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Sector | Fruit (melons)

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

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

"Demand for Turkish watermelons strong at the moment"


Over 10 hectares of early watermelons planted in the Khmelnytskyi region

Cold weather slows down the Moroccan watermelon and melon campaign

Domestic melon season sees a more historical start

Loli Rodríguez, from Unica Fresh:

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

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

Abnormal weather leads to drop in South Korean watermelon yield

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"

Eight farmworkers lose their lives in Florida bus crash

Watermelon plantings up possibly this season

Jacob Aktalan, MG Fruit:

"Strong demand for Moroccan Dumara watermelons"

Ukrainian farmers in the Kherson region expand watermelon cultivation areas

Joël Boyer, Boyer

“French melons will arrive late this year”

Jussi Alitalo, from Greenfood Ibérica: "Daily Greens is the sustainable alternative for European consumers"

"The big challenge was for the consumer to get a clear picture of the scale of the work we are doing"

Higher production for Greek watermelons compared to 2023

Gearing up for U.S. domestic melon season

Name change for the Charentais melon?

Rosselkhoznadzor has inspected 2,700 tons of watermelons from Iran in the Moscow region

The Berry Union forecasts a rise in watermelon prices in 2024 due to increased cultivation and logistics costs

Watermelon price forecast for 2024 in Russia

L'Orto di Eleonora

"We will commercialize over 100 tons of watermelons over the next few days"

Odessa regional growers increased area under vegetables by 6.5% in 2024

Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts 2023 Summary

U.S. utilized production for the 21 estimated noncitrus fruit crops totaled 16.2 million tons in 2023

World's Most Expensive Watermelon, Growing watermelon hanging hammock on the bed for sweet fruit

More supply of specialty melons coming

Sevki Özdemir of EK Service Ltd in Duisburg

Weather conditions significantly delay the start of this year's watermelon campaign

Carlo Porro, CEO Agricola Famosa:

“Under this heavy rain we in Brazil have succeeded to produce and export melons to Europe”

First quantities harvested in Italy for Consorzio Dolce Passione

The commercialization of midi watermelons has started

Pieter de Ruiter, 4Fruit Company:

"Broad European demand makes Spanish growers enthusiastic about Piel de Sapo and yellow melons"

COEXPHAL launches a campaign to boost watermelon consumption

Approval for cherry, melon, and grape imports from Kyrgyzstan to China

José Antonio Baños, president of Ejidomar:

"European retailers are making room on the shelves for Spanish watermelons, but cold weather has slowed the harvest down"

Anecoop expects to market 145,000 tons of watermelon this season

"Watermelon consumption has significantly decreased in the last two years"

Azerbaijan researches new watermelon and melon varieties

Melon planting forecasts presented at medFEL 2024

“The melon sector is at a turning point for Morocco and Spain”

UFSA Fresh Import-Export
Launch of the Spanish stone fruit and watermelon season at the Vienna Wholesale Market

"At the turn of the month, business is expected to pick up"

Paco Gómez, from Agroejido: "We will start exporting this week, or the next at the latest"

"Apparently, there are still overseas watermelon programs ongoing in Europe"

The company SP "PAEK" in Ukraine launches early watermelon planting

Farmers across Ukraine are expanding watermelon cultivation areas

Egyptian watermelon season kicking off:

"We have tripled our greenhouse acreage"

"Ancient varieties in melons have experienced a new enthusiasm from consumers"

Vancouver event coincides with the start of the 2024 U.S. watermelon shipping season

Antonio Agudo, manager of El Melonero:

"Melon consumption growing all year round, as quality of imports from Brazil and Senegal as good domestic production"

New requirements for Moroccan watermelon exports

Why are vegetarian meals on planes so bad?

Moroccan watermelon season affected by production restrictions

Patrick Brun, Anteus Fruits

“Our watermelons have all it takes to conquer the French market”

From crops in Sicily

First Dolce Passione watermelon will be ready in a month's time

"Enough is enough. The Spanish are abusing the fake RASSF alerts"

Courtney Archer - Melons Australia

"This wide-reaching approach to production allows for 12 months of the year production"

Kazakhstan's fruit and berry exports surged in 2023

Jean-Pascal Scardigli

Early French melons eagerly awaited by specialized retailers

Ikigai fruits enters the US market with luxury Japanese fruit

Watermelon prices remain high in Bangladesh despite ample supply

Heavier domestic watermelon plantings could extend season into September

OP Eco Farm: "If the product isn't good, the consumer will not buy it again"

Harvesting and selling melons only when they are ready for consumption

Melon producers from Almería are optimistic

“The honeydew melon industry is exploring new development models in Hainan”

Japanese luxury fruits now available in the US

Bangladesh mandates that watermelons are to be sold by piece, not by weight

Bertus Schipper, Zoutewelle:

"More melons, but prices still decent"

Spain continues to lead watermelon sales in the EU, but competition is growing

Melon demand starts picking up as temperatures get warmer

Initial investment of 5 million euros

An Israeli company will grow dwarf melons with edible rind in Spain

Watermelon sales plummet in Kashmir due to rumors

Produce supplier protects watermelon pouch patent

Jackals use urine to protect their favorite fruit from thieves


Melon claims top spot in Rio Grande do Norte export agenda

A reduction is expected in Almeria's melon and watermelon acreage

"We hope that Senegal's successful season is a harbinger of higher volumes and quality in Spain this year"

Loek Smets, P. Smets:

"Watermelons from Morocco and Mauritania a booming business during Ramadan"

Japan's muskmelons subject to stricter inspections in Taiwan

Eric Godard, Laparra

Well-balanced start to the Moroccan melon season

Allog Group has an optimistic outlook on Brazilian fruit exports in 2024

Volumes are higher than last seasons

The Senegalese watermelon campaign kicks-off

Rolf Weber (Global Producers):

"Galia, Cantaloupe, and mini watermelon prices should be stable in the coming weeks"

Possible earlier harvest for Greek watermelons