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Sector | Fruit (top)

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

Montague announces the return of the yello apple

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

"Remaining pear stocks no reason for panic"

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

Small packaging meets market demand

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

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

Putting the spotlight on agricultural labor policy

Hannes Tauber, Marketing Manager VOG-Home of Apples:

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

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

DG agri dashboard: apples

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

NZ fresh deciduous fruit semi-annual

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bostock Group sells conventional apple orchards to Scales Corporation

Euro 2024: no fruit for fans, sausages get pricey

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

Tony Derwael, of Bel'Export:

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

Melinda has shipped 22 tons with the help of DCS Tramaco

Red Delicious apples shipped to India using controlled atmosphere

Afghanistan explores new export markets for fresh produce

New research results for climate-resilient apples in Canada

Frost damages 100% of Lleida's mountain apple production

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

U.S. apple storage up by 34 percent compared to May 2023

Week 19 Fruit Wholesale Market Report

Durian prices continue their downward trend, while apples are now available in small-sized packaging

Australia sees start of envy apple season

Kurt Livingston - Fern Ridge Fresh

“Particularly the larger sizes have been popular as they are in high demand"

José Casas, from Frutas Ponti: "We expect a very good stone fruit campaign in Bajo Cinca"

"Packaging requirements are causing some uncertainty for stone fruit exports to France"

Large quantities of Greek apples could go unsold

The latest decision on the decade-long dispute between the Wild Pink and Pink Lady brands

Kissabel apples, a season of growth for the Southern Hemisphere

Early reports indicate British Columbia could produce larger apples this season


Apple utilized production in Oregon and Washington up 25 percent from 2022

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

Welcoming fresh crop apples and year-round offerings

USPA Fruit:

Frosts cause Ukrainian apple harvest to be about 10 to 20 percent lower than usual

Citrus and persimmon harvests might also suffer

Flooding will certainly affect fruit production in Rio Grande do Sul

“I have mixed feelings about the current apple prices"

Moldova's agricultural exports continue to enjoy duty exemptions to the UK

Five-year seasonal worker scheme welcomed by British apple and pear growers

Plummeting apple prices lead to halted packing operations in Kashmir

Sustainability at core of Italian club apple production strategies

"The situation forces us in Finland to find alternative origins for Spain and other southern producer countries"

Noncitrus Fruits and Nuts 2023 Summary

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

Kashmir fruit growers ask for more cold storages and pesticide monitoring

Pressure on Washington cherries this season

Meleco GmbH
Andreas Kreuzwieser from Meleco Ltd on growing and marketing Austrian organic apples

"We are now trying to build a buffer for the upcoming season"

Rain and widespread flooding leads to huge death toll in South of Brazil

Polish apple smuggling scheme uncovered by Belarusian customs

Kinnow growers in Punjab's Abohar switch to pear cultivation

Apple juice prices historically high as industry awaits indications on the new crop

WAPA Northern Hemisphere apple and pear stock figures for 1 April 2024 -

European pear stocks in April 16.3% higher compared to 2023

U.S. ambassador visits climate-controlled fruit storage facility in Tajikistan

To guarantee high quality despite the prolonged transit times

Italian apples shipped to India in controlled atmosphere containers

Unexpected snowfall impacts fruit production in Afghanistan

Turning to cultivation of mangoes, oranges, pineapples, apples, and grapes

Ugandan president calls for agricultural diversification

Peaches and nectarines are already cheaper than apples in Turkey

Randy Dijksman, Combilo:

"Healthy, stable pear market, but extreme price spike has not occurred"

Joint conservation project launched to help restore nature’s balance

Alliance Perlim Meylim

Perlim Dolce Vita apple wants to compete with summer fruit

Ukrainian apples conquer new grounds: the Iraqi market surge

Erratic weather impacts Kashmir fruit growers

Kashmir Valley organization wants to reign in owners of cold storages and controlled atmosphere stores

Nico Verhoef – Witzenberg Properties

South African pears are having a moment

Introducing the new Honeymoon apple

Simon Easton - Wairepo Holdings Ltd

"We need a few good seasons just to pull ourselves together financially"

Mark Vernooij, Urfruit:

"Good sales year for pears, 'value pack lines' a point of attention"

Kris Wouters: "We've never had frost this late before"

"In areas that had severe frost, the pears' cores have turned brown"

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

Greece and China aim to boost agricultural exports

Collecting apples for juice and pulp processing

Universal carton packaging for apples introduced in Himachal Pradesh


Impact of apple harvest decline on Brazil's imports

British apple and pear supermarket performance

“We’re delighted that most supermarkets are buying more British apples and pears"

"Turkey and Poland have stopped sending apple shipments earlier than usual"

Polish apple export to Asia had serious challenges

"Delays were our biggest concern this season"

Concerns at Bijl's Fruit. NFO reports millions in damage

"One must truly take into account that the new pear harvest may have spots"

Serbian apple growers are facing a challenging global market environment

North American Agribusiness Review

Strong strawberry availability expected during the rest of spring

Getting ready for Canadian Cherry Month

Amanda Lyon - Prevar

New Zealand's PiqaBoo® pears arrive in China

Frosts damaged part of Ukraine’s harvest of early apples and stone fruits

Cherries are top of mind this spring

Region's growers call for 100% import duty on imported apples

Program focuses on economic reconstruction of Jammu and Kashmir's horticulture industry

Eastern Europe

Apple and onion supply surged, while potato and carrot prices keep falling down

Karen Morrish - New Zealand Apples and Pears

“While conditions have been great, the season's expected success is also down to sheer hard work"

"We'll finish our apple season in the next week or two"

Organic apple, pear, and cherry availability growing to meet demand

Blue Whale prepares the 2024 plum campaign

“Our harvest potential is 5,000 tons”

26 and 27 June 2024 Óbidos, Portugal -

Interpera 2024 to focus on technical visits in Portugal

India-South Africa apple agreement impacts Kashmiri market

New South Wales, Australia

Quality-first strategy in Batlow orchard yields high profits

Fresh apple prices in Ukraine are high – will Ukraine turn to imports?

New apple variety makes its debut

"Apple prices are still not sufficient to cover all of the rising costs"

Dominiek Noppe, Vergro:

"Good prices, but the Netherlands has more pears in stock than one might think"

Washington apple movement gaining ground

Unusual flower fall in Kashmir's apple orchards due to recent weather fluctuations

The impact of climate change on fruit prices in South Korea

Aerobotics -

Taking pictures of fruit can lead to greater efficiency and more accurate data

DG agri dashboard: apples

France saw highest February monthly average apple prices at €1.36 per kg

"Current demand for organic apples is still strong, but we can't fulfil the demand"

Abate pears gaining popularity in organic category

Fresh apple exports from Xizang to Nepal

"Bryansk Orchard" in Russia to launch the largest fruit storage facility in April

Research funding boosts for UK apple growers through collaboration between B-hive and Adrian Scripps

The apple trade with Belarus restored: initial insights and expectations

Supermarket Sales Data – British apples

Tesco bought 4,191 tonnes of British apples in March 2024

Why are vegetarian meals on planes so bad?

Looking for a name for the new Washington State apple hybrid

Storm impact on Western Cape apple farms seems manageable

New Zealand apple and pear growers consult on industry levy

South Korean government works to ensure stable apple supply

First apple exports from Xizang autonomous region to Nepal

April apple holdings 33 percent more compared to April 2023

Peach and apple growers in Nova Scotia cautioulsy optimistic

Canadian authorities green light Arctic Gala

Congress leader highlights economic challenges faced by HP apple farmers

Xavier Laduron, Fairebel:

"At the barber's, you can't pay half of what you did last year, so why should it be any different with fruit?"

Marc Evrard, Belgian Fruit Valley:

"Distant destinations offer increased demand and growth potential for Belgian top fruit"

The lack of flowering could reduce Spain's Conference pear production by more than 50%

Florix tested in the field: videos and photos below

Flower thinning machine that can also be used for pome fruit trees

New Zealand-grown Envy en route to global markets

Despite cooler weather, Texas' fruit crop is looking good this year