higher compared to a few days ago.…

Widespread thrips attacks at Muthalamada

Indian mango farmers fear heavy crop losses

This season, mango production at Muthalamada is set to suffer heavily following a widespread attack by thrips. Agricultural officials said tests were being done to identify…

Dragon fruit dye to replace synthetic products

Researchers from the Yucatan Scientific Research Center (CICY) are studying the advantages offered by the Pitaya (Stenocereus queretaroensis), also known in English as “Dragon…

Exports could start in August 2020

Chilean avocados are just steps away from entering South Korea

Since the diversification of markets is important for Chilean fresh fruit exports, the work carried out by the authorities of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Agricultural and Livestock Service, together with the Association of Fruit Exporters of Chile AG (ASOEX), and the Animal and Plant Quarantine…


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