Citrus

The CVVP announced it would manage the new Kibi Gold and Red Kibi kiwi varieties

Leanri mandarin yields first harvest - Summer Prim lemon's will come in spring

the new variety of late mandarin Leanri, managed by the CVVP, will yield its first production, estimated at 600,000 kilos, this season. Said production will be sent to the European market before the Premium mandarin campaign. In addition, the lemon Summer Prim will have its firstmarketable production next…

Pakistan Horticulturist Chaudhry Ahmad Jawad:

‘Kinnow exports may hit around 400,000 tons in coming season’

Former Chairman of FPCCI Standing Committee on Horticulture Exports and renowned Horticulturist, Chaudhry Ahmad Jawad has expressed hope that kinnow exports may hit around…

Mexican lime producers are looking for new markets

The intense drought recorded during the first half of 2019 in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas has hurt the production of Italian limes. Prices have plummeted and it's been difficult to export this citrus to the United States. “There is demand for the product so far, but this year the price per ton has…

'Consumption orange juice is dropping at slower rate'

An annual report on global orange juice consumption, based on data from CitrusBR (Brazilian Orange Juice Exporters Association), Tetra Pak, Euromonitor International, Planet…

Californian navel crop is back to good sizes

This year, the California navel orange crop looks better than it did in 2018, a year when so much of the crop was never harvested due to poor sizing. UCANR Kern County…

IMG Citrus celebrates 40th anniversary in Florida citrus industry

IMG Citrus, a family-owned, vertically-integrated citrus grower, packer, and shipper in Vero Beach, FL, is celebrating its 40 years of business. Their Florida Citrus business began in 1979 when Michel Sallin, IMG Citrus President, traveled to Florida seeking investment opportunities in agriculture.…

Marcel Verdellen, Satori Holland:

"Hardly any supply and high prices for limes after two lean years"

"It has not been easy in the lime market for the past two years. As a result, many people do not want to get their fingers burnt," notes Marcel Verdellen of Satori Holland. "At the moment there is hardly any supply on the market. Prices are between 9 and 10 euros, so if you have limes, you are currently…

South African parasitoid is effective against the cotonet de les Valls in citrus

In the framework of the collaboration agreement signed between the Council of Agriculture, Rural Development, Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition of the Government of…

China: "Gannan Navel orange season opens for orders"

"The Gannan Navel oranges did not absorb enough moisture this production season because the production areas suffered from drought late in the year. Many oranges are quite small and the overall production volume slightly declined in comparison with 2018. However, the market price is not expected to…

Spanish supermarkets betting on domestic citrus

After the complaints of agricultural associations during the previous citrus campaign, when fruit of other origins, such as South Africa, was available on Spanish shelves…

Corsican clementine supply down 15%

The volumes of clementines from Corsica are 15% down on last year. “Because the quantities are small, the campaign will only last until the end of December. There won’t be any left in January,” explains Armand Fabre of the company Armand Fabre. The marketing of the clementines from Corsica will begin in…

Pakistan's exporters oppose minimum purchase price

Uniform rate for kinnows could jeopardise exports

Pakistan’s local Punjab government has fixed a uniform rate of Rs1,000 per mound for kinnow fruit. Declaring the decision taken by the Sargodha Deputy Commissioner as an…

Cédric Geens, W. Jockheere

"Florida grapefruit a little late to market, thanks to Hurricane Dorian”

“We are currently in an intermediate phase when it comes to fruit. A week ago, we ended with the summer fruit. In recent weeks, we still had an outstanding period of Spanish melons and stone fruit. Now, however, that has completely run its course," says Cédric Geens of the Belgian importer, W.…

U.S. tariffs will affect Spanish citrus fruits starting October 18

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has officially authorized the rise of US tariffs on European products, valued at 7.5 billion dollars, in response to the aid that Spain, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom provided to the giant of the Airbus aeronautics. Said tariffs will affect the community…

Pakistan: Orange orchards drying up in Lower Dir district

Hundreds of orange orchards have dried up in the Rabat area of Lower Dir due to which the owners of the crops have been deprived of their cash crop. Meanwhile, persimmon orchards in the area have been damaged by bats. There were originally hundreds of orange and persimmon orchards in the Lower Dir…

Alfons Royo, from Royo Fruits:

Spain: "Demand for clementines set to outstrip supply this year"

The citrus campaign in the south of Tarragona has begun with the first Oronules and Orogros clementines. Producers expect a decline of nearly 40% in the harvest volumes in this producing area, which concentrates a large area of clementines and tangerines, In some areas, the decrease will amount to more…

Schliecker Fruchthandel: "Prices will gradually drop until late October"

Spanish citrus and kaki campaign slowly gaining momentum

The supply of Spanish citrus fruits and kakis is now expanding at a rapid pace. Just over a week ago, the first kakis from Spain arrived at Bremen's wholesale market. "The season started - as usual - very high priced, but until the end of the month, prices for both products will gradually drop," said Britta…

Heat delays orange harvest in Huelva, Cordoba and Seville

As reported by the coordinator of the technical services of Asaja Seville, Antonio Caro, the orange harvest in this Andalusian province will be delayed by a couple of weeks due to the heat that has been recorded recently which is preventing the fruit's ripening and the change in color that is needed for…

Turkey: Mugla exported 4000 tons of lemons this season

Mugla, a city located in southwestern Turkey, produces GlobalGAP certified Interdonato lemons. Producers sell these certified lemons under contracts to be exported to Europe.…

Colombia proposes eradicating 1,500 hectares of citrus affected by the yellow dragon

Agrosavia and the Ministry of Agriculture have raised a proposal to eradicate at least 1,500 hectares of citrus crops in the department of Atlantico, especially of lemon…

Sunkist grows fresh fruit sales team

Sunkist Growers have made some sales team changes. Jeff Gaston has been promoted to Managing Director of North American Sales, while Brian Slagel will take on the new role of Director of Southeastern Sales. Sunkist is also pleased to announce that Timothy Forseth will be joining the sales team as…

Carrefour Brasil incorporates blockchain for the traceability of premium oranges

As reported by the Bitcoinfeed and TIinside, media, Carrefour, the international supermarket chain, has announced that it will carry out the traceability of oranges harvested and sold in its supermarkets in Brazil through the use of blockchain.  According to the media outlets, the idea is to guarantee the…

John Gijbels, Euro Gijbels

“Fewer clementines mean fast picking and trading”

Several weeks ago, John Gijbels of Euro Gijbels traded in the Campine region in Belgium for Catalonia in Spain. He is there supervising his company's Spanish citrus cultivation. "I have left behind the sale office in Geel for the time being. Currently, I am fully involved in the citrus orchards and…

Mexico has lost 20,000 hectares of citrus due to the drought

The prolonged drought that has hit the Mexican state of Veracruz has caused the loss of at least 20,000 hectares of citrus. According to Marcelino Bustos Castillo, the…

USDA releases citrus crop forecast

On Thursday, the USDA released its initial crop forecast for the 2019-20 citrus season. Citrus is an important item for the Florida produce industry and Florida as a state. In recent times, there has been a lot of concern about movement of the product and exports coming in, as well as effects still…

US: Current volume low on mandarins and clementines

This year’s domestic supplies of mandarins and clementines are getting underway with some lower supplies. “The supply situation is very different from last year at this time where we had an oversupply,” says Veronique Sallin with IMG Citrus in Vero Beach, Fl. She notes that Florida is just starting with…

Spanish retailer Mercadona selling foreign oranges as temporary solution

With the arrival of autumn, complaints start arriving at Mercadona's fresh produce section. This week, the Valencian supermarket chain received a wave of criticism on social…

The campaign will be shorter than usual

Spanish grapefruit production fell 26% in 2019/20 campaign, down to 60,740tn

The Spanish trade association AILIMPO estimates the grapefruit harvest of the 2019/2020 season at 60,740 tons. This means that the supply of this fruit will be considerably reduced…

Lemons from Sichuan - good volumes despite extreme weather

Sichuan is one of the most important lemon producing areas in China. The new lemon harvest will start in early October, around the same time as last year. The lemons suffered from extreme weather conditions during the growing season. Mr. Jiang Minghai of Shanghai Sea Fruit Trading Co., Ltd. explained the…

Orange market has recently been stable

Small oranges as a result of drought in Chinese orchards

Orange sales flourished during the holidays, but the drought in several major production areas still continues. The fruit size is relatively small in comparison with the same…

Customs barrier for Turkish mandarins destined to Iraq

Customs officials at the Habur Border Gate stopped Turkish mandarins destined for Iraq, allegedly due to their green color. 80-90 trucks of citrus were sent back and Yuregir Chamber of Agriculture's Chairman Mehmet, Akin Dogan, has asked the Ministry of Trade for a solution. Producers in Yuregir, Adana,…

Citrus Australia launches protective screenhouse to prevent HLB

Auscitrus has strengthened its capacity to protect the nation’s budwood supplies from disease, focusing specifically on any future incursion of HLB, with the completion of its new protective screenhouse. Grower levies, through Hort Innovation, funded the new climate-controlled structure, which will house…

Spanish grapefruit forecast estimates -26% drop in supply, prices expected to increase

AILIMPO's grapefruit production estimate for the 2019/2020 season indicates a crop forecast in Spain of 60,740 tons, a figure which means a significant drop of -26% in supply this year due to weather conditions. This crop volume allows the sector to face this new season with optimism. The global reduction…

Henk Vlaeminck, Van Dijk Food Belgium

"It's hard to find good quality grapes this year"

“We have a somewhat difficult grape market this year. At the moment we have almost all varieties, but it is not easy to find good quality grapes," says Henk Vlaeminck of Van…

Citrus production in Spanish Region of Murcia to exceed 869,000 tons

The Council of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Environment of Murcia expects a return to the usual production figures this citrus campaign. The prospect for the 2019-2020 campaign is to reach 869,374 tons of citrus fruits, which is less than the record 988,000 tons achieved in the previous…

Italy rejects imports of Uruguayan oranges with banned pesticide residues

As reported by the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF), Italy has rejected the import of oranges from Uruguay because they contained traces of a pesticide that is…

Abel Alarcón, of Brio Fruits:

Slow harvest of Valencian clementines and good prices

The citrus campaign is underway in the Region of Valencia with the harvest of the early clementine varieties, such as the Rubí and Oronules. The lower yields this year and a slower harvest than usual due to the warm temperatures is translating into a market without too much fruit and with acceptable…

Florida citrus 2019/2020: more oranges in the marketplace?

The Florida citrus scene looks strong going into the fall season—however juice oranges may be the commodity to watch. “From a fruit quality standpoint, we’ve had really good growing conditions. It’s very clean fruit and internals are stronger than we’ve seen for this time of the year in a while. I would…

Start of Turkish mandarin harvest

Adana, a city located in southern Turkey, produces one third of the mandarins in the country. A few weeks ago, producers in the city started to harvest early varieties of mandarins. Yuregir Chamber of Agriculture's Chairman Mehmet Akin Dogan announced that the mandarin prices will increase in the coming…

PRE-HLB project: prevention against the spread of HLB in European citrus farming

PRE-HLB is a project funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Program whose objective is to prevent the entry of Huanglongbing disease (HLB) into Europe and, if it happens, to prepare the necessary mechanisms for its effective control in the short, medium and long term. The PRE-HLB project, launched in Faro…

China: Red flesh pomelo prices plummet

Over recent years, fruit prices in China have been fluctuating significantly. While a specific fruit may fetch skyrocketing prices one year, it may suffer from slow sales the…

The Sicilian citrus fruit sector is heading east

"We are definitely better known for our fresh blood oranges and juices, which are produced in Sicily and sold all over the world. However, not many know that we also grow and distribute mangoes, pomegranates and Miyagawa tangerines," explains Nello Alba, CEO of Oranfrizer.  Nello Alba "Of course our core business…

Les Saveurs de Jade

France: Exotic fruits and citrus grown in greenhouses

Growing exotic and citrus fruits in Brittany, France, is possible. On his three hectares of greenhouses, Gilles Le Bihan grows pitayas, finger limes, aloe vera and many other products. He is one of the few in Europe to do so on his farm, “Les Saveurs de Jade”. “We started four years ago with a pitaya…

Paraguay has favorable characteristics for citrus cultivation

Even though Paraguay's soil and climate characteristics are optimal for citrus production, its cultivation is normally carried out on a small to medium scale. Although there…

South Africa: Joubert en Seuns move in different crop direction

The Joubert en Seuns company has been a fixture in the Lowveld valley since 1966, when Francois Joubert bought the farm known as  ‘Geluk’. However, Joubert en Seuns recently scaled…

Fort Pierce, FL: Largest citrus greening grapefruit experiment

The University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center is in the middle of the state's largest grapefruit experiment. It aims to create grapefruit plants that…

US importers set to deal with new round of tariffs on European goods

Importers in the United States are still assessing the impact of the recently announced new set of tariffs in imported goods. This time, the United States will impose a raft of additional duties on European imports. These range from aircraft to Scotch whiskey to clothing, but there are also certain…

Pre-HLB project to prevent HLB from spreading into Europe

Pre-HLB is a project funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme whose objective is to prevent the entry of Huanglongbing disease (HLB) into Europe and, if it occurs, to…

Greenhouses in Minsk Region

Belarus: First time lemon cultivation in Smolevichi District

Agricultural companies and greenhouses in the Minsk region are about to end the season. The last batches of traditional and exotic fruits are currently harvested there. For…

One produce star retires as a new star emerges at IMG Citrus

IMG Citrus has announced the upcoming retirement of IMG Citrus’ Vice President, Veronique Sallin, after 40 years with the company. Sallin’s retirement will officially begin at the end of the 2019-2020 Florida season. The company further announces the promotion of Sydney Allison to the role of Director of…

Sicily attends global lemon summit

Sicily produces 92% of the Italian domestic lemon production with its 18,844 hectares yet, despite the 2,586,507 tons, holds the 12th place on a global level. Thanks also to the activities of the Apo Sicilia consortium, Bagheria (PA) is one of leading centers for the production and commercialization of…

Export markets are ample for California finger limes

California finger lime production is hitting peak right now. “Finger lime supplies are ample. It’s the peak and I’ve been planting new trees every year so we’re supplied nicely. We have plenty of fruit to ship,” says Jim Shanley of Morro Bay, Ca.-based Shanley Farms. The finger lime season begins in July…

Peelz mandarins launching this fall

Fowler Packing, a California-based citrus and table grape grower, will be launching its new Peelz brand mandarins for the first time this fall. Kiah Ruvalcaba, Director of Marketing at Fowler Packing, said the company has been growing mandarins for more than 20 years and were one of the first growers to…

Australian orange growers enjoy record farm gate prices

Some eight years ago, Australian citrus growers were abandoning fruit worth millions of dollars due to a strong Australian dollar crippling export markets. At the same time…

ASOVAV

Protected varieties have revolutionized the Spanish citrus sector

According to the Association of Plant Variety Operators (ASOVAV), the recent emergence of second-season protected mandarin varieties - especially the Orri, Nadorcott, Tang Gold and, lately, Spring Sunshine varieties - have revolutionized the Spanish citrus sector because of the high profitability they…

Pablo Teutsch, of LucecoFruits:

"We are the first organic citrus company to pack 100% without plastic"

More and more consumers are becoming aware of the impact that human beings have on the environment. Materials such as plastic, used for the packaging of a lot of fresh food, including fruits and vegetables, have been put in the spotlight. In the organic citrus sector, a Malaga-based company will become…

Beliamin Ezzarouali, Med Green Import:

"Huge demand for small Maroc Valencia Late oranges on the Dutch free market"

Med Green Import from Bleiswijk, the Netherlands, has always supplied Maroc Valencia Late to its clients. These clients are both in Europe and overseas. "We have been able to extend our programs with the supermarkets. This is thanks to these oranges' good shelf life and quality," says Beliamin…

Deliberating with provincial government of Punjab

Pakistan federal govt to take up issues of citrus growers

According to Parliamentary Secretary for Food Security Amir Sultan, Pakistan’s Federal Government will take up the issue of citrus prices and other problems of farmers with…

Spanish researchers open a new path to end citric fruit alternate bearing

Recently, researchers of Valencia's Polytechnic University and their international collaborators have established the epigenetic mechanism through which citrus fruit inhibits the flowering of citric fruit trees. This discovery is essential to understand alternate bearing, a phenomenon that affects a…

Low supply of Tahiti lime in Brazil create huge price increase in Sept

With the low supply of tahiti lime in São Paulo State, quotes reached 90 BRL per 27-kilo box in the in natura market in September. The few fruits still available have lower…

Andalusian citrus harvest will grow by almost 4%

The citrus production in the Spanish region of Andalusia will increase by 3.7% this season compared to the average of the last four campaigns, exceeding 2.18 million tons.…

Citrus season begins for California grower

Fruit World Co. has announced their 2019 citrus season will see a full lineup of citrus fruits in promotable volumes. This includes organic and conventional mandarins, both of which have full-season longevity and availability, the company said. "We’re excited to be entering citrus season with a robust…

US citrus importer launches fall promotion

LGS Specialty Sales has announced the launch of Dish to Discovery, a fall promotion showcasing the unique growing regions around the globe. From now through November 6, LGS’s consumer brand, Darling Citrus®, will entice fans each week with opportunities to receive a world-exploration themed prize. LGS…

Turkey takes extra precautions against Mediterranean Fruit Fly

For the past one and a half years, Russia has sent tons of nectarines, red plums and citrus back to Turkey due to the Mediterranean Fruit Fly. Hence, producers in Adana are now more careful about spraying citrus trees this year. Yuregir Agricultural Chamber's Chairman Mehmet Akin Dogan said that the…

Early season Texas grapefruit highlighted at Fresh Summit

Although fall might signal the end of the season for some fruits and vegetables in the United States, for other regions, it's a time when their season is just starting up. Additionally, the US will start to see its domestically-grown citrus appearing on shelves in greater volume in the not too distant…

Spanish province of Castellon imported 30,000 tons of Argentinian oranges in the off-season

In recent months, the port of Castellon has received 30,000 tons of Argentinian oranges, which have helped meet the region's demand in the period with no local citrus production. With the sector's approval, the goods arrived in Spain in seven weekly ships loaded with an average of 4,000 tons each. This…

Spanish citrus campaign kicks off with good prices

After the previous citrus season, marked by an excess of production, low prices and commercial competition, which resulted in massive losses for producers, this new campaign is starting with better prospects for the sector thanks to the "reasonable" prices currently being paid. This increase is a direct…

Mexico: Violent criminals rob lemon packing houses in Michoacan

On Wednesday, September 25, a second lemon packing house near the municipal seat of Buenavista Tomatlán, in the Mexican state of Michoacan, was assaulted, reported the former leader of the La Ruana self-defense group and producer of Lemon, Hipolito Mora Chavez. The assault took place after 2:00 p.m.…

Peak season for Israeli fresh produce is approaching

"In just two weeks, the first citrus fruits will arrive"

The fresh supply from Israel is currently approaching its peak: The season for the dates, avocados and pomegranates is gradually approaching, and the last Israeli mangoes are still available. In addition, the citrus fruit will soon be starting, explains Raimund Dieterich, owner of the company Israel Spezialitäten.…

China: "Lower production of crystal sugar oranges will result in higher prices"

“It is estimated that the production of crystal sugar oranges from Yongxing this year will be about 10% lower compared with last year. This is mainly due to overly abundant rainfall in the Yongxing area during the first half of the year when trees blossomed. Over the past month, the area has also…

Reduced citrus supplies from Chile and SA boost U.S. market

The laments coming from production areas around the world may bode a more stable beginning for the California navel and mandarin industry this October. Reduced supplies from…

Plant improvement specialist to ensure best traits in new citrus varieties

Many citrus growers want to replant their groves that are withering because of greening, but they need field data to know which varieties to plant. Gathering that information…

Agriculture Minister Marija Vuckovic attends

Croatia: Tangerine season officially opened in Neretva Valley

This weekend, Agriculture Minister Marija Vuckovic visited Croatia’s Neretva Valley. On this occasion, - and accompanied by County Perfect Nikola Dobroslavic and Deputy Jacqueline Marevic - she met with the mayors of the Neretva area. There was also a joint meeting with representatives of the producers…

Plus its 1300 hectares of citrus

Grupo Atitlan acquires 100% of Frutas Romu

Atitlan, a business group of Valencian origin, has signed an agreement for the acquisition of 100% of Frutas Romu, a Spanish citrus production company. The operation will be closed definitively in the coming weeks, while the paperwork is being arranged. This operation is not the first one carried out by…

Argentinians protesting the crisis: Evitas, flashmobs, and frutazos:

Hundreds of "Evitas", gathering in different points of Buenos Aires, is not too big of a surprise as part of the present day cut and thrust of politics in Buenos Aires. Protesters in the crisis-stricken Argentina are showcasing new and creative ways to vent their anger against President Mauricio Macri,…

Larger fruit likely on shorter California Navel crop

California Navel orange growers are busy preparing themselves for the upcoming harvest, which at this stage is five to six weeks away. The timing of the harvest has been described as normal, with recent weather conditions providing reason for an optimistic mood. "At the moment, we are scheduled to start…

Córdoba expects citrus harvest to fall by 15-20%

After consulting with several agents in the sector, cooperatives, producer organizations, brokers, producers and all members of the Lonja de Cítricos, Asaja Córdoba has…

San Miguel

First Argentine lemons arrive in India

San Miguel, a leading citrus production and export company in the southern hemisphere, has made its first export of Argentine lemons to India. This first shipment was of 24 tons, which were received yesterday at the Port of Nhava Sheva, in an event where authorities from the Argentine consulate and…

Challenging season for Turkish lemons

“I’ve reaped the benefits of starting lemon season later”

Smaller sizes, high prices and insufficient demand is a fair description of  the current Turkish lemon season. With a couple of varieties also taking a hit in terms of production, there were some challenges to overcome. Luckily new markets offered a solution for one specific Turkish exporter. The Turkish lemon…

Punjab, Pakistan

Citrus Research Institute Sargodha helps growers to reach best yields

Experts from the Citrus Research Institute Sargodha (CRIS) are providing extensive assistance to growers to make the kinnow orchards healthy and diseases-free. Director CRIS…

University of California, Riverside

California lab seeks cure to deadly citrus disease

California citrus growers and packers and the University of California, Riverside on Thursday marked the opening of an $8 million lab dedicated to finding a solution to the tree-killing disease known as Huanglongbing that has ravaged groves in Florida, Brazil and China. Until now, scientists said they…

Ailimpo lemon crop estimate puts Spanish crop at 1,110,000 tons

The Ailimpo lemon crop estimate for the 2019/2020 season confirms the initial figures released in June (1,110,000 tons.) A global decrease of 15% is expected (-11% in the case…

Reasonable prices due to low availability of mandarins and clementines

The citrus campaign is already underway in Valencia with the first mandarins and early clementines. Production volumes are significantly lower than last year and prices, although higher, are already starting to feel the pressure exerted by large distributors. “We are finishing with the early Iwasaki mandarins,…

Orange prices remain stable in Spain, while mandarins become cheaper

According to the Lonja de Valencia, despite the fact that the citrus supply continues to increase, purchases at origin have remained at a good level, so orange prices have not…

Exports barely affected

"Warm winter reduces pomelo production volume in China"

"The pomelo production volume in China is shaped by several factors. One of these is the weather during the period when pomelo trees blossom. This year the pomelo trees were affected by warm winter weather during the blossom period and the overall production volume declined by 20%-30%. However, export is…

Federal money flowing to citrus farmers

Florida reaches halfway point in dispensing a $343 million federal citrus grant

Governor Ron DeSantis has stated that Florida has reached the halfway point in dispensing a $343 million federal grant it received for citrus farmers who sustained damage in…

Plan announced to plant a quarter million grapefruit trees in Florida

In recent years, the iconic Florida citrus industry has been faced with challenges from devastating citrus greening to major hurricanes pummeling the state’s fruit groves. Members of the industry are now doubling down on their commitment to ensure citrus and juiceproducts remain synonymous with the…

Argentinian Eureka lemons enter the Indian market

IG International will be importing fresh lemons from Argentina since the access to import has been granted. These lemons are exported by San Miguel. IG International will be…

Egyptian Navel season starts near the end of November

“We expect the Navel season to be even better than last year”

The Egyptians are well-known for their citrus. Lemon season is currently in full swing, but Navel season is also coming up in just under two months. Last year it was a great season for the Navels, one Egyptian exporter expects these fruits to do even better this year. Elkhtib is the export manager for Egyptian…

Analysis of Chinese market for imported South African oranges

This is the time of year when citrus products from the southern hemisphere sell well in the Chinese market. Oranges from South Africa are particularly popular at this time. Manager Wang of the Green Belt company shared his insights into the current market conditions and the future prospects. South African…

Lemon prices in China hit ten year low

The lemon harvest season in China has just started. The local lemon market is not ideal, as the new crop faces the competition from last year’s stock and supply from overseas.…

Andalusian citrus sector demands measures to prevent the entry of "Black spot" from South Africa

The citrus production in the 2019/2020 campaign has been estimated at 6.27 million tons; 17% below that of last year and 8% below the average of the last five campaigns. These…

Syria will export 100,000 tons of citrus to Crimea this season

Ibrahim Mayda, the director of the Local Production and Exports Authority, stated that Syria had signed contracts to export around 100,000 tons of citrus to Crimea, with the…

Florida: Governor DeSantis & citrus partners announce planting of 250,000 grapefruit trees

Florida’s Governor, Ron DeSantis, raised a glass of grapefruit juice toward the sky. On either side of him stood local citrus leaders and international corporate executives,…

UK government releases 600 etrogs for feast of Succot

An etrog crisis was averted over the last few days, thanks to co-ordination between the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Board of Deputies…

Citrus Products of Belize Ltd:

Drought brings strange citrus fruit

Nikita Usher, the Chief Administrator at Citrus Products of Belize Ltd (CPBL) who also chairs the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, certainly has had his hands full…

Cooking demonstrations to showcase mandarin brand at PMA

New York based importer and distributor Jac. Vandenberg is planning to showcase its Sunrays® mandarin brand in a unique way at this year's PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim. The company has designed its booth to host a live cooking demonstration by an Instagram influencer. "She will be featuring one recipe for…

Costa Rica to China

Chinese shipping company Cosco starts direct service from Moín to Shanghai

Chinese state-owned shipping and logistics services supplier company, Cosco (China Ocean Shipping Company), opened a new maritime service between Moin, and Shanghai, which…

Spain loses ground to South Africa and Turkey in global citrus trade

According to data from the Statistics Division of the United Nations (UN), in recent years Spain has been constantly losing ground to South Africa and Turkey in the global…

Zimbabwe to ratify bilateral trade agreement with UK

Zimbabwe is on the verge of ratifying a bilateral trade agreement with the UK, which it aims to use to secure favorable terms of trade ahead of the expected exit of Britain…

"New export season started this month"

China: "New season pomelos from Pinghe command good prices"

“The pomelo season in Fujian has kicked off in early September. It is estimated that the supply period will last through to the end of December. Due to the extreme weather, this year's production was reduced by about 10% compared with the previous season, but the quality is better and production is…

Consell and the EU start work agenda to defend Spanish citrus

Consell and the European Union met to discuss the threat posed by the unfair competition from South African citrus fruits and to start a work agenda in order to defend…

60,000 hectares of citrus and 40,000 producers at risk

Peru intensifies controls at the border with Ecuador to stop the HLB

The HLB or Yellow Dragon, an incurable disease that attacks citrus fruits, is currently one of the greatest dangers that loom over Peruvian citrus. According to Pedro Molina, head of the Senasa, if this disease spread in the country, it would affect about 60,000 hectares of crops and more than 40,000…

Road to rail strategy South Africa

Transnet’s export of citrus fruit

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) is once again responding to one of the fastest growing industries in South Africa, which is the export of citrus fruit. A new service was…

Drones to monitor Sicilian citrus groves

The first drones have been used in the Catania plain to monitor water stress in citrus groves as part of the "A.C.Q.U.A. – Agrumicoltura Consapevole della Qualità e Uso dell'Acqua" project promoted by Distretto Agrumi di Sicilia and the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (Dicar) of the…

New Verna lemon variety may make it possible to produce all year-round in Murcia

In the agricultural demonstration center of Purias, in the Spanish region of Murcia, research is being carried out to study the viability of the cultivation of a new variety of Verna lemon. The goal is to "provide growers in the Guadalentín Valley with information about the behavior of these clones…

Russia opens its market to Cuban tropical fruits and citrus

Cítricos Caribe SA and the Russian Company Mashpriborintorg signed, within the framework of the I Exhibition of Cuban products in Moscow, the first contract to export tropical…

Andalusia's 2018/19 citrus campaign ends on a bad note

The 2018/19 citrus campaign in the Spanish region of Andalusia has closed on a bad note, with average prices falling by 23% and a drop in the demand in the markets, according to the Campaign Report made by the Prices and Markets Observatory of the Council of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and…

Vidarbha region - India

Fungal infection sucks the juice out of Nagpur oranges

Nagpur oranges, which already had to combat water scarcity this summer, are now succumbing to a fungal infection brought on by excess rain. In the span of just a few months,…

The fruit juice market is growing

Over the past few years, the overall sales of fruit juice were penalized by a change in consumption trends, with consumers looking mainly for healthy products. When choosing food and beverages, Italians have been increasingly aware as regards sugar content.  "Identifying the radical changes in consumer behavior and…

Kumquats for effective weight loss

For those who are trying to lose weight: what works for you may not work for others. In that case, you must firstly try different things to see what is giving you required…

Stability in the purchase price of Spanish citrus

The data provided by the Lonja de Valencia on citrus prices in the province show that these remain stable in a market context with few operations. In general, purchases have declined due to the rainfall. Regarding oranges, Navelina prices have remained unchanged, oscillating between 0.18 and 0.26 Euro…

Peruvian citrus exports have increased by 3.59% in 2019

The Association of Citrus Producers of Peru (ProCitrus) published the country's citrus export figures for the first eight months of 2019. During this period, Peruvian citrus exports (tangerine, tangelo, orange, lemon, and grapefruit) totaled 171,772 tons, i.e. 3.59% (equivalent to 5,967 tons) more than…

Expected drop for Sicilian lemons and tangerines destined for the processing industry

Forecasts for the Sicilian citrus fruit campaign are not exactly positive. For years, the sector has been dealing with sudden climate change, dropping prices and a domestic market flooded with foreign productions." "With the exception of blonde oranges and grapefruits, which are in line with the previous…

Citrus growing with drip irrigation in Morocco

Citrus growing in Morocco has come a long way, with irrigation techniques evolving over time. Netafim released a video recently, showcasing how citrus growing uses drip irrigation.

6.27 million tons expected

Citrus production in Spain to fall by 17%

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has held a meeting with the citrus sector in Madrid to announce the production prospects for the campaign that started on September 1, as well as the data on citrus imports into the European Union and the declarations from the Common Agricultural Policy…

Kaki purchases in Spain made without contractually-fixed prices

At the beginning of the current kaki campaign, LA UNIÓ de Llauradors has observed a lack of purchase operations at origin. Moreover, the majority are being carried out without contractually-fixed prices, as already denounced to the Information and Food Control Agency (AICA). This institution, dependent…

Peruvian tangelo exports in 2019 worth US $14 million

According to data provided by the Agrodata Peru website, during the first eight months of this year, Peru has exported 17,557,305 kilos of tangelos for a FOB value of US…

Great saving in irrigation costs

Valencian citrus growers benefit from the rains

Although in other regions the rainfall has dealt hard blows to the agricultural sector, the storms that have been recorded in recent days in the province of Valencia have also…

Pakistan mango exports rebound to eight-year high

An industry official said on Monday that Pakistan’s mango exports have exceeded the 100,000 tons mark after eight years, but the volume still accounts for less than 7% of the…

Lime market correcting after spiked prices

The lime market is settling back down following a period of extremely strong pricing. “The lime market may have gotten too high too quick a few weeks ago,” says Steven Leal with S&J Distributing in Edinburg, Texas. “We had large numbers of fruit come in very high price points. It was summer fruit with…

Frozen concentrate orange juice exports from Brazil increase in July-August

The Brazilian exports of Frozen Concentrate Orange Juice (FCOJ) Equivalent have been increasing for two consecutive months. From July to August 2019, Brazil has shipped 199.6…

"We can put our name out to many retailers and potential customers"

The PMA Fresh Summit, which runs from October 17 - 19 this year in Anaheim, is such a large show that it provides many companies the opportunity to exhibit their produce and their brand to a broad scope of attendees. This is the case for SiCar Farms, the North American company that produces limes and…

Peru's mandarin exports total $33.5 million in 2019

According to data provided by Agrodata Peru, the Andean country exported 32,628,417 kilos of mandarins for an FOB value of $ 33,577,778 during the first eight months of 2019.…

Pomelo prices in Taiwan rise significantly

Taiwan-based Xinbei Fruit and Vegetable Company said the recent supply of Wendan pomelos for the local market is lower due to climate impact on the production areas in…

Pakistan committee will decide kinnow prices

On Monday, Deputy Commissioner Asia Gull constituted a committee comprising stakeholders to decide the rate of 40 kg kinnow for the year 2019-20. The committee was formed in a…

Citrus growers in southern Turkey target 10% export increase

Citrus producers in Turkey’s south are expecting a 10% increase in exports this year. Kemal Kaçmaz, president of the National Citrus Council, has stated that the cultivation season this year started two weeks late, but there is still hope since Turkey has come to a significant position in citrus…

Florida citrus producer adds new electronic fruit grader

IMG Citrus has added a 1.5 million dollar investment to their packinghouse processing line, an electronic fruit grader, the “Global Scan 7” manufactured by MAF Roda Industries in France. According to the company, the new sorter has the ability to capture 120 images per fruit and up to 120 fruit per…


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