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Italy must become a self-sufficient chestnut and marron producer

Italy imports around €100 million a year worth of chestnuts. Considering the type of soil and the predisposition towards this kind of product, increasing the domestic production is possible. What is more, it would boost the income of producers and safeguard hill and mountain areas that would otherwise be…

"They're pretty ugly... but taste good!"

Consumer demand for healthy and convenient snacks has been driving companies to innovate and come up with new products that satisfy both taste and nutrition. One of these new products is Good & Ugly Fruit and Nut Bites. As the name suggests, the snacks are made up entirely of various combinations of…

Bulgaria: Significant increase of walnut production in the last 10 years

In the period 2007 to mid-2017 the acreage planted with orchards in Bulgaria increased threefold to 678,207 acres. This is shown by the latest data on the structure of the…

Dirk-Jan van Dijk starts Palm Fruits

“With ‘3dates2go’ we can tap new sales channels”

On 1 January of this year, Dirk-Jan van Dijk started Palm Fruits. From Bergambacht, the Netherlands, he works as a subsidiary with one of the biggest date cooperatives in the world. “We’ll receive our first batch on Friday. We supply up to nine different date varieties, and the Medjoul date is still the…

New product line for Desert Fruit Namibia

Desert Fruit Namibia is one of only a limited number of date producers in the Southern Hemisphere. Currently, it has commenced harvesting Khalas, a new product line and staple…

Heavy load?

Top walnut producing countries worldwide

There are two major species of walnuts: the English walnut and the black walnut. The former is also known as the Persian walnut, since it originated in Persia. The latter traces its origin to North America. The English hybrid is grown on a commercial scale and numerous cultivars have been developed over…

Northern California

US: ‘Walnut King’ ready to break ground on Solano County produce stand

A 12,500-square-foot indoor produce stand will arise along O’Day Road, Solano County. “Permits are pulled, everything is bought and we are ready to go,” said Raj Kumar Sharma, who is known in Northern California as the ‘Walnut King’. The produce stand has been in the works since 2015, but has been delayed by a…

Big boost for Australian growers

Indian market access for Australian walnuts

Australian walnut exports were worth $22.68 million in 2017-18. Australian farmers will now be able to sell into the enormous Indian market following the signing of a market access agreement. Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said he was thrilled Australia’s walnut growers now had access to…

Turkey exported chestnuts to 32 countries

Turkey exported chestnuts to 32 countries last year and earned 43,3 million USD. According to the Aegean Exporters' Association, in 2017 Turkey exported 9 thousand 866 tons of chestnuts and…

“China’s chestnut exports to Europe have increased steadily”

"China is one of the world's largest producers of chestnuts. Every year, the total output of Chinese chestnuts is huge, and the overall quality is good. According to our observations, in recent years, the export volume of Chinese chestnuts has increased steadily, especially to the European market,”…

Visit to the MIN in Lomme

Manola, specialist in dried fruits and grocery products for professionals

Based at the MIN market in Lomme since 1996, the company Manola created by Diana Alldis, is specialized in dried fruits and high-end grocery products for professionals. Awarded first in the world in dried fruits by quality labels like Fel’Partenariat and Fel’Excellence, Manola offers a wide range of products, the 3…

Protecting horti sector from imported fruits and vegetables

Maharashtra state seeks central government’s aid

The Maharashtra government has urged the Centre to evolve a comprehensive policy to protect the interests of horticulturists facing tough competition from imported fruits and…

Exports worth $229 million in 2018

Ukraine increases import of fruits and berries

Ukraine in 2018 exported $229 million worth of fruits and berries, which is 17% more than a year earlier. According to the Ukrsadprom association, the main products in this group were walnuts, which were delivered for $117 million, frozen fruits and berries for $78 million, apples and pears worth $15…

New research sheds light on origins of North African date palm

Crete’s contribution to North African date palms

According to new research, North African date palms are a hybrid between cultivated date palms from the Middle East and a wild species of palm that grows on the island of…

Walnut oil from the Périgord gets its Registered Designation of Origin

A gourmet staple of the region, the walnut oil of the Périgord, officially obtained its Registered Designation of Origin, following an order published in the Official Journal…

Argentina sent 24,000 kg of dried plums to Dubai

Yesterday, a container with 2,400 ten-kilo boxes of dried plums without pit of the D'Agen variety, which is bound for the United Arab Emirates, departed from Mendoza to the port of Dubai. According to the ProMendoza Foundation, the shipment belongs to the Pietrelli Prunes company, which stocking its products in the…

Promising year ahead for Turkish hazelnut exporters

Ilyas Edip Sevinc, head of the Black Sea Hazelnut & Products Exporters' Union (KFMIB) said: "We expect to export more hazelnuts in 2019. The first signs in the orchards…

Kashmir: 1.9 million tons of fresh fruit & 2.2 million tons of dried fruits

Kashmir produced 1,956,331 tons of fresh fruits and 2,161,736 tons of dried fruits during the 2018-19 financial year, contributing ₹ 100 billion (€ 1.23 bln) to the state’s…

Creating new flavors with California prunes and chocolate in Japan

UK chocolatier Paul.a.young, recently visited Japan as part of his ambassador role with the California Prune Board. The California Prune Premium Chocolate Seminar was a tutorial for participants to learn recipes directly from Paul.a.young. Held on November 7, 2018 at the Tokyo Culinary and Confectionery Arts Academy…

Turkey: Record increase in chestnuts export

Turkey, known as the second largest producer of chestnuts in the world has increased its export by 80% in 2018. Abundant yields played a major role in the higher volume of…

“Growers who didn’t invest in flexible packing technology are in trouble”

Packaging requirements are changing all over the world, as companies try to ditch plastic as much as they can afford to. The new requirements and demands mean opportunities for companies like Milbor PMC, that sells machinery for automated packaging of blueberries, cherries, and walnuts manufactured by…

NDFC starts own production with Granola

Healthy snacks are booming

The Nuts and Dried Fruits Company (NDFC) was founded as a wholesaler and packer of nuts, dried fruit, seeds, pits and super foods in 2006. The company is developing strongly, and it’s mostly dedicated to the healthy snack segment. Five years ago, the company drew up a plan for growth. NDFC moved from Deurne to Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium, invested in more workers…

Algerian dates: companies rely on packaging

At the 4th International Dates Fair in Biskra, what all exhibitors could agree on was the importance of packaging in the presentation of Algerian dates on the international…

"The market supply of dried fruit is very stable"

Dried fruit, that is, the fruit that is dried after ripening. There are many dried fruits common to consumers, such as chestnuts, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, etc. Among them, nuts are most well known. Over the years, some products of dried fruit nuts in the Chinese market have relied to some extent…

Israeli chili farmers focus on the Habanero

The Israeli export company, Arava Export Growers, exports fresh Israeli produce worldwide. One of these is chilies. A couple of this company’s farmers have two hectares of their farm in the Arava Valley of habanero chili peppers growing in net houses. “We have been growing various kinds of hot peppers…

Turkey's hazelnut exports reaches 18 billion US dollars

Turkey: Record export of hazelnuts

Turkey, the world's largest hazelnut producer and exporter, has generated an export revenue of over 18 billion US dollars over the last 10 seasons. While the highest revenue…

China: Stable market for dried fruit and nuts

Consumers see a lot of different dried fruits and nuts during their daily shop, such as Chinese chestnuts, walnuts, almonds, and melon seeds. The Chinese nuts and seeds market has mainly depended on imports in recent years, in particular from Chile, Thailand, and Vietnam. Betel nuts Nuts "Market supply of dried fruits and nuts is extremely stable in comparison with fresh fruit…

Turkish exporter opens branch in Northern Germany

"Even Italians are looking for Turkish chestnuts"

At the Christmas markets in Germany, hot chestnuts have been a hit for many years. But so far in Germany there were hardly any specialized providers, focused on supplying customers with fresh consumer chestnuts. This year -just in time for the Christmas season-  Turkish company Ege Kaptan opened a branch office…

Crisis for the producers of organic prunes in Agen

Unlike their conventional colleagues, the producers of organic prunes in Agen are out of stocks: the French production is close to 2,000 tons a year, which is equivalent to…

Turkey: R&D Center for Apricots is on the way

Prof. Dr. Aysun Bay Karabulut, Rector of Turgut Ozal University in Malatya, known for its apricots, announced that a Research and Development Center specialized in this fruit will soon be launched. The center will operate in the university particularly focusing on the research and project development…

Large Oregon hazelnut crop provides marketing opportunities

It's been more than a month since the Oregon hazelnut season wrapped up for the year and growers are still gathering together final numbers. Early figures indicate that this year's crop was significantly bigger than last year's hazelnut haul, putting it close to the record set back in 2001. Growers say…

Peru: ProHass will promote avocados in China next year

The Association of Hass Avocado Producers and Exporters from Peru (ProHass) plans to carry out a promotional campaign in China next year. This was indicated by the manager of ProHass, Arturo…

Chilean shelled hazelnuts allowed to enter the Chinese market

Recently, Chile and China formally signed an agreement to allow Chilean shelled hazelnut entry to the Chinese market. It is reported that the Chinese representatives met with…

Emirates SkyCargo: Fifth anniversary of Ecuador freight operations

This December, Emirates SkyCargo is completing five years of freighter operations to the Ecuadorian capital Quito. The freight division of Emirates commenced its freighter operations to the Ecuadorian capital in December 2013 with a once-a-week service. Now, with the growth in demand, the frequency has been increased.…

Del Monte Fresh Produce comes up with a game for the season

Ringing in the Holiday season

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (“Del Monte”) announces its first-ever holiday game for the 2018 holiday season. Del Monte created the game as a fun-filled way to encourage everyone to eat healthy fruits in…

John Grootscholten, Daily Fresh Radish:

“Dutch radish market completely changed in two weeks”

While the last two months were bad on the radish market with a large supply and low prices, the market situation has completely changed in the past two weeks. “Radish grew rapidly everywhere in recent months because of the high temperatures and the large amount of sunshine in September and October. But…

Harry Deen, Denimpex:

“Chestnuts aren’t an easy import product”

As a flavour in an autumnal meat dish or as a roast snack at a Christmas market, chestnuts are inextricably connected with the autumn and the winter. Before they’re in shops…


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