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Sector | Fruit

South Carolina peach growers expect good crop

New varietals and growing practices are helping boost raspberry consumption

Putting the spotlight on California blueberry grower

“No major weather hazard to report in production basins”

European nectarine harvest

Demedts-Demey nursery resumes operations on Mother's Day

"The first Flemish cherries again received a warm welcome"

Paul van Groningen, Hudepa:

"Spanish stone fruit harvest varies significantly by region"

Huberhof - Önsbach
Producer Jörg Huber at the start of the strawberry and raspberry harvest

"Good market position for German autumn raspberries from mid-August"

Red Sea crisis benefits Egyptian table grape exporters

USDA awards $4 million to Pear Bureau Northwest to diversify export markets

Spring frost strikes Serbian blueberry plantations

Julie McLachlan with Jealous Fruits, British Columbia

“It’s not as much as we had hoped for, but we do have a cherry crop”

Montague announces the return of the yello apple

Strawberry season begins in Kashmir, but is not without challenges

Melon production is estimated at 110,000 tons and watermelon at 170,000 tons

Slight increase in melon and watermelon acreage in Murcia with good yields expected

Advancements in AI will benefit Chilean blueberry sector

Guarino Natural Garden (Italy)

Increasing demand for organic short supply chain products

University of California

New study estimates costs for growing coastal organic strawberries

Catalonia comes close to its stone fruit production potential with a 4% decrease compared to 2023

Blueberry council awarded $1.3 million from Regional Agricultural Promotion Program

Iris Gil Mena, Frutas Goostar

“The Spanish organic stone fruit season looks good and promising”

Mexico's berry production is expected to fall by 20% this year due to weather

Extremadura expects stone fruit harvest to reach 250,000 tons, 22% below potential

"Up to 30 percent fewer Belgian pears expected this coming season"

"Remaining pear stocks no reason for panic"

Cherry growers mostly interested in early, low chill varieties

Moldova allows Gagauz farmers to export fruits to the Russian market

JAZZ™ apples has signed as Netball Australia's newest Suncorp Super Netball League partner

Many players guarantee blueberry availability in the U.S.

Study identifies which quality descriptors of fresh blueberries will increase purchasing


Over 10 hectares of early watermelons planted in the Khmelnytskyi region

Small packaging meets market demand

“New Zealand apples arriving in China are mostly small sizes”

Northwest cherry harvest forecast brings hope

Portuguese and Spanish officials find 1,000 kilos of cocaine in shipments of melons and juice

"Demand for Turkish watermelons strong at the moment"

Fungicide residue in U.S. cherries leads to seizure in Taiwan

A device that sucks in and filters ethylene while releasing purified air

Showcasing a display stand that extends shelf life by 30%

Il Galletto Soc. Cons. Agricola

Exceptional demand for Victoria and Black Magic grapes

Apple industry collaborating on how to increase consumption of 2023-2024 crop

Putting the spotlight on agricultural labor policy

Antonio Caballero, manager of Frutas Torero:

"So far, the stone fruit campaign has been good in terms of production and trade"


“Post-harvest innovations boost the stone fruit market”

Only certain regions will feel impact past frosts

"No yield loss due to frost"

Kyrgyzstan's strawberry producers aim to achieve a $1 bln export target by 2030

Stone fruit growers recognize agricultural challenges on Israel's northern border

Hannes Tauber, Marketing Manager VOG-Home of Apples:

"The apple industry, a world beyond fruit and vegetables"

XXXI International Blueberry Seminar to focus on key industry aspects and producer challenges

Cold weather slows down the Moroccan watermelon and melon campaign

"Chilean stone fruit exports have reached record levels"

Pricing pressure on California’s cherry crop this season

California grape season may avoid another late start

Zimbabwe eyes the Chinese market for blueberry exports

Sebastian Ochoa:

“New blueberry plantation expansion in China is very huge”

Indian Congress candidate outlines priorities for agricultural sector

Fresh deciduous fruit annual - South Africa

SA exports of deciduous fruit in MY 2023/24 increased due to higher production


“As of May 1st, 2024, French cherry production is estimated to have increased by 12%”

DG agri dashboard: apples

EU calculated apples prices in April at €92 per 100 kgs

National Retail Report - specialty crops

Graduation and Memorial Day celebrations the main fresh produce promotions seen in U.S. stores

NZ fresh deciduous fruit semi-annual

Substantial drop in New Zealand’s apple planted area in 2023/2024

Loli Rodríguez, from Unica Fresh:

"Watermelon campaigns with such high prices at this time of year are very rare"

Domestic melon season sees a more historical start

Turkish blueberry planting areas have grown by 50%

Al Wroten, founder of Global Produce Sales

Watermelon farming as a multi-generational endeavor in Florida

Import cherries and apricots to Russian regions undergo inspection


Analysts look into impact of May frosts on blueberry and raspberry crops

Fruit growers and traders in Kashmir face losses due to plummeting rates

Lliyana Karaulanova - Diva Agro

"We grow many different varieties of cherries to extend our season"

Limited pricing and labour shortages

Challenging start to the sweet cherry season in Kherson, Ukraine

Kazakhstani farmers struggle to sell strawberry harvest amidst import surge

"A good growing pot is necessary for blueberry production"

Looking over the 2023-2024 U.S. apple season

The Valencian Community will harvest 54% more stone fruit than last season

New label to differentiate California grown, sweet blackberry

Nico Veldhoen, Staay Food Group:

"Good volumes of Spanish nectarines, but peaches and cherries are currently experiencing a dip"

Henk Vlaeminck, Van Dijk Foods:

"Desire for new products and good weather boosts demand for Spanish stone fruit"

Ukrainian strawberry prices surge amidst lower temperatures

Moldova takes up to a quarter of EU’s plum imports in 2023

Genetic blueberry varieties, adapted to different climates, made Peru a top exporter

Estonian strawberries will soon appear at Tallinn and Tartu markets

Tesco, Aldi, and Sainsburys top buyers of BAPL apples in April 2024

“Heavy rains so far, have made exporting table grapes from Brazil unfeasable in this first semester”

“Brazilian production and export of apples not affected by floods in Rio Grande do Sul”

Abnormal weather leads to drop in South Korean watermelon yield


"The area planted with licensed grape varieties far exceeds that of traditional grapes in Peru"

BAPL welcomes announcement of much-needed government funding for UK apple and pear growers

Stone fruits hit hard as well

Devastating frosts lead to significant blueberry losses in Ukraine

Dutch-Turkish collaboration in the soft fruit sector

Eric Tastayre, Apifood

“The plum market should be balanced this year”

Mónica Tierno, from Agrupación de Cooperativas del Jerte: "volumes will increase next week"

"There is more demand for cherries than supply at the moment"

Huelva's strawberry campaign enters its final stretch with higher prices

Mehri Ahmadova - Berry Blue

“70% of our production goes for export as it is quite a new product in Azerbaijan"

This year, Washington state will likely be the latest cherry production region in North America

Sicilian grapes - good start for Victoria and Black Magic

Michigan peach growers face economic strain from warm winter

José Aurelio García, manager of Explum:

"Plum production may drop by around 25% this year in Extremadura"

Kölla kicks off a promising 2024 cherry season in five European countries

Turkish cherry season anticipated to be much better than the last two years

Karl Haegeli Erben AG
Marco Haegeli from Zürcher Engrosmarkt:

"At the end of May, we will start with smooth-skinned Jolly melons, which are very popular in Switzerland"

Bostock Group sells conventional apple orchards to Scales Corporation

Hoping to bridge critical gaps in food safety protocols

Agilent technologies partners with ICAR-NRCG in India

Eight farmworkers lose their lives in Florida bus crash

Watermelon plantings up possibly this season

Frost devastated plum harvests in several regions of Ukraine

Peter van Haaften, Van Haaften Fruit:

"After a year with favorable top fruit prices, I hope growers won't become overconfident"

Peeling away a cause of food loss

“This range will enable us to be present on the market all year round”

Lovita presents its new processed products

Tony Derwael, of Bel'Export:

"Sales were delayed for too long, resulting in a saturated market"

The Jerte cherry season kicks off with the certification of the first Navalinda

Jacob Aktalan, MG Fruit:

"Strong demand for Moroccan Dumara watermelons"

Melinda has shipped 22 tons with the help of DCS Tramaco

Red Delicious apples shipped to India using controlled atmosphere

Luciano Fiszman with Gourmet Trading Company

“High demand for blueberries is driven by strong supply and great quality”

Fresh deciduous fruit semi-annual

Chilean table grape production and exports expected to total 630,000 tons in MY 2023/24

Eco-friendly strawberry harvest is in full swing in Tajikistan

Positive outlook for Caderechas Valley cherries

"Our cherries leave no one indifferent"

Euro 2024: no fruit for fans, sausages get pricey

Cherry season in Himachal Pradesh starts well, after a delay

Xinjiang's fruits make inaugural journey on express trucks to Kazakhstan

Parliamentary Secretary Badawey announces funding for Ontario Tender Fruit Growers to develop climate resilient fruit varieties

New research results for climate-resilient apples in Canada

Frost damages 100% of Lleida's mountain apple production

Fruit South Africa -

A shared South African industry-government vision makes for promising economics

Namibia's fruit sector seeks growth amid challenges

Blue dream – Ukraine sets historic blueberry export record

Seasonal sweet cherries: prices and offers in different regions of Russia

Spring frosts causing pollination problems for some of the Polish apple orchards

Ukrainian farmers in the Kherson region expand watermelon cultivation areas

Grape yield crisis in Tamil Nadu due to high temperatures

Table grape producers in South Africa and Namibia grow winning varieties

“There will be enough volumes of Polish blueberries this year, despite these frosts"

Stone fruit campaign kicks off in Lleida

"We have strengthened our sales team to give organic stone fruit a boost at the national level"