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Sector | Fruit (soft)

New varietals and growing practices are helping boost raspberry consumption

Putting the spotlight on California blueberry grower

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

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

Spring frost strikes Serbian blueberry plantations

Advancements in AI will benefit Chilean blueberry sector

Strawberry season begins in Kashmir, but is not without challenges

Guarino Natural Garden (Italy)

Increasing demand for organic short supply chain products

University of California

New study estimates costs for growing coastal organic strawberries

Blueberry council awarded $1.3 million from Regional Agricultural Promotion Program

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

Many players guarantee blueberry availability in the U.S.

Study identifies which quality descriptors of fresh blueberries will increase purchasing

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

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

Zimbabwe eyes the Chinese market for blueberry exports

Sebastian Ochoa:

“New blueberry plantation expansion in China is very huge”

Turkish blueberry planting areas have grown by 50%

Import cherries and apricots to Russian regions undergo inspection


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

Kazakhstani farmers struggle to sell strawberry harvest amidst import surge

"A good growing pot is necessary for blueberry production"

New label to differentiate California grown, sweet blackberry

Ukrainian strawberry prices surge amidst lower temperatures

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

Estonian strawberries will soon appear at Tallinn and Tartu markets

Stone fruits hit hard as well

Devastating frosts lead to significant blueberry losses in Ukraine

Dutch-Turkish collaboration in the soft fruit sector

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"

Luciano Fiszman with Gourmet Trading Company

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

Eco-friendly strawberry harvest is in full swing in Tajikistan

Afghanistan explores new export markets for fresh produce

Blue dream – Ukraine sets historic blueberry export record

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

The award-winning company has over 17,000 employees

With operations in Peru, Mexico and Morocco, Agrovision Corp. aims to achieve year-round blueberry supply

Herbert Widmann GmbH
Widmann launches new blueberry brand named 'Hey Berry'

"An attractive design contributes to instant recognition and attention"

Driscoll's Maroc is building a berry processing plant in Larache

Wimbledon spectators will find larger and more flavorful strawberries

Southern Region news release

Florida utilized avocado production for 2023 totaled 10,550 tons

30 years of Angus Soft Fruit

‘Run your business like you are going to run it for 100 years’

Optimism for Alabama's strawberry and peach crops

NASS releases numbers on New England berry, tree fruit and grape crop

Jan van Genderen, Royal Berry:

“Even though the weather’s becoming increasingly extreme, clients often want perfect products”

May 18 and 19

Celebrating all things strawberry at this year’s California Strawberry Festival

New line of Regenerative Organic Certified blueberries introduced

Serbia gains green light for blueberry exports to China

The good news: they are well worth the wait

British strawberry season delayed due to weather

Jan Engelen, Coöperatie Hoogstraten:

"After a slow spring, our 'Week of Hoogstraten' coincides nicely with the first major peak in volumes"

Strong California strawberry supplies throughout the coming months

Peru's strawberry exports fell by 66% in March

The exclusive Japanese OKU Berry strawberry arrives in Spain

Proprietary jumbo and pink blueberry varieties unveiled

Would you like to participate in the Mediterranean Berry Producers' annual meeting?

"The International Berry Seminar in Tangier will empower a growing industry"

With the onset of summer, there's much activity at Marc Geerts' strawberry vending machines

"Sales through strawberry vending machines is a growing market"

Camposol seeks to expand its portfolio with new blueberry variety

Foliar nematodes in strawberry crops in Australia

Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts 2023 Summary

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

Luis Contreras, Special Fruit:

"Significant quality variations depress blueberry prices"

Frost damage in organic cherries remains limited

"Next week, we can deliver our first large volumes of organic strawberries"

The harvest of early strawberry varieties has begun in Odesa Region, Ukraine

Improving genetic diversity and survival rates under adverse conditions

Europeans are working on berry cultivation advancements

California moving a big crop of large strawberries for Mother’s Day

Jean-Bernard Cherblanc, Sicoly

“Democratizing the consumption of red fruit thanks to a counter-seasonal offer”

Clarence Mwale – KUMINDA

KUMINDA first to introduce Fruit Vision blueberries to Zimbabwe

Harm Valckx, Berry Packing Services:

"In the Netherlands, the impact of frost damage on blueberries appears to be limited"

Oregon saw a 17.5% Y-o-Y increase in cranberry harvest in 2023

Nico Treurnicht & Cornel Oosthuizen – Ergopak

South African scale technology finds foothold in European and Moroccan packhouses

Egyptian blueberry prices down 50% on last season

Florida's blueberry season sees lots of UF/IFAS varieties

Successful yet difficult blueberry season in Morocco

Ben Goodchild - Nationwide produce

"We are now seeing very good volumes arriving but quality is also very mixed"

Arkansas Fruit Breeding Program

Research brings new blackberry variety to Arkansas

Cranberry supplements enhance athletic performance in Canada

Applications open for blueberry leadership program

Yunnan's Zhiguan blueberries make their debut in Japan

Great opportunities for pineapples, papayas, avocados, blueberries, and more

FTA between Ecuador and China enters into force on May 1

First domestic strawberries should be available in time for Mother's Day

Finland's agri season delayed cold, wet start to the year

Ilan Liwski, Phytech:

“We cover more than 100,000 hectares worldwide with our sensors”

Proposed by Zetapack

A new weigher for blueberries and cherry tomatoes


Impact of unseasonal rains on strawberry harvest in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Individuals and corporates can now share in Peru’s 'blue gold' success

Berries Paradise ready to deploy growth strategy in Mexico

EastFruit reports on frost impact on berry crops in Poland, Serbia, Ukraine

Ample blueberry supply pressures pricing

Predatory mites should help Australian strawberry industry

Since 2019, Peru has been the top global blueberry exporter

Strawberry cultivation boosts in Konya and Batman, Turkey

The conquest of the Rio Grande Valley in Peru with pomegranates and blueberries

Early start to the strawberry season at Landgard and Pfalzmarkt

"The weather in spring was optimal for the growth of strawberries"

Enabling the export of Greek products such as cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, and more

Greece and China aim to boost agricultural exports

Regional shifts and peaks ahead on berry supplies

Hungarian strawberries experience minor frost damage and a delay in maturation

Frost affects fruit growers in many parts of Europe


U.S. farmers received about half of what consumers paid for fresh strawberries from 2020–23

North American Agribusiness Review

Strong strawberry availability expected during the rest of spring

California's strawberry supply increasing

Granfrutta Zani

Good period for strawberries, decent prices and no overproduction

Italy: "Strong demand for strawberries but yields dropped by up to 50% compared to a year ago"

Hans Liekens, Sekoya:

"France and Belgium still uncharted territory for Sekoya berries"

Cherries are top of mind this spring

Balanced market for strawberries, without production peaks and with higher prices than usual:

"Downward trend in raspberry cultivation continues due to low profitability"

The Marimbella® variety from NSG achieves its best productivity results in Huelva

The Spanish company Grupo Clasol bets on berry production in Romania

"Romania becomes a strategic origin, as it will cover an interesting window in the summer"

Mini-symposium on Blueberries

Fruit growers in Manitoba hopeful after a favorable winter

Chris Rose - Asplins Producer Organisation

"If we get some sunny weather the fruit will really come on"

Yunnan blueberries are currently in their final season, with premium products becoming increasingly scarce, leading to a sluggish market

Pesticide levels in imported produce are a concern in the U.S.

An early strawberry season in Boaz, Kentucky

First commercial quantities of UK strawberries set to hit supermarket shelves

In 2024, strawberry imports from China surged in Primorsky Krai, Russia

Variety testing is essential for South African blueberry growth

Strawberry cultivation system promotes additional sunlight exposure

Social media hyped about blueberry price surges at Australian supermarkets

Strawberry season starts early in Arkansas

New South Wales

Nambucca Valley Council strives to limit intensive blueberry farming

Nijs and Teun van Zuilen, BerryBrothers:

"We're increasingly being seen as a year-round soft fruit supplier"

Chilean blueberry season analysis and future expectations

'Decreased blueberry production from Peru creates more market space for Chile'

Benoit Demedts, Demedts - De Mey:

"Starting next week, we expect to be able to supply the first volumes"

ANEVO Trading GmbH
Anneliese Vollweiler, Anevo Trading Ltd:

"Early harvest kickoff for Serbian plums"

Celebrating mothers with new strawberry campaign

Fresh Del Monte to invest in soft fruit production in Southern Italy

Exploring the potential of honeyberries in the UK

OP Zuccarella (Italy):

"We have been securing strawberries in supermarkets since early November"

Why are vegetarian meals on planes so bad?

Good production on Mexican blackberries despite weather events

Interfresa seeks official recognition of World Berry Day

Vanessa Bersuat, Biogaronne

“Everyone wants strawberries”

Exports up 100 times since 2018/19

Egypt’s strawberry boom in Kazakhstan