Citrus

Colombia: First Orange Export lime grower gets Demeter certified

Germany is desperate for Colombian Demeter-certified limes. Now, Orange Export SAS can start supplying them. It took three years of intensive training and conversion. But last week, Abelardo Herrera, an Orange Export SAS grower, received his Demeter certification. He's the first lime grower in Colombia…

ASAJA Alicante warns of millionaire losses in the Fino lemon campaign

"Daunting scenario in the lemon fields of the Vega Baja region"

ASAJA Alicante has warned of the serious crisis that is affecting Fino lemon farmers in the province of Alicante, who are facing millions in losses that have yet to be…

Costa announces agreement for acquisition of Sunraysia region KW Orchards citrus farm

Costa Group Holdings Limited, Australia’s leading grower, packer and marketer of fresh fruits and vegetables, advises that it has signed conditional agreements for the…

Murray River Organics sells Gol Gol citrus property for $5 million

Murray River Organics Group has sold its Gol Gol citrus property for $5 million. The sale includes $4.75 million for the property and a further $250,000 for hanging citrus…

Bhutan: Gelephu exported $2.5 million worth of oranges to Bangladesh

Despite working in lockdown and struggling with the deployment of workers for grading, packing and loading, Gelephu -in Bhutan’s Sarpang District- has been able to export more…

Eurostat, Comext

DG agri dashboard - Citrus fruit

Current EU weighted average orange price €5 above 2019/2020 average

2019/2020 EU imports of saw a new high regarding oranges, at about 950,000 tonnes. the same was true for small citrus fruits, with imports coming in at about 410,000 tonnes. The current weighted average orange price per 100 kgs over the EU stands at €74. This is €5 above the 2019/2020 average and €14 above…

Sila Louw with Oppy in South Africa

“Our strength is to sell produce from Africa directly to North American retailers”

Oppy recently opened an office in South Africa and discusses the journey of setting foot on the African continent, combined with the immense opportunities the country offers. Having representation in South Africa had been on Oppy’s radar for several years and about five years ago, the company started…

Fruit importer Fred Ringwald looks back on an average Spanish citrus season

"Large-caliber Powells are popular with the retailers"

The Spanish citrus campaign is now well into its second half. Volume offtake of clementines is gradually winding down. Meanwhile, the supply of Spanish table oranges is dwindling. Despite the pandemic, it has been a fairly satisfactory season so far, fruit importer Fred Ringwald says, looking back. The…

Citrus Australia welcomes Queensland Government’s decision to extend on-farm quarantine program

Citrus Australia welcomes the Queensland Government’s decision to extend existing quarantine arrangements for workers under the Pacific Labour Scheme and Seasonal Workers…

Bhutan: Samdrup Jongkhar orange exports up 30 percent

Samdrup Jongkhar is the seat of the Samdrup Jongkhar District in Bhutan. The town is located at the south-eastern part of Bhutan, bordering the Indian state of Assam. Despite…

Agricola Famosa and Citri & Co join forces to become a world benchmark in the fresh fruit market

The Brazilian company Agrícola Famosa, the world's largest melon and watermelon producer and exporter, and the Spanish group Citri & Co, the largest European producer and…

Jeroen Wind, Gebrs van Aarle

“Juicing oranges are a novelty in the Netherlands”

Last year, citrus sales were fantastic. COVID-19 meant everyone wanted to boost their immune systems. They went to greengrocers for this. Oranges are a product that can keep bringing customers back. Jeroen Wind, a buyer, and seller at Gebrs van Aarle, in the Netherlands, knows this. He purchases Creta…

Texas freeze pushes demand for lemons

Supplies of lemons continue to be strong, particularly from California. “We’re pulling lemons from California’s District 1 and filling in with District 2 and it has been good. The quality is good and I believe volumes are peaking on smaller lemons such as 165 and 200 sizes. A lot of specials are being…

AgroFresh adds ActiSealTM IP to its catalog

New solution for the protection of citrus fruits in Spain

ActiSealTM IP is a broad-spectrum fungicide, which contains imazalil and pyrimethanil, that was developed to control the main fungi that affect citrus fruits. Due to its…

'Situation endangers the citrus harvest for many growers'

Parts of Eastern Cape in dire need of rain

Despite floods in northern parts of South Africa, growers to the south are dealing with an unprecedented crisis. One of the Eastern Cape’s largest dams, Kouga which supplies…

Egyptian Valencia season in full swing

“This season prices for Valencias are about 20 cents lower”

The Valencia season in Egypt is in full swing, and demand is at a good position right now, as the season in India is coming to an end. Prices are lower than they were last season, but there are shortages for larger sized Valencia oranges. It’s been well over a month since the Valencia season started in…

Asaja complains about the lack of aid for a sector that was also affected by the pandemic

Murcia's citrus sector is at a standstill

The citrus sector is important for Murcia's economy, as it generates 30,000 jobs and was able to export 554,000 tons of fruit generating more than 622 million euro last year,…

Bayer to launch Vanity Citrus®, its new biological product to control citrus farm pests

Bayer will introduce Vanity Citrus®, its latest biological and pheromone-based crop protection product to control pests on citrus farms during the International Symposium on…

Decline in consumption of 100% fruit juice contributes to worrying trend for Americans

A new research report shows that Americans continue to consume less and less fruits and vegetables despite consistent dietary advice to the contrary. An accompanying decline in the consumption of 100% fruit juice, such as orange juice, is likely a significant contributor to the issue. The Produce for Better…

Ian Albert - First Fresh

Positive but challenging 2020 season for persimmon and Meyer lemons

First Fresh New Zealand, based in Gisborne, New Zealand, is looking forward to the 2021 export persimmon and citrus season following a successful 2020 program says Managing Director Ian Albers."The challenges that Covid-19 posed in 2020 were overcome mostly however early season shipments were affected by…

Dirk Heerman, Guidofruit, Belgium

"Demand for Llusar citrus increases annually"

"This year's citrus season is progressing very well. The Llusar citrus brand, especially, is selling better and better, year after year. That brand's really growing," says Dirk Heerman of Guidofruit in Belgium. "That's in both the Spanish and overseas seasons. The Llusar brand is, of course, so strong…

Eco Farm

Disappointing orange campaign

"The Sicilian orange campaign is rather slow, which is unexpected, considering the high quality of the fruit. It is not the low grades that are slowing down consumption but, rather, we believe it is the economic crisis caused by Covid-19. Families cannot spend as much and are trying to gauge how the situation will evolve. We are hoping…

Juan Antonio Pons, of Pons Redondo Group: "Hard years are coming, but I have a dream to fulfill"

"We stepped out of our comfort zone, which was citrus, and we already work with 25 products"

A Valencian company that produces and markets fruit and vegetables quadrupled its turnover in 2019 and has consolidated its growth since the start of the Covid-19 health crisis. The keys were to diversify its range of products, work strongly with supermarket chains and make marketing from field to the…

AILIMPO: Evolution of the 2020/2021 lemon campaign

Spanish lemon export volume remains stable

The 2020/2021 campaign began in September with a volume of nearly 1,300,000 tons, similar to the volumes achieved in the 2018/2019 campaign. The ban on Argentine imports in…

Citrus Research and Development Foundation's HLB spending summarized

Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) Chief Operating Officer Rick Dantzler on Feb. 23 detailed CRDF spending on efforts to solve HLB. According to Dantzler, the…

Geopolitical strategist keynote speaker for citrus showcase

California Citrus Mutual will host the 2021 Virtual Citrus Showcase on Thursday, March 4. The event will feature famed author and geopolitical strategist Pete Zeihan for a…

First exports of organic kumquat from Almeria

Bio Campojoyma's founder and manager, Francisco Jesús Montoya Sánchez, had the idea of growing organic kumquats in the Spanish province of Almeria after tasting delicious pastries containing this citrus on one of his business trips to Germany. "We soon discovered that kumquat thrives in the climate of…

Yearly orange tree-shake allows for quick harvest

The yearly tree-shake on the streets of Valencia, Spain. A rather fast way of harvesting oranges!

Stories from Nadorcott mandarin growers and marketers

"Producing the Nadorcott has been a turning point for us"

The CVVP Protected Variety Club, licensee of the protected Nadorcott mandarin variety, has collected testimonials from producers and marketers working with it. The video with these stories is in the following link. "These are some of the fruit's values ​​highlighted by them, which confirm that the Nadorcott…

Lidl acquired 424,000 tons of Spanish citrus fruits in 2020

In 2020, Lidl consolidated its position as the main buyer of oranges, mandarins and lemons in Spain, as well as their main exporter, with the acquisition of 424,000 tons of…

Lasiodiplodia pseudotheobromae now also is a problem for citrus in China

Citrus is the second-largest fruit crop in China. It is cultivated in over 20 provinces with an area of approximately 2.5 million ha. There are an abundant and excellent variety of resources in China. Fruit decay is a common disease during postharvest transportation and storage. Generally, the decay rate…

Lutz Siebrecht (Wirth & Co) on the current citrus season

"Slow citrus market due to spring-like weather"

The sudden rise in temperatures last week has had a corresponding effect on the citrus market. "Demand for citrus has dropped noticeably due to the spring-like weather, while volume availability has remained constant," says Lutz Siebrecht, joint managing director of Stuttgart-based wholesaler Wirth & Co…

Prices first went up and then down because of increased demand during the holidays

Chinese Shatang tangerine sales are nearing the end of the season

The 2020/2021 season of Shatang tangerines is coming to an end. The price of Shatang tangerines in production areas suddenly went up because market demand increased in the…

Could the vaccine rollout impact citrus demand?

Florida oranges are beginning the transition from navels to Valencias. “We just received our last load of navels last week and that’s done for the season. Some early Valencias came on two to three weeks earlier than expected because some groves are navels mixed in with Valencias. But we’ll have these…

Vietnam-New Zealand fruit trade to be expanded this year

Vietnam’s limes and grapefruits may soon be exported to New Zealand. This is the result of talks between representatives of the two countries during their first agricultural…

Arrigoni offers its ranges of Libeccio and Scirocco meshes

Windbreaker and shading meshes that increase citrus yields by up to 30%

According to the latest data from the World Citrus Organization, citrus production is on the rise worldwide. However, adverse weather conditions, such as strong hot and cold winds, can decisively compromise this trend. Libeccio and Scirocco, Arrigoni's 100% ecological solutions, respond to these threats.…

Egypt’s Wadi El Zaytoon ships citrus to Brazil

Wadi El Zaytoon is one of the first Egyptian suppliers of citrus to Brazil. It shipped off its first two containers with oranges, limes and tangerines late last December. The…

Tahiti lime volumes out of Brazil to increase in April

The weather in Brazil last year has resulted in slightly lower volumes of Tahiti lime during the start of this harvesting season. Breno Casquet of ActuaTrade shares: “The climate conditions in Brazil lately have not been favorable. The unstable conditions in 2020 and the dry weather resulted in lower…

Oranfrizer

Fewer orange imports to Italy in 2021

After a slow start of the Italian orange campaign, FreshPlaza analyzed the first half of the season with the help of one of the leading players in Italy - Nello Alba, CEO of Oranfrizer, part of international group Unifrutti. We discussed the production of Sicilian oranges, small grades, imports from…

Citrus sector of Murcia and Alicante asking for "direct aid to producers"

As reported by sources from the citrus sector in the Spanish Region of Murcia and the province of Alicante in a statement, producers are receiving between 0.16 and 0.18 Euro…

José Enrique Sanz, manager of the PGI Cítricos Valencianos: "The Valencian citrus sector should look after the fruit's origin"

High demand for citrus, rising prices and growing interest in certification of origin labels

The Spanish citrus campaign has taken an important turn in its second half, with price rises recorded both in the field and in the markets. The PGI Cítricos Valencianos is benefiting from the high demand for citrus fruits, as well as the growing preference of European consumers for products that stand…

GOCITRUS

Markers revolutionize the procurement, registration, nurseries, and varietal identification of the citrus sector

The term PCR, which is widely used nowadays to refer to the most reliable diagnostic method to detect COVID-19, is based on the same technology that is drastically changing the world of citrus plant variety farming. Molecular markers can be used to define the genetic sequence of a given coronavirus as…

Several Nepalese orange harvests cut in half due to pests

Orange growers in Karnali are very distressed because their harvests are slashed due to a pest attack during the flowering period. Experts attribute the pest attack to an…

Texas loses at least $300 million in citrus due to storm

Texas is facing crop losses of at least $300 million due to this week’s unusual winter storm. The damage could further strain food inflation, which is on the rise around the…

Vital citrus trade ties between Japan & Florida underlined on 'Grapefruit Day'

Kenji Hirata is Consul General of Japan for Florida. Yesterday, he wrote an opinion piece on the relations between the US state and the Asian country, as a guest columnist for…

Almost one in every three lemons consumed in the world in 2020 came from European fields

Europe is the world's leading lemon producer

Lemons are trendy. The world's production of this citrus fruit reached 6,467,616 tons in 2020, according to data from the World Citrus Organization. The crop's productive growth has thus consolidated, taking into account that the average during the 2010-2018 period was 5,700,000 tons. This upward dynamic…

René Bouman, FMI, the Netherlands

"Quiet lime market; increasing pressure on sales"

It had been a few weeks of limited supply and good prices. Now the lime market is quiet," says René Bouman of FMI in the Netherlands. "Enough is being loaded again, mainly by Brazilian exporters. Mexico is currently loading very little. Prices are still reasonable, although there's increasing pressure on…

Lyndsay Roux - FabFresh

Summer fruit eclipsed by the shine of citrus

“I definitely expect that demand for citrus is going to be as great as last year and the reason behind that, is Covid,” says Lyndsay Roux of South African fruit exporter FabFresh, noting that the situation is graver than last year, given the more dangerous strain. “The demand for vitamin C is still very…

"The fact that they promote highly-processed products ahead of fresh produce is something that we cannot understand"

Peak fruit industry bodies encourage their growers not to use Health Star Ratings after "baffling" changes to juice calculator

Australia's peak apple and pear industry body is calling on growers and juice producers to strongly consider removing the Health Star Rating from their labels, following a decision to give fresh fruit and vegetable juice a lower health star rating than diet cola. The Australian and New Zealand…

Florida citrus is in season

Florida citrus is harvested October through June. Most of Florida’s citrus is processed for juice, but plenty of fresh fruit remains for sale. It is Florida’s most valuable crop, with over 430,000…

FDOC on Global Marketing Efforts Florida Department of Citrus

'25 percent tariff on Florida grapefruit in Europe has had impact on retail supply'

A 25 percent tariff placed on Florida grapefruit in Europe has had some impact on retail supply, Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) Director of Global Marketing Samantha Lane…

Wilko van der Zwaard, Wilko Fruit:

"Good citrus sales, only lemons lag behind"

The Moroccan Nadorcott mandarin season is in full swing at Wilko Fruit in Breda. "So far the season has been going well. Last week, sales to the market traders were a bit quieter due to the frost, but the supermarkets and smaller shops have sold a lot," says Wilko van der Zwaard. "We get a good supply from Morocco.…

Peru

Procitrus associates will export 6% more citrus this year

The general manager of Procitrus, Sergio del Castillo Valderrama, stated that the companies affiliated with the Association of Citrus Producers of Peru (Procitrus) are…

David Pearce, GF Marketing

A time to be cautious

Cape Town-based GF Marketing specialises in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent, supplying their markets with predominantly citrus and topfruit. Last year there was increased demand for kiwifruit also, because of its famed vitamin C content. Right: The new season's Royal Gala Red (photos supplied by GF Marketing) “We are…

CAAE and AILIMPO sign an agreement to promote the use of UNE certified inputs in organic production

The leading certification body in Europe and the Lemon and Grapefruit Interprofessional Association AILIMPO have signed an agreement to promote the use of UNE certified inputs…

Queensland, Australia:

Wide Bay growers uncertain about the future due to water scarcity

Australia’s Wide Bay region has a diverse agricultural sector, representing 12 per cent of agricultural production in Queensland, worth more than $1.5 billion. However, local…

Motta Cooperativa Agricola

Drop in demand for oranges

The Sicilian citrus fruit campaign seems to be characterized by a drop in prices and low consumption, unlike the 2020 campaign which saw orange prices skyrocket at the beginning of the pandemic with a lively demand that led to an early end of the campaign. Lucio Oliveri, sole administrator at Motta Cooperativa Agricola, which…

Texas cold snap almost certainly means losses for citrus growers

The cold snap that whipped across Texas this week brought snow all the way to beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. It is also bringing headaches for citrus growers at the…

Demand for Egyptian Valencia expected to pick up as Indian citrus season concludes

Demand for the Egyptian Valencia has been low since the start of the season. Although there is some demand in the Russian and Eastern European markets, the lack of demand has lowered prices slightly. Production on the other hand has been rather good, according to one Egyptian exporter of citrus.…

California Department of Food and Agriculture

North Florida and South Georgia growers also on alert

California: Citrus tree disease found in Moreno Valley - quarantine expanded

Huanglongbing, also known as HLB or citrus greening disease, has reached Moreno Valley for the first time. Victoria Hornbaker, director of the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Citrus Pest and Disease Prevent Division: “[The] Asian citrus psyllid is the insect vector” for Huanglongbing,…

Christine Cortes, BioTropic:

“Good start of campaign for the Nadorcott mandarins”

The Nadorcott mandarin campaign has just started at BioTropic. According to Christine Cortes, France Export sales representative, the campaign is going quite well so far. “The volumes are satisfactory, and the demand is good. We have loyal clients and we continue to establish ourselves on the…

Taha Ibrahima, Olga Fruits:

“In the current context, maritime transport takes a lot of time”

Olga Fruits is a Moroccan company specialized in the export of fresh products, which it ships all over the world. Its main products are citrus fruit, such as clementines, Nadorcott mandarins and oranges, as well as a wide range of Moroccan vegetables. Taha Ibrahima is one of the two managers of the…

Extreme winter weather in Texas

“It’s the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre for Texas produce”

Throughout the past few days, the cold weather hitting Texas has been unprecedented. The temperatures have been record-breaking along with hazardous amounts of ice and snow. Because this weather is so unusual for the state, there have been many challenges. Deborah Dijkhuizen of Delina Fresh, who have a…

Spanish oranges with high pesticide residues withdrawn from the market in Germany

The German customs authorities have withdrawn Spanish oranges from the market, as they reportedly contained an excessive amount of pesticide residues, as reported on February…

Uzbekistan lemon exports reached $8.6 million in 2020

Last year, Uzbekistan exported 7,100 tons of lemons for a total of $8.6 million. According to the State Statistics Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan, lemon exports were…

He assaulted a moving truck transporting mandarins

Man risks his life to make a video

Is it worth risking your life to steal some mandarins from a moving truck? The young man who stars in the video of this reckless assault probably never thought about it. He…

Rio Grande Valley citrus growers on edge due to potential freezing temperatures

The Rio Grande Valley could see some of the coldest temperatures it has seen in years, and according to citrus grower and President of Texas Citrus Mutual, Dale Murden, said…

USDA Agricultural Statistics Board

2020-2021 Florida all orange forecast at 56.0 million boxes

All Oranges 56.0 Million BoxesThe 2020-2021 Florida all orange forecast released today by the USDA Agricultural Statistics Board is 56.0 million boxes, up 2.0 million boxes from the January forecast. If realized, this will be 17 percent less than last season’s final production. The forecast consists of…

Flavor and fragrance industries are embracing biotechnology

In recent years, however, producers of grapefruit-flavored foods and drinks have not had it easy. Figures from the US Department of Agriculture tell the tale: In the winter of…

Mandarin & turmeric

Additional commodities included for the subsidy through Kisan Rail transportation

To incentivise farmers to transport their agricultural produce through Kisan Rail, Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Food Processing Industries have included Mandarin (a…

2020-2021 orange crop forecast update for São Paulo and West=Southwest Minas Gerais citrus belt

Approximately 19.27 million boxes of total orange crop to be produced in West Minas Gerais

The 2020-2021 orange crop forecast update for the São Paulo and West-Southwest Minas Gerais citrus belt, published on February 10, 2021 by Fundecitrus – performed in cooperation with Markestrat, FEA-RP/USP and FCAV/Unesp2 – is 269.01 million boxes of 40.8 kg each (90 lbs). Approximately 19.27 million…

Polish lemon prices remained at low levels since January

Polish lemon prices have remained at a very low level since January. Traders offer these citrus fruits in large wholesale at 3.00-5.50 zlotys/kg ($0.81-1.49/kg) depending on…

Exports of Georgian mandarins up by 25 per cent

The current export volume of Georgian mandarins has reached 39,000 tons as of February 9, 2021.  According to the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia, this is 25%…

Peter Maes, Zeghers, Belgium

“Stable Spanish lemon season, with few major problems”

The citrus market is calm. According to Peter Maes of Zeghers in Belgium, it's quite stable. "Everything's running smoothly with few real peaks or troughs. The citrus market…

Michele Sodano of Ortofrutta Mele

Mixed boxes of Tarocco and Lempso blood oranges for Valentine's Day

'What catches the eye attracts attention' is a statement that was key to Michele Sodano's re-thinking of the blood oranges offered for the current season. Sodano is a young trader and sales agent for Ortofrutta Mele from Italy's Campania region. Michele Sodano "I’ve long wanted to include the Tarocco Lempso…

Don Limon expands distribution network and opens office in Tanta, Egypt:

"Egyptian citrus fruits continue to expand their position on the European market"

The Hamburg family name Schindler has been firmly established in the international import and distribution of tropical fruits and exotics for years. In addition to offices in India, Mexico and South Africa, the company recently opened its own branch in Tanta, Egypt, in the heart of the Nile Delta. The…

Madjid Aïdh, Alterbio:

“The organic citrus fruit season is at its peak”

At this time of year, Alterbio, an organic product specialist, is particularly focused on citrus fruit. “The demand is very good. All our clients are buying citrus fruit at the moment: both the stores specialized in organic products and also supermarkets and wholesalers. French schools have reopened so…

Uzbekistan wants to import lemons to meet high demand

The cultivation of lemons in the Republic of Uzbekistan has become widespread. Sources say prices in the domestic market have increased significantly due to a growth in demand…

Uganda

Lemon and ginger prices lowering in Kampala

There is a significant drop in demand and price for lemons and ginger across Kampala markets. This stems from a decline in the use of lemons and ginger by residents to boost…

Spain

Sales and prices pick up in second part of Valencian citrus campaign

The Valencian Association of Agricultural Producers (AVA-ASAJA) reports that in the second half of the citrus campaign there has been an increase in the volume of purchases by…

Good sizes and high prices

Organic Nadorcott mandarin campaign kicks off in Spain

The harvest of organic Nadorcott mandarins has already started in Spain, with very good prospects for this new commercial season that has just started. “Fortunately, we have escaped the cold. The fruit is in perfect condition and we are already prepared to serve our customers throughout the month of…

Manuel Peris, Agribio commercial manager:

"Laser-labeling of citrus fruits for Valentine's Day is quite a novelty"

February 14 is just around the corner and lovers are already trying to decide what special things to do to celebrate their love. And who said that Valentine's can only be celebrated with strawberries? "We want to vindicate the role of citrus fruits as a possible gift to show our love," says Manuel Peris,…

Treatment causes deadly bacterium to leak and die

Researchers find peptide that treats, prevents killer citrus disease

New research affirms a unique peptide found in an Australian plant can destroy the No. 1 killer of citrus trees worldwide and help prevent infection. Huanglongbing, HLB, or citrus greening has multiple names, but one ultimate result: bitter and worthless citrus fruits. It has wiped out citrus orchards…

Brazil receiving first shipments of Egyptian oranges after joint trade agreement

Yesterday, Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea stated that the first shipments of locally produced orange have been exported to the Brazilian market. These…

Zimbabwe: Schweppes plans 2,700 ha citrus project in Beitbridge

Schweppes Holdings Africa Limited’s subsidiary, Sunrise Citrus Estates, is planning to establish a 2,700 hectare citrus plantation in Beitbridge. The project is expected to…

HLB testing

ARC-TSC aids in keeping 'the yellow dragon' at bay in citrus orchards

Citrus Huanglongbing, better known as HLB, is currently regarded as the most destructive disease of citrus, having caused the near-collapse of the Florida citrus industry over the last decade. This disease, which was first described from China, gives the appearance of a yellow dragon being draped over…

Chinese market price of Ori mandarins comes down again

The Ori mandarin is one of the most well-known mandarins produced in Guangxi. While the Ori mandarin was held in high regard as late as last year, and the price reached as…

Spain

Valencian citrus sector will adapt to the demands and challenges of the market with new varietal map

Talking to representatives of the citrus sector, the Councilor of Agriculture, Rural Development, Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition of the Region of Valencia, Mireia…

The restrictions caused by the pandemic also affect Spanish citrus

"This year we have no alternatives for the smaller caliber oranges"

The small-caliber oranges intended for juice production are among the most affected by the consequences of the closure of the Horeca channel. "We are seeing a rather tough…

India: Dropping kinnow price worries Fazilka growers

Fazilka kinnow-growing farmers are a worried as their fruit is garnering just half the price this year as compared to the previous year. Traders are offering just Rs 6-8 per…

JD

JD co-develops oranges gift box with Yang’s Fruit

JD.com and Yang’s Fruit, a fruit processing, trade and planting enterprise, co-developed a gift box of navel oranges through JD’s Consumer-to-Manufacturer (C2M) initiative, which detects trends, and turns trends into products that consumers race to buy. The gift box has quickly become a hit since it was…

Citrus Australia

Rural communities to suffer from flawed changes to Health Star Rating

Hundreds of millions of dollars could be ripped from rural communities nationwide if flawed changes to the Health Star Rating system for fresh Aussie juice are made this week.…

Ukraine was among top three importers of Turkish oranges in 2020

Exports of oranges from Turkey in 2020 increased by 41% to $129 million as compared to 2019, which was worth over $91 million abroad. Turkey exported oranges to 60 countries…

DG agri dashboard - Citrus fruit

EU weighted average orange prices for January at €75

For the EU overall. the weighted average orange prices for January (per 100 kgs) stood at €75, which was €15 above the 5-year average, EU citrus imports are still increasing yearly, with oranges (at 950,000 tons) being at their highest since 2011. Small citrus fruits, coming in slightly above 400,000 tons,…

Bangladesh: Daily demand of imported fruit at 1.7 million kg

Imported fruits are available everywhere now in Bangladesh. Every day on an average, around 1.68 million kilograms of exotic fruit is consumed in the nation, while import data…

Pakistan International Airlines starts shifting kinnows to the UK

Following the government’s efforts to promote exports, Pakistan International Airlines has started lifting kinnow cargo for the UK. A PIA spokesman said that in line with the…

Salomon Kalondo – Roots Farm

Apples (and blueberries and citrus) in the Kalahari

A Namibian company has done the sums: it is possible to earn a greater income from 10 hectares of apples than from 10,000ha of beef cattle. This realisation is of great importance in a desert country like Namibia. “Extensive farming methods really don’t work anymore because you’re at the mercy of the…

Me Linh District, Vietnam

Red skin pomelos carefully harvested for New Year

Farmers in Hanoi's Me Linh District start to harvest their red pomelos before the Lunar New Year. Trees producing red-skinned pomelos have been cultivated in Me Linh District…

Alico, Inc. announces financial results for fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2020

Alico, Inc. has announced financial results for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2020, the highlights which are as follows: Not-from-concentrate orange juice consumption continues…

Even outshining milk

Value of citrus crop up in Tulare County, California

Today, all Tulare County’s citrus varieties are generating more revenue compared to past years. Even more so, the total value of all citrus grown in the county now rivals the…

Organic Texas grapefruit supplies may end earlier

Organic grapefruit looks to be benefiting from the uptick that both organics and citrus have seen throughout the pandemic. “Our movement has been pretty solid throughout the season. We began in late October and demand was excellent and continued to be pretty strong throughout December,” says Dennis…

Frosts impact the price of oranges in Andalusia

The marketing expectations for the start of the 2020/21 citrus season were very positive after the increase in consumption that occurred at the end of the previous season.…

Seville will harvest almost 6 million tons of bitter oranges from its streets

The 46,000 orange trees in the city of Seville are expected to yield a record of nearly 6 million tons of bitter oranges this year. Antonio Martinez, the head of the Naranjas…

BLE Market Report - Week 04:

'Israeli mandarins with quite pleasing organoleptic properties'

In week 4, mandarins set the tone: Clemenvilla, Minneola, Tango and Nadorcott came in from Spain and Orri from Israel. Afourer and Nadorcott were shipped in from Morocco and Murcott and Nadorcott from Turkey. Italian lots complemented the market. The Israeli products were the most convincing in terms of…

Malaysian mandarin orange wholesalers cut orders by 50 percent

Malaysian mandarin orange wholesalers here have cut down on their stock this Chinese New Year due to the movement control order. Despite this, the fruit is still selling fast.…

Sarpang District

Mandarin suppliers Bhutan unhappy with poor export returns

Suppliers say that with more oranges getting rejected at the depots in Gelephu, the returns from the orange export this season had dropped almost by half. Supplier Loknath…

Excellent citrus fruit campaign in Sicily

The Sicilian orange campaign continues with great success, especially for Parlapiano Fruit, which has confirmed its leadership in the commercialization of Arancia di Ribera DOP thanks to a significant increase in sales compared with the past season. FreshPlaza talked about it with Paolo Parlapiano, who…

The Spanish CGC demands that the EU stop the import of Turkish citrus fruits with phytosanitary problems

The Spanish Citrus Management Committee (CGC) has asked the European Commission (EC) to act urgently to curb the wave of Turkish citrus imports with pesticide residue…

Leïla Louzani, of Fruta de Autor: "Good market for mandarins; better than for oranges and lemons"

"Selling at high prices, at the level of the most recognized brands, is not easy"

Leïla Louzani, who's originally from southern France, has been in the business of buying and selling fruit and vegetables at the Rungis market for years. Since August 2020, she started her own company, KL FRUITS, and began looking for reliable suppliers to achieve her objective: to develop a Premium…

Carrefour increases its purchases of Spanish citrus by 40%

Over the past year, Carrefour has sold 120,000 tons of Spanish citrus fruits; 40% more than in the previous year. 61% of this volume has been distributed via exports, since the chain supplies Spanish fruits and vegetables to stores in other countries where the group operates. In total, 73,000 tons of…

Australian exporters hampered by container shortage and Covid protocols

Australian food exporters are heavily affected by the global supply chain crunch; shortages of food-grade shipping containers drive up costs and slashes the shelf life of…

Quico Peiró, Operations Director Grupo Cañamás

"This second part of the citrus campaign is radically different from the first"

The first part of the citrus campaign has been characterized by the great volume available, although with small sizes and a lot of discards in the case of the Navelina and Clemenules due to the impact of a too dry summer and a moist autumn, with rains and dew. “This second part of the season is radically…

Why mandarin oranges are handed out at Chinese New Year

With the Chinese New Year coming up, invariably oranges will be given as gifts between families, friends and even among companies. There are four types of oranges that people…

EastFruit

Fruit and vegetable exports Turkey increased by 21% in 2020

The Union of Exporters of the Mediterranean Region of Turkey states that the total volume of export operations in this industry last year increased by 21% compared to 2019, namely to $2,730,157,000. In particular, the exports of fruits amounted to $179,827,000, vegetables – $699,492,000, citrus –…

The UK opens up to citrus exporters

According to an analysis of the 2020 southern countries' citrus campaign by the Top Info website, which specializes in fruit markets, last year's campaign ended well for…

Second ASOEX Report: "There will be a lower production and export volume"

The effects of the intense rains in the Chilean fruit sector are getting worse

The intense rains registered in the central and southern areas of the country, which in some cases included hail, have had serious consequences on seasonal fruit crops, such as blueberries, table grapes, and stone fruit trees. Based on information from the technical teams deployed to the different…

'Yuzu fruit, avant garde seasonal eating and medjoul dates'

New Covent Garden Market predicts fruit and vegetable trends for 2021

New Covent Garden Market, from which more than 100 wholesale traders supply fresh fruit and vegetables to London’s restaurants, has predicted that yuzu fruit, avant garde…

Price spread of Spanish and Turkish oranges narrowing in 2021

The Mintec price of Spanish oranges declined by 35% to EUR 0.7/kg in the 4 months to 13th January. The price drop can be attributed to an increase in orange supplies across…

USDA

Overview of global citrus harvests

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that global orange production will increase by 3.6 million tonnes to 49.4 million tonnes in 2020/21 from the previous year, as favourable weather has led to increased harvests in Brazil and Mexico and offset the decline in Turkey and the United States.…

Justin Chawick - CGA

South African citrus celebrates record breaking export season with 146 million cartons of fruit

"Ten months ago, in March 2020, we predicted a bumper export season, estimating that export volumes would reach 143 million cartons of fruit. Now that the final export figures…

California growers more than welcome the rain

“It’s half a year’s rain in three days.” So says James Shanley of Shanley Farms in Morro Bay, CA of the rain and storms that California saw in the latter half of last week. “All of it is very welcome. The recharge this represents is phenomenal,” adds Shanley. “When you get a rain like this, the root…

Bananas, apples & mandarins account for over half of sales at Uzbek supermarkets

Last year, Zafar Khashimov, the founder of the Anglesey Food companies, stated  that bananas are the best-selling fruit in Uzbekistan’s supermarkets. In an interview, Roman Sayfulin,…

AILIMPO

Verna lemon production in Spain estimated at 343,000 tons

The third AILIMPO lemon harvest estimate for the 2020/2021 season confirms the figures published in the September report, and foresees a total production of 1,290,000 tons,…

ASAJA Alicante: "This can seriously damage the reputation of the Spanish orange"

ASAJA warns some operators are purchasing frozen oranges from Andalusia to export them to the European market

ASAJA Alicante has warned that certain non-professional operators in the Valencian Community are buying frozen oranges from Andalusia, where storm Filomena affected 30% to 40%…

Ledesma leads Argentina's citrus exports

"The European ban ended up being an opportunity to enter new markets"

In 2020, Ledesma positioned itself as the leading exporter of citrus in Argentina. Despite the challenge posed by the temporary closure of the European market in mid-August,…

Although orange varieties have different audiences, they are still quite interchangeable

Israeli grapefruit stands out in crowded Chinese citrus market

Chinese consumers are somewhat conflicted when it comes to imported fruit. Many countries across the globe are currently dealing with new outbreaks of Covid-19 and there was a scare in the Chinese market when imported cherries tested positive. Consumer demand visibly declined. At the same time, market…

California: Winter storms delay citrus harvest in the Valley

Californian growers, although possibly disappointed by the delayed harvest, welcomed another round of heavy rain and fresh powder to pad the snowpack. Some Valley citrus…

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Belize losing more than $45 million in export revenues for 2020

Aссоrdіng tо thе lаtеѕt trаdе dаtа rеlеаѕеd bу thе Ѕtаtіѕtісаl Іnѕtіtutе оf Веlіzе (ЅІВ), the eхроrt rеvеnuеѕ of Belize fоr thе уеаr 2020 wеrе dоwn bу $46.1 mіllіоn as…


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