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The Sicilian Tarocco season has just begun

The Sicilian producers' organization Ecofarm is steadily moving forward with its successful harvest of persimmons, while it has also begun with the first orange harvests. Maurizio Fiorenza, in 2020 "We are still continuing the persimmon campaign, until the beginning of December, and in the meantime, we have started…

Kern citrus growers ascribe smaller fruit and lower volume to summer heat

Kern citrus growers say some oranges have been coming in noticeably smaller in size and volume, enough to affect sales. Still, it's hard to know how the market will react and…

Perrina's varietal clementine innovation could be a solution in response to climate change

Perrina is a clementine variety whose breeder is the Calabrian agronomist Francesco Perri, citrus scientist specialist. The commercial diffusion of the variety, whose intellectual property remains of the breeder, will be managed exclusively by OP Armonia, while for the production of seedlings the only…

Citrus Australia submission addresses significant flaws in Fair Work Commission piece rate decision

Citrus Australia has addressed significant flaws in the recent Fair Work Commission decision to install a floor price for workers under the Horticulture Award through an…

How did a citrus store make Xeresa the second richest town in Spain in the eyes of the Tax Agency?

Xeresa has suddenly become the second richest town in Spain, at least according to the Tax Agency. According to data from the State Tax Administration Agency (AEAT), based on…

Antoine Guyot, Del Monte:

“Clementine sales should be more dynamic this week”

“Two weeks ago, we received our first shipments of clementines without leaves from Spain, and we started marketing the clementines with leaves at the end of last week,” explains Antoine Guyot of Del Monte France.  © Del Monte  Despite the volumes available and the very satisfactory quality early in the season already, sales have…

World record: 2,300 volts generated with 2,900 lemons

The record for the fruit-based battery generating the highest voltage has just been entered into the Guinness Book of Records. Saiful Islam, professor and researcher at the University of Bath in England, has used 2,923 lemons to obtain 2,307.8 volts, smashing the previous record of 1,521 volts from 2020…

NutryFarm secures new sales order to supply 100 containers of fresh durians from Thailand to China

NutryFarm International Limited has announced that Global Agricapital (Singapore) Pte Ltd (“GAS”), has secured a sales order from Shenzhen Runtai Silk Road Intelligent Retail…

'Winter citrus season is thriving'

SiCar Farms, lemon importers to the United States - reports their winter citrus season is thriving and supply is expected to be steady throughout the season. Luis Gudino, SiCar Farms CEO has laser focus on the business by cultivating company initiatives of innovation, energy efficiency, sustainability, social…

Southwest China ships fresh fruits to Singapore

A freight plane carrying citrus fruits left Chongqing Municipality in southwestern China on Friday for Singapore. The load includes 300 kg of fresh citrus fruits from…

Citrus fruit accounts for 47% of the irrigated acreage in the Region of Valencia

According to the latest survey of areas and annual crop production in the Valencian Community prepared by the Generalitat, corresponding to the year 2020, citrus fruits…

What's going on with Italian clementines?

As is well known, the clementine harvest in Italy is down about 50% this year. Usually in seasons of high production, the citrus remains moderately small, but when the harvest is halved, as is the case now, the citrus has a larger caliber. The truth is that the weather patterns of the last few weeks put…

Nadir Sahin (Sahin Karlsruhe) on the Turkish grape season:

"Peak season will end in about two weeks"

Turkish Sultana grapes are still available in abundance, but the campaign is nevertheless coming to an end. "Smaller quantities will be available until the end of the year, but the main season is expected to end in about two weeks," says Nadir Sahin, a buyer and seller of fruit and vegetables at the…

EastFruit

Exports of lemons from Uzbekistan down 37% in January-October 2021

The volume of lemon exports from Uzbekistan dropped 37% in January-October 2021 compared to the same months in 2020. It still turned out to be almost 6% higher than in the same period in 2019. Given the increased demand for lemons in the pandemic 2020, the volume of lemon exports in physical terms from…

The Generalitat Valenciana demands in Brussels greater sanitary measures for citrus imports from South Africa

The president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, traveled with the Minister of Agriculture, Mireia Mollà, and representatives of the agricultural and citrus sectors to…

Why has orange consumption decreased?

According to a study on the per capita consumption of fruits in Central Europe during the last 15 years, specifically in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and…

Uzbekistan obtains permission to export lemons to China

The General Administration Customs China (GACC) announced on the 24th of November that Uzbekistan obtained permission to export lemons to China. The lemons have to meet the…

17.5° Orange will be available via Xianfeng Fruit

17.5° Orange and Xianfeng Fruit recently announced the arrival of their new product on the Chinese market. Zhang Han, the CEO of Nongfu Spring; Liu Xiang, sales manager at Nongfu Spring; Han Shuren, founder of Xianfeng Fruit; and Wu Tao, CEO of the Xianfeng Fruit Product Center all attended the…

High Court of Murcia ruling

Citrus farmers ordered to remove crops from Mar Menor protection zone

The High Court of Justice in the Region of Murcia has ordered the removal of 4.9 hectares of citrus fruit trees near the Mar Menor, a coastal saltwater lagoon located…

Fevi Frutta

Strawberries and oranges seem to be shaking up the market

"In recent days, strawberries and oranges are leading the sales trend in the fruit and vegetable market. And little does it matter if, especially for strawberries, the temperatures or the period may not stimulate consumption. At the moment there is the opposite problem. Availability is limited for both…

Lower volumes, but larger sizes for late Turkish mandarin varieties

The late varieties of Turkish mandarins are expected to start shortly. Overall there have been lower volumes, but larger sizes for these late varieties. The Turkish currency isn’t doing too well, but one exporter states this has little effect on the price of the mandarins themselves. The mandarins are…

New HLB detection is likely farthest north in Florida

What is presumed to be the most northern HLB find in Florida was made the first week of November in a backyard Satsuma tree in Tallahassee. A homeowner sent photos of the…

Potential rules protecting workers from heat could negatively impact citrus production

Potential rules protecting indoor and outdoor workers from hazardous heat could have significant ramifications for US citrus growers. Could they result in a situation where…

Chef Daniel del Toro will act as ambassador for this fruit, of which Andalusia will produce 1,692,600 tons

Andalusia's Council of Agriculture and Asociafruit collaborate in promotional campaign for Andalusian oranges

The Council of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development of Andalusia has launched a campaign to promote the quality and benefits of Andalusian oranges. Just like last year, the initiative is being carried out in coordination with the Association of Producing and Exporting Fruit and Vegetable…

Ha Tinh province, Vietnam

More attention necessary to sustainably develop citrus trees

There are now 7,900 hectares in Ha Tinh province under orange trees concentrated in the four districts of Huong Khe, Vu Quang, Huong Son and Can Loc of which 5,600 hectares…

Next year the export volume is estimated at 50,000 tons

Laos obtains permission to export citrus fruits to China

According to media in Laos, Director Ni Yuefeng of the General Administration Customs China (GACC) and Phet Phomphiphak, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry in Laos, signed…

Brazilian orange juice producer Cutrale suspends exports to US

Brazilian orange juice producer Cutrale has suspended exports of orange juice concentrate from Brazil to the United States, as a new tax on exports has eroded its profits. The…

Texas loses no 1 grapefruit producer status due to February cold snap

Nine months following the historic February Freeze across Texas, the state's grapefruit industry is still dealing with the impacts. The winter outbreak that had swept into the…

Detlev Köster, Johann Köster Ltd & Co., on the orange season:

"Good start to the citrus season"

For Johann Köster Ltd & Co. KG from Lilienthal, the citrus fruit season has started well. Currently, the company sells oranges and clementines of the Tobsine brand, among others. "We get the  fruits from the Spanish region of Valencia. Currently, their quality is quite good. Demand is also very good, especially…

Laos will send first citrus shipment to China in 2022

Laos is expected to ship over 50,000 tons of citrus fruits to China, in a deal worth USD 50 million. The country plans to export this first shipment of 50,000+ tons of citrus…

Citrus World reports increased returns

Citrus World, Inc. reported its top pool for early- and mid-season oranges paid a combined $2.41 per pound solid (PPS) last season. The same combined pool for Valencia oranges…

"Trioza erytrae is one of the twenty worst pests that could enter Europe"

Pilar Mateo, an expert in the control of insects that transmit endemic diseases, one of the ten most prestigious scientists in Spain, and one of the hundred most prominent…

High Court suspends orange juice cartel damages claims

A Brazilian company accused of being involved in an illegal cartel will not have to face mass damages claims in the UK after the High Court in London ruled that it does not…

La Unió wants mandarins to be included in the EU-South Africa Agreement and start paying tariffs from September

This week, in its visit to Brussels, La Unió de Llauradors will demand that mandarins be included in the review of the Association Agreement between the EU and Southern Africa (South Africa). "There should be a tariff on mandarin's entry prices since September, as it's been verified that they distort the…

"The Spanish lemon season has moved up a month"

'The Spanish lemon season has moved up a month," says Peter Maes of Zeghers. This Belgian import company is big on lemons. ''The market is stable. It's just that the Spanish season is a month late. We have some catching up to do. I hope we can accomplish that, but it won't be easy. So, I have my doubts."…

Import duty exemptions in Uzbekistan affected citrus and banana prices

One month ago, the government of Uzbekistan decided to exempt the import of a range of fruits, including bananas, kiwis, citrus fruits, fresh apples, pears, quince and other…

Donnalia continues to gain appreciation among the operators of the supply chain

The large-scale retail is oriented towards quality

Despite the harsh off-season weather, Sicily continues to bring on its production. The company Di Pasquale of the brothers Angelo and Vincenzo, creators of the brand Donnalia, started the new season of the blond orange Navelina a few weeks ago. Vincenzo and Angelo Di Pasquale "The quality is not missing but…

NIFA invests $11 mln to prevent Citrus Greening Disease

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture from the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced an investment of nearly $11 million for research to combat Huanglongbing…

Ed Mourits, Bert Bosch, and Hans Tabak, Dutch Green:

"Late start to Cordero Spanish Navelina pays off"

A late start is not always considered a good thing. Not so at Dutch Green, in the Netherlands. This company revels in the late start to the Spanish Navelinas under the Cordero brand. "We're not one of those early starters. Last year we started on November 1. Now, we're two weeks later. We only commence…

Pakistan strives for increased kinnow exports to China

Pakistan expects to enhance orange exports to China this year. Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood pointed out that the mango season had…

Peruvian citrus and blueberries can now be exported to India

The official newspaper of the government of India has published the phytosanitary requirements for the importation of citrus fruits and blueberries of Peruvian descent, which…

Concerns about rising production costs and the situation of irrigation

Orange harvest begins in Cordoba with falling prices

The agricultural organization Asaja Cordoba reported the start of the activity at the Lonja de Cítricos (Citrus Market) after the start of the orange harvest. This campaign, there are great concerns regarding the increase in production costs and the alarming situation of irrigation, which is essential…

EU imports of non-EU citrus fruits until August fell by 8.9%

The latest report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (MAPA) on the reinforced monitoring of citrus imports by the EU shows that the Community imported 1.27…

"Not a revolution; an evolution"

Belgian wholesaler wants to use new Cibel logo to reach younger audiences

On Tuesday, Group A. De Witte presented the new Cibel citrus brand logo. That was in the European Center in Brussels, Belgium.F.l.t.r: Freddy De Rave, Evert Van Britsom, Achiel De Witte, Jurgen de Witte, Alexander Van Orshaegen, and William Willems ''The Cibel brand has been synonymous with quality…

ZADT chief executive officer Godfrey Chinoera:

‘Zimbabwe’s horticulture needs long-term funding'

Zimbabwean horticulture parties have called for long-term financing schemes to support the sector, which entails crops that need time before they start paying back.  Although Zimbabwe…

South Africa exports record volumes of oranges

According to Justin Chadwick of the Citrus Growers’ Association, South Africa has exported record volumes of navel oranges, The association’s CEO said that 27.2 million…

New organic specialty citrus micro-brand launches

Homegrown Organic Farms is pleased to introduce the Buck Brand organic specialty citrus micro-brand. The new brand will add to the growing list of specialty micro-brands, like the recently announced Mammoth Kiwi program, and will further differentiate them in the organic marketplace.   The Buck Brand program includes…

CGA: Black swan events caused this year’s 43 CBS and 15 (probably fewer) FCM interceptions

South Africa puts SPS citrus revisions to the European Commission

South Africa will today be discussing a set of revisions to their current phytosanitary systems with the European Commission standing committee on plant health after a year of anomalously high citrus black spot and false codling moth interceptions.South Africa’s citrus black spot management system has…

US Charge d’Affaires celebrates 15th anniversary of Morocco-US Free Trade Agreement

On November 16, David Greene, the Charge d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Morocco, commemorated the 15th anniversary of the US-Morocco FTA by visiting a Kantari Group citrus…

Lemon campaign around one month late in the Sele Plain

A one month delay in the start of the lemon campaign was registered in the Sele Plain (Salerno) this year. "The delay was mainly due to the high summer temperatures, but the continuation of such abnormal weather conditions led to a paradox - I had to deal with pathogens and insects, such as the citrus…

The EU Council will appeal the ruling of the TGUE that annuls part of the agreement with Morocco

Nothing will change for Moroccan exports to the EU, including for exports from Western Sahara

The EU Council has agreed to appeal the ruling that the General Court of the European Union (GCEU) made public on September 29, which annulled part of the agricultural…

Growers baffled by theft of 205 citrus trees from South Australian orchard

A citrus grower in South Australia's Riverland is baffled by the fact that 205 trees were stolen out of the ground from his property less than a week after he planted them.…

Organized by Ole' Supermarket, Chu’s Agriculture, and JWM Group

The 2021 new Chucheng orange season launch promotion event

Recently, at Ole' Supermarket's Shenye Shangcheng Store in Shenzhen, Ole' Supermarket, Chu’s Agriculture, and the JWM Group jointly held the 2021 New Chucheng Orange Fruit Season Launch Promotion Event. Chu Xin, marketing director of Yunnan Chu's Agriculture Co., Ltd., Shen Yinlong, the purchasing…

The new facilities will allow it to increase its production capacity by 30%

The Murcian cooperative Frutas y Cítricos de Mula opened its new BIO warehouse

The Murcian cooperative Frutas y Critircos de Mula (Frucimu) opened its new BIO warehouse on Sunday. In the opening ceremony, the cooperative paid homage to Tomas Buitrago…

Nagpur orange turns sour for Bangladesh traders

Orange growers in the region of Vidarbha are complaining of a poor harvest this year. They are not alone, however; even traders from Bangladesh, the biggest export market for…

Arancia Rossa di Sicilia brand registered with the International Trademark Register

Arancia Rossa di Sicilia Igp has gained one additional tool to protect the oranges from frauds and counterfeits as it registered with the International Trademark Register. Elena Albertini "We have decided to register the international trademark because those who, like us, exports high-quality Italian…

Mainly due to drought and lack of available irrigation water

Tunisian citrus harvest down 20%

The citrus harvest in Tunisia has dropped by 20% this season, to 345,000 tons against 440,000 tons during the past season. Among the main reasons for this decline are drought, as well as a lack of…

"No imported product can contain a product that isn't authorized in the EU"

Planas is optimistic about the review of the citrus agreement with South Africa and demands reciprocity

The Minister of Agriculture, Luis Planas, said he was optimistic about the revision of the European agreement for the importation of citrus from South Africa and called for…

World Citrus Organisation (WCO) presents annual Northern Hemisphere citrus forecast

The World Citrus Organisation (WCO) has released its annual Northern Hemisphere Citrus Forecast for the upcoming season (2021-22). The Forecast, which will be presented during the second edition of the Global Citrus Congress on 16-17 November, is based on data from Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Morocco,…

High demand for clementines from the Ionian area

Boom of orders from clementines from the Ionian area between Corigliano and Massafra (Taranto). "We are working at full speed, yet the 2021/2022 campaign has not peaked yet. In November, domestic and foreign markets increased their supplies, so much so that there is not enough produce available to meet…

Andalusian citrus prices fall as there's still citrus from the southern hemisphere in the market

According to the Observatory of Prices and Markets of the Junta de Andalucia's weekly Citrus Report corresponding to weeks 42 and 43, Andalusian citrus producers have been…

Mattina Fresh

Australian fresh produce company's growth plans after new citrus planting project

Australian fresh produce company, Mattina Fresh, is using the challenging international trade conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic to help consolidate and strengthen its standing in the domestic market. National Sales Director Thomas Panna says the company chose to stay away from export markets…

Craig Archibald – Carisbrooke Valley Citrus

KwaZulu-Natal citrus packhouse looks forward to adding avos

Carisbrooke Valley Citrus (CVC) in the Carisbrooke Valley, between Ixopo and Umzimkulu, KwaZulu-Natal, packs citrus for export from April to September (mostly through Capespan), as well as for the local market and retailers. This season also saw avocados being packed for the first time at CVC. Sixteen…

“Israeli citrus export volumes are expected to increase this year”

For the past month, an Israeli exporter has been hard at work with the start of their citrus season. Until April of 2022, they’ll be focusing on various citrus to export to Western Europe mostly, but also to countries in the Far East. Due to difficulties with weather in Texas, the hopes are demand will…

Morocco to increase citrus exports 15-20%

The Moroccan citrus season started on 25th September with the clementine harvest, the first citrus fruit arrived in the UK on the first week of October, with the first arrivals in Europe the following week. Agadir in the central south of Morocco is the first city to harvest and runs until the end of…

Dates topped the list

Saudi Arabia: Fruit production up 194% in six years

According to data from the Ministry of Commerce, Saudi Arabia’s production of fruits saw a jump of 194 percent in six years. It reached 2.7 million tons by the end of 2020,…

Good season for South African grapefruit exporters

South African grapefruit exporters can be quite content this year, with volumes packed for export -at 15.9 million cartons (17-kg equivalents)- almost up 16% on last year’s…

USDA

Down 11 percent from last season’s final production

2021-2022 Florida all orange forecast is carried forward from October at 47.0 million boxes

The 2021-2022 Florida all orange forecast released today by the USDA Agricultural Statistics Board is carried forward from October at 47.0 million boxes, down 11 percent from last season’s final production. The total includes 19.0 million boxes of non-Valencia oranges (early, midseason, and Navel…

But all things considered, it's been a good year so far

San Joaquin Valley citrus growers see smaller fruit and yields

Matt Fisher, a San Joaquin Valley citrus farmer with groves stretching from Orange Cove to south of Bakersfield: "It's been a very difficult summer. It's one of those seasons…

Spanish and Portuguese experts analyze the possibilities of preventing the entry of HLB

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Sustainable Development hosted the HLB international seminar within the framework of the LIFE Vida for Citrus Project.…

Christian Kaufmann, Naturkost Schramm Import-Export Ltd:

"Good start to the Spanish citrus campaign"

Naturkost Schramm Import-Export Ltd has been importing fresh organic fruit and vegetables from Spain, France, Morocco and southern Germany for over 30 years. Managing Director Christian Kaufmann told us that he sells his goods exclusively to specialist retailers and organic supermarkets. We spoke to him…

Dreamstime

EDEKA and WWF citrus project expanded

The agricultural project of EDEKA and WWF, aiming for more sustainable conventional citrus fruit cultivation is successful. So successful that it has now taken root in two…

Juan Pedro Beltrán, CEO of V.ROS, about the current situation of the Spanish citrus sector:

"European referees are giving goals away to the opponent, when we are the ones paying for the stadium and electricity"

The growing competition from third countries, the passivity of the European sanitary authorities, the reduction in the number of commercial partners, the increase in costs, and the lack of resources to combat pests are some of the main concerns of the Spanish citrus sector, which were analyzed by the CEO…

"Southeast Asian demand for Chinese lemons remains strong as ever"

Fresh lemons entered the Chinese market in the middle of September. The harvest season continues until the end of December. The product quality is better this year than in previous years, but the overall production volume declined by nearly 40%. Mr. Wang Guolong, the sales manager of Chongqing Huida Lemon…

Yellos launched; a new Florida grapefruit brand

IMG Citrus, a grower and marketer of Florida grapefruit, controls over 70% of Florida’s fresh grapefruit production. Today, IMG Citrus announced the launch of a new Florida grapefruit brand and specialty product, Yellos. Golden like the sun and known for adorning the very first citrus groves in the state…

Orange juice exports Mexico increasing

Mexico is the second leading exporter of orange juice after Brazil, Florida Department of Citrus economist Marisa Zansler reported recently. Mexico’s OJ exports increased…

Famous Lipu sugar oranges in China

Lipu promotes quality improvement and upgrading of the sugar orange industry

In January and February every year, sugar oranges in Lipu City, Guangxi, are sold to all over the country with their bright colors, which implies the sweet taste. In 2021, the planting area of sugar orange in Lipu reaches 302,000 mu, with an expected output of 620,000 tons and an output value of about…

European demand results in higher Persian lime pricing

Veracruz, Mexico is experiencing lower fruit count in Persian lime orchards, quality issues and increased demand from Europe all of which is resulting in higher pricing. While it’s natural that low fruit count in orchards will result in increased pricing, the demand from Europe is adding fuel to the fire…

NECOTDIM project

Researchers develop a new zero-residue ant insecticide to deal with the 'cotonet' plague

A group of researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) is working within the framework of the NECOTDIM project in the development of a new strategy to…

Ailimpo had requested this measure after reporting of 10 alarms in just two months

EU increases pesticide controls on Turkish lemons to 20%

Ailimpo warned recently about the rejection at EU borders of 10 batches of Turkish lemons due to the presence of pesticides in quantities exceeding the official EU limits.…

Following landmark judgment in PGMBM case

Brazilian orange juice magnate to face trial in London for operating illegal cartel

More than 1,500 Brazilian orange growers have been celebrating last Friday after law firm PGMBM secured a High Court judgment that will result in a multi-billionaire Brazilian orange juice magnate facing trial over his participation in an illegal cartel. José Luis Cutrale, and his son, José Luis Cutrale…

New Arancia di Ribera DOP season about to start

"The new season of Arancia di Ribera DOP will start around mid-November at Parlapiano. Things are looking very good as fruits are very sweet, uniform and appealing. In October, although the oranges weren't ripe yet, we had already registered a Brix level of up to 14° Brix," reports purchasing and…

Ortogel Spa

Sicily's citrus sector: "Common sense prevails over economic interests to reduce losses".

"The Sicilian citrus season is once again in the midst of difficulties. During the pandemic and the lockdown, quantities were low and this is also the case for the new season. Many new plantations have been affected by severe weather or other weather phenomena due to climate change. In Sicily, in…

Statement from San Miguel:

'Depth and Growth: This is how we close our 2021 citrus and avocado season'

San Miguel has issued a press release on their 2021 citrus and avocado season: "This year, we have doubled our Argentine lemon shipments to the United States and expanded our…

Pay decision could see Riverina citrus growers switch crops

Citrus growers from the Riverina region are worried the recent Fair Work Commission decision on piece rates will make their industry less competitive. Last week, the Fair Work…

T.J. Flowers - Lone Star Citrus Growers

“Texas is known for producing one of the sweetest grapefruit varieties"

Texas Rio Red grapefruit are a leading product of Lone Star Citrus Growers. Citrus fruits, such as grapefruits, have seen a boom in the past year due to the increased demand for vitamin C rich foods amongst consumers. Lone Star’s Vice President of Operations & Sales, T.J. Flowers reports, “Texas is known…

Brazilian OJ prices up amid tight supply of oranges

In September, the Mintec Benchmark price of Brazilian orange juice rose by 30% month-on-month, to USD 1,780 / MT. It then remained stable at this level throughout October. The…

Western province, Zambia

First-ever Western province orchard grows lemons, oranges, pecan nuts and satsumas

Benjamin du Preez is optimistic about the way his fruit trees are coming up at his farm in Sesheke, Western Province. Du Preez is nurturing the first-ever orchard, not just in…

California eyes good Navel orange eating season

This season’s crop of Navel oranges is flat compared to last year at this time. “The crop shows good eating quality and size structure. It’s looking to be a great-tasting citrus season,” says Christina Ward with Sunkist Growers based in Valencia, CA. Sunkist Growers has more than 2,000 grower members throughout…

Intercitrus

"The EU is losing credibility due to inaction over problems with Turkish citrus imports"

The Spanish Interprofessional Citrus Growing Organization (Intercitrus) claims the European Union is losing credibility due to its inaction in the face of food safety problems with Turkish citrus imports. From January to October 27, there were 181 notifications of Turkish citrus imports breaching…

Citrus harvest begins in North Iran

Farmers have begun harvesting citrus fruits from orchards in northern Iranian Mazandaran Province. The harvest season continues till early February. This year’s crops are of…

Alejandro Peiró, commercial director of Peiró Camaró:

"The start of this citrus season has been marked by historically low demand"

The Spanish citrus season, which kicked off in September with the first extra-early mandarins, is currently underway with more consistent quantities, although with lower volumes compared to this same time in the previous season. Although clementine sales are taking off slightly, there is still concern…

Orange production in the Algarve increased 15 to 20 percent during 2020/2021 campaign

The president of AlgarOrange, José Oliveira, told said that the last citrus fruit campaign also registered price drops “between 15 and 20 percent”, compared to the year of Covid-19 pandemic, which had benefited the sector due to an increase in demand and in the amount paid to the producer, reaching 70…

Georgia farmers experiment with new crops as the climate changes

Warmer winters are making it more difficult to grow the state’s traditional peaches and blueberries. Satsuma mandarin oranges are a new experimental crop for Georgia…

Intercitrus

"The Spanish citrus sector is on the ropes due to the loss of competitiveness over the supply of third countries"

The Spanish Citrus Interbranch organization formally and personally requested the general director of the Agrifood Industry of the Ministry of Agriculture, Jose Miguel Herrero, to hold an urgent meeting with the minister of the sector on September 16. The organization made the request personally to…

Coa Srl

Sicilian citrus campaign affected by climate disasters

"The Sicilian citrus season 2021/2022 will once again suffer from the climatic disasters that have ravaged the cities and agricultural lands in recent days."  "On behalf of Coa Srl, we join the grief of the victims' families. We also consider it appropriate that, following the tragedy that has struck our community,…

Cítricos El Romeral will start producing Demeter fruit as of spring 2022

"Malaga's mandarin production is actually going to increase"

An official estimate from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Spain for the Spanish citrus season that is now starting forecasts a drop in the production of around 5%, with mandarins and clementines as the segment that will experience the largest decline in absolute terms. In fact, in the…

Zimbabwe Horticultural Development Council investment forum

“There’s so much land available, so many opportunities for horticulture”

A common thread to the first investment forum arranged by the Horticultural Development Council was the importance of an enabling environment whose impact cannot be underestimated, noted moderator Waddilove Sansole, agricultural project manager in Southern Africa, as well as a lot of emphasis on the…

The chain will work throughout the campaign with nearly 70 local and regional producers

Carrefour begins the Spanish season of oranges, mandarins, lemons, and grapefruits

Carrefour is ahead of the market as already 100% of the citrus it offers is of Spanish origin. The company plans to market more than 110,000 tons of 100% Spanish citrus fruit during this campaign, thus intensifying its commitment to the Spanish countryside. In addition, 61% of the citrus will be…

Daniel Fontet, of Daniel Fontet S.A.:

"There is less clementine production on the trees, but partly for that reason there is also fruit of larger size"

After a campaign in which Spain's citrus production was finally 12.6% greater than that of 2019/20 (making it the fourth biggest harvest on record, according to statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food), the prospect for the citrus campaign that has already started is a reduction…

Willem Koole: "When people think of Spanish citrus, Frukar luckily comes to mind first"

"Good demand for large oranges and mandarins"

At Frukar in the Netherlands, the Spanish mandarin season burst forth in September. And the first Navelina oranges arrived on October 25. "Spain has had an excellent harvest across the board. That also means more and, thus, smaller fruit, which unbalances the market. The demand for large sizes - of which…

Fewer--but bigger--grapefruit expected from Texas this season

“Right now, the focus is on meeting our customers’ needs the best we can and helping our trees recover. This is a recovery season, and we’ll put out what we can.” So says April Flowers of Lone Star Citrus based in Mission, TX. “At LSCG, we have picked up a significant amount of additional acreage for…

Carlo Salerno, Sapros Ltd (wholesale market Karlsruhe) on the grapefruit season:

"We experienced a decrease in sales of about 30%"

In week 43, the grapefruit season began for Sapros Handels- und Vertriebs Ltd with the first goods from Turkey. The season will continue until about January/February 2022, Carlo Salerno from the Karlsruhe wholesale market told us. We spoke with Salerno about the start of the season as well as the current…

EU protectionism called ‘a black spot on South African citrus growth prospects’

Since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown the agricultural industry has been one of the few bright spots for South Africa, experiencing a real growth rate of 13.1% while the…

China's citrus industry will target the international market in the future

As one of the most important origins of citrus, China is rich in resources, has a wide variety, and a cultivation history of more than 4,000 years. According to statistics, about 35% of the world’s total citrus output is used for processing. At present, the citrus deep processing industry in China is…

Yannick Hoffmann, Fruchtimport Hoffmann:

"We will soon be able to market up to 2,000 cases per week of Blue Orange label clementines"

While in the past few weeks South African oranges dominated the German market, this week the first offers of Spanish goods have begun in many places, as Yannick Hoffmann from Fruchtimport Hoffmann said. "At the moment, we have still juice and table oranges from South Africa. However, they are still a bit…

EFSA acknowledges that South African citrus imports must undergo cold treatment

According to the transcript of the meetings that the Standing Committee on Vegetables, Animals, Food, and Feed (Plant Health sections) held on October 21 and 22, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recognized that South African citrus exports to the community market should be required to undergo…

Lower yields but earlier harvesting for the Rocca Imperiale Lemon PGI

Like any other citrus species, lemons are also experiencing a drop in production. "We expect a reduction of about 20% compared to last season, mainly due to late frosts in full bloom. We are not particularly worried, as this reduction in yield will be partly compensated for by the arrival of other…

Uruguay: Green light for sale of Caputto

The liquidation process of Citrícola Salteña (better known as Caputto) has not been easy. The company requested the bankruptcy in February 2019 and today its management is in…

Turkish mandarins still exported to Russia freely

Last week, there were reports that a ban on imports of Turkish mandarins to Russia was underway. However, the  Rospotrebnadzor website was not really clear enough, and there were…

Expanding quarantine area in San Benito and Rancho Viejo areas, Cameron County

Citrus canker quarantine areas added in Texas

Effective immediately, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is establishing three new quarantine areas and expanding two existing quarantine areas for…

Growing conditions result in lower PersiMon® volumes this year

PersiMon® growers in the Ribera del Xúquer valley near Valencia have been faced with volume challenges this year due to a field pest which has resulted in the damage of approximately 40% of this year’s PersiMon crop. It is expected that 80,000 tonnes will be marketed worldwide this season, a decrease…

China: The market for imported South African oranges began to drop after mid-October

Early on this year, when the South African orange season began, it was a trend that was constantly fluctuating at mid-to-high prices. Sales peaked during the Mid-Autumn…

"Our oranges and clementines are available in many European countries and Italian markets"

Demand for citrus fruit is high on both the Italian and international markets. "We are seeing a gradual increase in orders, but it is the European customers who are driving sales. The Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom are the countries with whom we have the most business. We…

Liotti

Lemon juice in captivating innovative packaging solutions

"Our core business is processing lemon by-products, which we mainly turn into juice. Our leading product is organic lemon juice available in various formats and with innovative packaging solutions. We are talking about plastic lemon-shaped containers reminiscent of the fresh fruit available in the 250 ml…

A proper land management must be worked on

Blood oranges grown in Sicily severely damaged by storms

"Our thoughts are with those who have suffered damages to their farms and homes, but we are particularly saddened by the loss of human lives. The exceptional bad weather conditions have hit the production area of Sicily’s Blood Oranges in full, causing damages that are not yet quantifiable to production…

Strong demand on slightly lower volumes of oranges in North America

While supplies generally are strong of oranges, overall the volumes look to be shorter this year in the U.S. “We’re working on our early season oranges right now--we have three varieties in the early season, which is October-December. We have Hamlin, Early Gold and Parson Brown,” says Doug Feek of DLF International…

High mandarin yield expected in Republic of Georgia

Georgia expects 70,000 tons of mandarin harvest of the Satsuma variety also known as Unshiu broadleaf in 2021. If this comes to pass, this harvest will be the largest in…

"We want to further increase the presence of oranges from the Guadalquivir Valley abroad"

Oranges will be the most produced citrus fruit this season in Spain. It is expected to account for 52.4% of the national harvest, totaling some 3,511,079 tons, according to the estimates from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA). For its part, the autonomous region of Andalusia…

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FreshPlaza November Global Focus - Citrus

FreshPlaza's November Global Focus is on citrus. It is always an interesting time in the citrus market so if you are an importer/exporter or supplier of citrus we would love to hear from you. You can contact us via info@freshplaza.com      MarketingWould you like to get some extra promotion for your produce and company? Would you…

Ava-Asaja

"Navelina oranges are being paid at €0.15/kg in the fields but producing them costs €0.30/kg"

Ava-Asaja has launched a new campaign to intensify the filing of complaints before the Food Information and Control Agency (AICA) so that this body of the Ministry of Agriculture investigates and, where appropriate, sanctions abusive practices in citrus-fruit sales contracts, especially of oranges…

Volumes 30 per cent lower compared to last year

Egyptian citrus season to kick off November 15th

A sprint towards Christmas is coming up for Egyptian citrus exporters. The Navel season is expected to start in a little over two weeks and clients will want their containers before the festive season. Volumes are significantly lower this season, but Egypt should be able to retain its number one position…

Valentina Sanna from La Costiera

Strong interest for Italian lemons on the domestic and foreign markets

"The winter lemon season has started with Interdonato, which constitutes the first winter blossoming and boasts the PGI mark. We also started commercializing Primofiore di Sicilia a few weeks ago to meet the increasing demand for Italian lemons. At the moment, however, ripening is slightly late compared…

Russia bans imports of mandarins from Turkey

Russia’s Rosselkhoznadzor has banned the supply of fresh mandarins from Turkey , noting the exceeding of permissible levels of the pesticide Chlorpyrifos in just one batch of…

New Zealand opens its doors to Peruvian citrus

Miguel Quevedo Valle, the head of the National Agrarian Health Service (Senasa), said that New Zealand would open its doors to fresh Peruvian citrus starting the second half of December. "The process is already 99% done. We are waiting for confirmation that there are no observations from the World Trade…

Rene Bouman, FMI:

"Lots of lemons and limes, and at low prices"

The lemon and lime markets are challenging. That is according to Rene Bouman of Fruit Market International (FMI) in the Netherlands. "The overseas lemon season started well. But large volumes were loaded from the start, so the market was soon under pressure. There were also many delays, so many of these…

Alfons Royo, manager of Royo Fruits

"Given the clementine supply, this campaign we'll be serving our most loyal customers"

The Spanish citrus season is having a slow start this year when it comes to sales due to the large supply of overseas fruit in the European markets. The situation could make a big turn from November onwards, due to the expected gap in the Clemenules production. At the same dates, the presence of the…

The entrepreneurs are seriously worried

The Sicilian citrus sector is struggling with bad weather and structural problems

"The Sicilian orange season will start around the first week of November, and this year it will be marked by the countless weather-related damages," said Aurelio Pannitteri, who speaks of "at least a 30% reduction in product." Aurelio Pannitteri "Despite the promises, in the aftermath of the flood of 18 October…


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