• Texas citrus trees showing green foliage after freeze devastation in February

    Texas citrus is fighting its way back after a February freeze destroyed it. But how much of a comeback is it making??The orchards are showing some green. It wasn’t long ago…

    Lemon trees showed less response to citrus greening disease pathogen than orange trees???

    Citrus greening disease was first discovered in Florida in 2005. Since then, production of oranges in the United States for processing has declined by 72 percent between the 2007-2008 growing season and the 2017-2018 growing season, primarily in Florida. The disease was discovered in California in 2012,…

    USDA Florida citrus forecast May

    Florida grapefruit production down 2%, orange production unchanged

    Florida all orange and non-Valencia production is unchanged from as is Valencia production. Grapefruit production is down 2 percent and tangerine and Tangelo is down 5 percent…

    San Miguel expects to increase citrus exports

    San Miguel plan to keep expanding their business programmes and increasing the exports to reach ever more consumers in different markets worldwide. With the campaign in full…

    Citrus mold tackled with air-purification technology

    IMG Citrus, a Florida grower and distributor of fresh oranges, grapefruits, tangerines and lemons, overcame bacteria issues by investing in Miatech’s air-purification technology. Last year, the company invested in Bio Turbo for its Vero Beach facility and shortly thereafter observed improvement in…

    Arance Speciale

    Oranges actually more refreshing in the summer

    "We were among the first to plant this late Tarocco Meli variety in the late 1990s. Our production areas are particularly suitable for citrus fruit cultivation, as they guarantee a pleasant crisp flavor while preserving organoleptic qualities even this time of year," explains Biagio Speciale, CRO at…

    The first shipments are destined for the United States

    Chile kicks off the clementine season

    Asoex's Citrus Committee reported that Chile made its first shipments of clementines in week 15 and that the country had shipped 573 tons by week 17. By the same week of the…

    New citrus varieties obtained by INRA Morocco

    A call for competition to grow the new citrus varieties obtained by INRA Morocco. According to Agrimaroc, several new hybrid rootstocks have been obtained by directed crossing…

    First Korean export of Jeju lemons to Hong Kong

    According to the Eastern Agricultural Technology Center of the Jeju Agricultural Research & Extension Services, it is exporting Jeju lemons to Hong Kong for the first time.…

    Tight market for Mexican limes

    Supplies of limes currently from Mexico are tight. “We had a significant amount of rain back in January so the weather conditions messed up the bloom,” says Alex Landin of Limonik Produce/Limones Monica based in McAllen, TX. “With the rain and the winds, the flowers were falling and those are limes we’re losing. If a tree was…

    Penn State and USDA research:

    CRISPR/Cas technology could enable early diagnosis of devastating citrus disease

    Penn State and U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists have used cutting-edge CRISPR/Cas technology to develop a diagnostic test that could enable early diagnosis of citrus greening, or Huanglongbing, a serious disease that threatens worldwide citrus production, which is valued at roughly $17 billion…

    We need to talk about citrus

    Growth coalitions that work?

    The stand-out performance of the citrus industry in SA is an export-led success story, which has generated hundreds of thousands of jobs along the value chain. Less well appreciated is the collaborative work that has made this success happen. Citrus exports overtook wine as South Africa’s largest agricultural export in 2010 and…

    Protecting Australia’s citrus industry against anthracnose

    Australia is a major citrus producer with lemons, oranges and mandarins grown in every mainland state. There is approximately 26,000 hectares of citrus production in…

    Citrus producers from Buenos Aires, Tucuman, and Catamarca are included in the tax extension

    The Government of Argentina incorporated the direct actors of the citrus production chain of the provinces of Buenos Aires, Tucuman, and Catamarca to the extension of the…

    Tunisian citrus production: 20% increase in 2021

    Citrus production in 2021 saw a 20% increase, to reach 440,000 tons, against 367,000 tons during the previous season. Development in exports of citrus fruit exceeded the…

    Analyzing consumer preferences for gene edits in the fruit industry

    University of Delaware researches gene editing solutions to combat citrus greening

    Citrus greening is still a disease that is fiercely attacking the U.S. citrus industry’s bottom line. Spread by the invasive Asian citrus psyllid insect, the disease now…

    Pakistan exports record 460,000 tons of oranges in 2020-21

    In Pakistan 2020-21, has exported record 460,000 tons of oranges, marking this as the highest ever volume during any season. The export season that ended in April 2021,…

    Francois Hugo – Pomona Fruit

    SA lemon growers “dodged a bullet” in early Russian market

    Pomona Fruit is a specialist in the Russian retail sector, loading stonefruit, topfruit, persimmons, butternuts and, of course, all categories of citrus. Photos supplied by Pomona Fruit “The soft citrus market will soon be at a crossroads with big volumes on the way. The first soft citrus from South…

    Argentina

    Citrus growers in Misiones hope to be able to export to the US and China

    The announcement of the reopening of the European market for Argentine citrus fruits has been good news for the entire sector. However, Carlos Satur, the president of the…

    Authorities in Seville have dismantled a group dedicated to robbing citrus fruits in the Vega del Guadalquivir

    The Civil Guard in Seville have dismantled a criminal group dedicated to robbing citrus fruits from agricultural operations in the Vega del Guadalquivir. The operation began…

    US, Canada, Russia, and Europe are main destinations

    Argentinean lemon season kicks off

    The Argentine lemon season has begun. Salix Fruits, a fresh fruit importer/exporter, says in the second wave of COVID-19 affecting the country and the region, the company’s first shipments weren’t faced with problems given it was better prepared to contend with the pandemic this year. "This new peak in…

    Marcel Verdellen: "When the bars open, skyhigh prices won't surprise me"

    A repeat of events on the lime market?

    There are currently very few limes on the European market. "Mexico usually sends a lot of product at this time of year. But that supply has almost halted now. There has been…

    Its price in Spain is more than 60% higher than the price of its main competitors in the market

    The Orri mandarin achieves record prices this season

    The Orri mandarin has achieved the highest price a mandarin has ever achieved in the Lonja Valenciana de Cítricos. Since the 2015-2016 season, when the farms started to be…

    Mexico

    Drought and forest fires destroy 1,000 hectares of lemon crops in Guerrero

    Lemon growers in the state of Guerrero face a challenging scenario this season. According to the president of the Lemon State Council, Jorge Luna Sanchez, producers have lost…

    Pink lemon varieties becoming increasingly popular

    California’s coastal lemon fruit operation is well on schedule. “We are currently at 52 percent harvested at our farms and by early June we should be at 85-90 percent harvested,” says Alex Teague of Limoneira. The company’s San Joaquin valley harvest has been completed as of last week. “Due to above…

    Rowan Vickery - FruitOne

    "Lemon markets now starting to feel a bit of pressure"

    The first new season lemons from FruitOne arrived on the Canadian market in the first week of April. The company has been shipping lemons to this market for more than fifteen years.“We plan to send around 25 containers of premium spec. lemons,” said Rowan Vickery from FruitOne. “Thereafter we will…

    Wage protest paralyzes lemon harvest in Tucumán

    A protest against wages paralyzes the lemon harvest in TucumanWorkers block routes and access to farms and packing plantsThe lemon campaign has been hampered in Tucuman, which…

    South African grapefruit growers flatten the curve through an early start

    There will be enough grapefruit for all markets during the six-month period that South Africa is the lone grapefruit supplier, and the internal quality conforms to market requirements, says Piet Smit, CEO of the Letsitele-based Komati Group. Packing grapefruit on Vergenoeg Farm (photos supplied by Komati…

    La Unió to request citrus import ban from Argentina if 5 or more interceptions are detected in a month

    La Unió de Llauradors stated that the European Commission had decided to allow imports of oranges and lemons from Argentina to the European Union since May 1, after the…

    Georgia citrus industry ripening

    One Georgia grower sees citrus as an emerging industry in Georgia with huge potential. Justin Corbett even compares it to another popular crop that’s dominated the state’s fruit landscape. “I think…

    2020/21 – what a year for the UK and international fresh produce sector

    What next for South Africa?

    2020/21 will be a period we won’t forget in a hurry in the international fresh produce sector or for that matter for any other part of our lives. In the UK, we have had to contend with the impact of Brexit, as well as that of COVID – 19, of course. Both have presented serious challenges to the structure of the fresh produce…

    Gold Nugget mandarins see inconsistent demand

    Supplies of California Gold Nugget mandarins are still plentiful. “The fruit is great quality this year. It’s eating really well and there’s nice sizing, too. It’s a good piece of fruit,” says Sandra Bertelli of Fruition Sales, home of Ripe to You citrus, in Reedley, CA, who notes that overall volume…

    Ailimpo proposes that the organic food industry replace citric acid (E-330) with organic lemon juice

    The Interprofessional Association of Lemon and Grapefruit of Spain (Ailimpo) presented a proposal to the European Union so that the organic food industry stops using citric…

    Tjeerd Hoekstra, Total Produce: "How the orange market will develop is the 'million-dollar question'."

    The South African citrus season starts very unpredictably

    In Europe, the overseas citrus market's start has been characterized by much uncertainty. "The prevailing global logistical chaos remains the largest unpredictable factor," says Tjeerd Hoekstra, Total Produce's commercial manager, in Rotterdam. "There's a shortage of containers in the correct place. That balance…

    Chilean mandarins could see smaller sizing this season

    Preparations are underway to ship Chilean clementines. “The early Chilean deal looks very good, with an increase in volume by five to 10 percent from the North. It looks like…

    Pakistan can increase foreign revenues by boosting citrus exports

    Last week, Pakistan’s kinnow industry saw neighboring Iran lifting restrictions on the import of Pakistani kinnow. Pakistan is one of the top citrus producers in the world.…

    Huanglongbing detected in Long Beach

    A deadly plant disease that has devastated citrus groves in parts of Florida, and Texas, in addition to residential trees in Southern California, was recently found in a tree…

    Limoré now available in the United Arab Emirates

    PGI lemons from Rocca Imperiale have landed in the United Arab Emirates thanks to the teamwork of producers from Rocca Imperiale and the Joinfruit PO in charge of commercializing the produce. "Currently, the Limoré brand is available in both premium supermarkets and restaurants in Dubai, but we are…

    Legal battle between Murcia producer and the king of Morocco over unlicensed Nadercott production

    On Thursday, an advocate general of the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled in favor of the King of Morocco in a dispute that pitted the royal family of Morocco…

    Mexico considers Quality Seal for lemons

    Due to the importance of differentiation in international markets, the Mexican lemon sector is studying the possibility of creating a national quality seal for its lemons.…

    Foreign distilleries interested in Sorrento lemons

    "We are right in the middle of the Sorrento lemon campaign and things are going well when it comes to volumes and quality. We are very pleased with how demand is going, which actually boomed on both a domestic and European level around Easter, maybe due to the various openings. What is more, foreign…

    Corsica: Thousands of tons of pomelos harvested

    Nearly 4,000 tons of pomelos are harvested each year in Corsica, and it is in April that the production reaches its peak. Most French pomelos are produced on the island. “A…

    Argentina

    Entre Rios produced 20% and 30% less oranges and mandarins in 2020 than in the previous year

    According to a report prepared by Concoridia's National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA), Entre Rios produced 22% fewer citrus than in the 2019 season. The region…

    Bill Weyland, NJ – VP Sales

    “Seven Seas South African import program has shown tremendous growth over the past 4 years”

    Tom Lange Co. has had roots in South Africa since 2001, when it invested in a citrus operation and its marketing company named Seven Seas. With an eye towards expansion, Tom Lange Co., eventually expanded its ownership of the Seven Seas marketing company to 100%. Seven Seas commitment to growers,…

    Bidding war for berry and citrus farms Vitalharvest Freehold Trust

    Macquarie's new bid intensifies race for Vitalharvest

    The bidding war for berry and citrus farms landlord Vitalharvest Freehold Trust is still intensifying, following Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management’s latest offer.…

    Analysis of the Spanish citrus campaign

    Lemons from the southern hemisphere entering Canada is leaving Spain out of the market

    With the mandarin harvest now over, the Spanish citrus season is moving forward with late oranges and Verna lemons. Although there has been a slight recovery in the demand for oranges, the impossibility of exporting lemons to Canada as of this week is a cause for concern. At the same time, the first…

    The Consortium partnered with Giro d'Italia 2021

    New Tarocco clones for Arancia Rossa di Sicilia Igp

    The Arancia Rossa di Sicilia Igp will be one of the sponsors of the Giro d'Italia this year. Giovanni Selvaggi, the president of the Consortium Arancia Rossa di Sicilia…

    Peruvian grapes and citrus fruits will gain access to the Argentinian market this year

    The Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri) has announced that Peruvian table grapes and citrus fruits will be allowed to be exported to the Argentinian…

    Dozens of Nulexport partners claim for the liquidation of the Clemenules campaign

    Nearly thirty members of Nulexport met at the cooperative's facilities yesterday to demand explanations from the management and the presidency of the entity about the delay in…

    "After the first results went public, the cooperatives sold all their stock"

    Castellon citrus growers find an effective and economical method against the cotonet

    The promising results of a treatment used by citrus producers against the cotonet in Plana de Castellon offer a ray of hope in the fight against one of the main threats for…

    Suez Canal blockage had its effect on the orange trade in Egypt

    Egyptian Valencia season extended until the end of May

    The Egyptian Valencia season is still ongoing. The disruption in the Suez Canal had its impact on the trade, with some exporters having 30% of the harvest still in stock. This means the season will be extended until the end of May, while trade has picked up again as the blockage was cleared. The blockage…

    Sierra Lara arrives in Rotterdam with 1,371 pallets of grapes, 270 pallets of pears, and 100 pallets of plums

    "South Africa using extra ships to meet shipping space shortage"

    Yesterday, Seatrade's Sierra Lara arrived at the Rotterdam Fruit Wharf (RFW) in the Netherlands. "This vessel was additionally deployed. It meets South African exporters' demand for shipping space. There's a shortage of empty reefer containers in Cape Town. Seatrade is a flexible shipping company. That was part…

    Camposol files for US$450 million IPO

    Camposol Holding, based in Lima, is a vertically integrated Peruvian supplier of global off-season produce. This Monday, it filed to raise up to $450 million in an initial…

    Peru opens its market to Argentine nuts and citrus

    Yesterday, Argentina and Peru closed the agreement that enables Argentina to export citrus fruits (sour orange, sweet orange, mandarin, grapefruit, and royal lemon), walnuts,…

    Increase in exports of Tunisian citrus fruit

    Since the beginning of the export season (October 1st, 2020), the exports of citrus fruit from Tunisia have increased by 57% to reach 15,246 tons, compared to 9,699 tons at…

    Jim Phillips, President & CEO of Sunkist Growers

    “We are well-positioned to meet growing demand for grapefruit”

    The harvest of Southern California grown Star Ruby grapefruit is off to an earlier start this year due to relatively warm weather in the growing region. “It's available from April through early July with peak availability right now,” says Christina Ward with Sunkist Growers. Following Star Ruby’s season,…

    Daltex successful in penetrating Japanese orange market

    Dr Samir El-Naggar, Chairperson of Daltex, has spoken on Egypt’s success at penetrating the Japanese orange market. He made clear that Daltex’s orange products could only enter that market came after competing with many companies, when it was able to apply the strict agricultural standards of Japan.…

    Iran lifts restrictions on Pakistani citrus imports

    Yesterday, Iran lifted the restrictions on the importation of Pakistani citrus. At the same time, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi started his two-day trip to the Islamic…

    Fruit grower/exporter joins in the celebration of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables

    The United Nations General Assembly designated 2021 as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables to raise awareness of the importance of consuming fruits and vegetables, which are essential for human nutrition, food security and health, and for the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable…

    Lemon prices skyrocket as more Indians try to build immunity

    Lemon prices are skyrocketing all over Andhra Pradesh as more people are consuming them for their vitamin C, hoping to build immunity against Covid-19. Unfortunately, the…

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    Proposed barge system for Durban is taking shape

    Reefer season will require cool heads

    As President Cyril Ramaphosa was visiting the port of Durban (a visit that heartened him, he said), Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) was discussing its reefer readiness for the upcoming season with industry stakeholders. Transnet expects a 10% overall increase in demand for reefers this season (15% in…

    The area devoted to organic citrus fruits in Andalusia increases by 10%

    According to the Summary of the 2019/20 organic citrus fruits campaign of the Observatory of Prices and Markets of the Junta de Andalucia, in 2019 the country had 16,691…

    Northern Mazandaran Province sees 60% rise in citrus exports

    Some 250,000 tons of citrus fruits were exported from the northern Mazandaran Province during the last Iranian year (March 2020-21). This is a 60% rise compared with the year…

    Belize Citrus task force appointed to revive and diversify citrus industry

    Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise, Jose Mai has nominated a high level Citrus Working Group that is tasked with preparing concrete recommendations to chart…

    Rene Schmidtlein (Fruits Schmidtlein) on the approaching season's end

    "Citrus market returned to normal after small Easter slump"

    The marketing window for citrus from the northern hemisphere is gradually drawing to a close. "The Spanish season will come to an end in the next two weeks, and the last Israeli orris will be arriving soon," says René Schmidtlein, joint managing director of the family-owned company of the same name at…

    Agralia makes its Agricooler solution available to Chilean farmers

    How to improve the accumulation of cold hours in cherry trees

    The winter cold is essential for perennials in cold areas, while deciduous plants avoid cold damage by going into winter dormancy. A certain amount of cold hours is necessary to put an end to this dormancy stage, so winters with warm days and not enough hours of cold lead to low fruit yields as a result…

    Arancia Rosaria

    Sicilian orange campaign continues with late varieties

    Another citrus fruit season comes to an end in Sicily and the time has come for late varieties. FreshPlaza talked about it with?Aurelio Pannitteri, owner of the Rosaria brand, who also discussed sustainability. Aurelio Pannitteri “The orange campaign is coming to an end with our prestigious varieties of…

    Andalusian citrus growers leave Intercitrus due to its lack of activity, ineffectiveness, and lethargy

    The Andalusian citrus growers, represented by Asaja-Andalusia, have decided to abandon the Intercitrus interprofessional due to its lack of activity, ineffectiveness, and…

    Producers have harvested nearly 85% of the orange in the Vega del Guadalquivir

    The agrarian organization Asaja Cordoba stated that nearly 85% of the oranges in Vega del Guadalquivir have been harvested so far. They also said the rate of sales had been…

    Peru’s mandarin exports on the rise

    Peru’s mandarin growers are working to build on their export momentum and open new markets.? “Negotiations are well advanced with India. The technical part is already finished,…

    Mark Tweddle - Jupiter Group

    "Fruit on our farm is extremely early and our lemon harvest was completed by week 12"

    In 2018, Jupiter Group, whose headquarters are based in the UK, purchased the South African fruit producer Bonaire, the acquisition brought with it 800+ hectares of citrus in the Limpopo region and a further 40+ hectares south in the Western Cape. The citrus orchards produce an abundance of lemons,…

    Citrus in Australia

    Sharing knowledge from farm trials

    A collection of Sunraysia and Riverina growers are currently exploring a number of techniques and trials on mature and young trees as part of the Afourer mandarin project. At the Nutrano Sunwest farm, manager Thomas Braybrook has established several trials including heavy pruning and high nutrition…

    AVA-ASAJA has defended source inspections and a single customs body in Brussels for years

    "The cotonet has had a catastrophic effect because of the incompetence of the different administrations"

    The Valencian Association of Farmers (AVA-ASAJA) reacted to yesterday's Senate debate on the fight against the South African cotonet. They denounced the absolute lack of…

    Minister Planas discarded the exceptional authorization to use methylchlorpyrifos in Spain against the cotonet

    The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, has ruled out the exceptional authorization to use the methylchlorpyrifos insecticide against the cotonet plague…

    "European market is looking very positive, especially for South African growers' early grapefruit."

    The harvest of grapefruit has started in the northern regions of South Africa. At Komati Fruit Group, selective harvesting started in week 13. "We have started with selective picking of the high-quality grapefruit to enter the early market. The fruit on the inside of the tree tends to color up quicker…

    Large crop of small Ojai Pixie mandarins halfway through season

    As April gets into Ojai Pixie month, there’s still a significant amount of the crop to move. “There are a lot of mandarins still left to harvest in California--of all kinds. Gold Nuggets, Pixies and I think there are quite a few Tangos left. It’s quite a big crop left to go,” says Emily Ayala of Friend's…

    According to initial estimates, 5,000 hectares in Plana Baixa were affected

    Castellon's citrus crops were affected by last weekend's hailstorm

    The hail that fell last Sunday in various towns in Plana Baixa has affected different crops in the Castellon region, especially citrus crops. According to La Unio de Llauradors, a first emergency assessment recorded significant damage, especially in Artana, la Vilavella, Nules, Moncofa, and la Vall d'Uixo.…

    High adaptation to Colima and Michoacán growing regions

    New lemon variety Lise developed

    The National Institute of Forestry, Agricultural, and Livestock Research (INIFAP) developed Lise, a Mexican lemon that has high yields, better characteristics, and high adaptation to the producing…

    Chilean citrus season projects volume increase to the U.S. market

    In its initial forecast for the 2021 season, the Chilean Citrus Committee of ASOEX estimates a six percent increase in citrus exports, encompassing navels, lemons and easy peelers (clementines and mandarins). With a total citrus forecast of 387,000 tons, Chile expects to ship roughly 85 percent of all…

    MSC supports South Africa’s citrus industry ahead of export season

    The Mediterranean Shipping Company has stepped in to support South Africa’s citrus industry ahead of the export season between May and October. Amid a global shortage of…

    April 2021

    2020-2021 final orange crop forecast update for São Paulo & West Southwest Minas Gerais

    The final 2020-2021 orange crop for the S?o Paulo and West-Southwest Minas Gerais citrus belt, published on April 12, 2021 by Fundecitrus – performed in cooperation with Markestrat, FEA-RP/USP and FCAV/Unesp2 – was 268.63 million boxes of 40.8 kg each (90 lb), which represents a decrease of 6.65% in…

    Mourad Ben Salem, Med’Essor:

    “We had difficulties selling the merchandise at reasonable prices”

    Med’Essor, which is based on the MIN of Rungis, is currently finishing the campaign of Maltese oranges from Tunisia and citrus fruit from Spain. The company is slowly beginning the Moroccan melon campaign. “We are currently between two seasons and we’re expecting the summer fruit. It is the end of the…

    "A year marked by day-to-day expectations of improvement"

    Taking stock of the 2020/21 orange campaign and looking forward to the next one

    "The 2020/21 Italian orange campaign started off under pressure and now seems to be ending worse. It was a year marked by daily expectations of a change of weather and increase in demand," said the company Martucci of Massafra (Taranto), specialized in marketing citrus fruits in Europe, which has…

    Peruvian Tahiti and Sutil lime exports increased by 33.5% in the first quarter of the year

    Peruvian lime exports have registered a notable increase in the first quarter of 2021. According to Fernando Cilloniz Benavides, the president of the Inform@cción consulting…

    Northern Territory Government:

    Citrus Canker eradication 2021

    Citrus canker, a significant bacterial disease of citrus plants that was detected in the Territory in April 2018, has now been eradicated thanks to the support of the local community and industry.…

    USDA

    April

    Florida all orange forecast maturity test results and fruit size

    The 2020-2021 Florida all orange forecast released today by the USDA Agricultural Statistics Board is down 3.80 million boxes to 51.7 million boxes. If realized, this will be 23 percent less than last season’s revised final production. The forecast consists of 22.7 million boxes of non-Valencia oranges…

    'Family Segments' series connects citrus, cooking and family

    Sunkist Growers recently debuted Family Segments, a new three-part series on YouTube. Hosted by chef influencers in Canada, the at-home cooking tutorials give viewers an intimate window into how families connect with one another over conversations, culture and citrus. The first YouTube segment, featuring…

    Midori

    Spain will be able to produce Shiranuhi oranges in two years

    Beauty resides within, as evidenced by Shiranui oranges. These 'ugly' Japanese oranges have become a hit in the United States, where they are marketed as Sumo Citrus in…

    Spanish lemon sector aims to further reduce carbon footprint

    Although Spain’s lemon industry is a net fixer of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and its carbon footprint is favorable, the industry could promote even greater CO2?fixation…

    IMG Citrus has acquired citrus grove in Charlotte County, Florida

    One of Florida’s largest growers and suppliers of citrus fruit has purchased the 2,500-acre Chiquita grove off Bermont Road, east of Punta Gorda. According to Brianna Palfi,…

    700 refrigerated containers arriving in South Africa

    Maersk Vallvik arriving in Durban, South Africa with over 700 refrigerated containers to support the upcoming citrus season and customers needs. Providing fresh fruit to various markets around the world. "Phasing into our AMEX (America – South Africa) service, Maersk Vallvik repositioned empty reefers from…

    Mandarin season off to a sweet start

    T&G Fresh has started the harvest of the first of this season’s satsuma mandarins with great weather conditions bringing an earlier harvest than usual for the fruit.T&G Fresh began harvesting the fruit late last week and is expecting between 12-14 million mandarins to be sold in New Zealand retail…

    Egyptian oranges have successfully entered Japan

    Yesterday, Egypt’s Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Mohamed El Quseir revealed that the first shipment of Egyptian oranges has reached Japanese shores. All…

    South African citrus will soon be on sale in the Philippines for the first time

    For the first time ever, South African citrus growers will be able to export their fruit to the Philippines. The Bureau of Plant Industry in the Philippines recently signed…

    European Commission

    DG agri dashboard - Citrus fruit

    Weighted average European oranges price at €74 per 100 kg in Feb 2021

    According to the latest Citrus Fruits Dashboard published by the European Commission, prices of oranges stood at €74 per 100 kilograms in February 2021, a €5 year-on-year increase. Citrus prices paid in other European Union producing countries, such as Italy (-10% compared to last month), Portugal (+1%) and…

    Peruvian mandarins are one step closer to entering India

    Peruvian mandarins are getting closer to entering the Indian market. Sergio del Castillo, the general manager of the Association of Citrus Producers of Peru (Procitrus), said…

    Analysis of the first half of Cajamar's 2020/21 citrus campaign

    "The general balance of the citrus campaign until February is positive"

    According to the analysis of the first half of the 2020/21 citrus campaign, the general balance of the campaign up to February is positive. The analysis was prepared by…

    Ailimpo

    Phytosanitary status of citrus fruits in the province of Malaga

    The Interprofessional Association of Lemon and Grapefruit (Ailimpo) analyzed the phytosanitary status of citrus fruits in the province of Malaga in its latest published…

    New pigmented orange varieties allow for year-round red orange promotions

    BioGold North America, a citrus variety development company, is now licensing growers to plant two new red orange varieties in California.BioGold North America is a part of the BioGold International family of companies, which has footprints in Australia, Spain, the Mediterranean Basin, South Africa,…

    Price of Wuxian tangerines is twice the price of Orri mandarins

    Chinese Wuxian tangerine season is open

    The Wuxian tangerine is a relatively recent variety. Farmers only began planting this variety a few years ago. The production volume is not that large, but the unique flavor of this tangerine as well as the staggered production season have quickly won over the Chinese market. The new retail season of…

    Florida citrus company adds 2,500-acre grove to portfolio

    IMG Citrus, a family-owned, vertically integrated citrus grower, packer, and shipper in Vero Beach, FL, announced the acquisition of a large citrus grove in Charlotte County. The 2,500-acre grove increases their control of citrus land management in Florida by 27%, bringing their total acreage in Florida…

    Originally from Japan

    Sumo orange is trending in US

    Fruit farming in Japan is still a labor-intensive process, which leads to high prices. However, there are now a number of native Japanese fruit varieties being grown overseas and the latest fruit to…

    Best Management Practices: Addressing the costs and benefits

    Agricultural best management practices (BMPs) are essential to protect Florida’s natural resources by mitigating agriculture’s potential negative impact on the environment.…

    'Too much sunshine in the Sunshine State'

    Tweaking sunshine for better citrus health and yield

    It may surprise you to learn that citrus trees can get too much sunshine in the Sunshine State. Manipulating the light environment around a plant can have several surprising…

    Florida Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services

    Florida Citrus Production by County 2019-2020

    Citrus Statistics report: Florida accounts for 42% of total US production

    The Florida Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services has released its Florida Citrus Statistics 2019-2020 report.United States citrus utilized production for the 2019-2020 season totaled 7.78 million tons, down 4 percent from the 2018-19 season. California accounted for 54 percent of total United States…

    Extending the harvest of late mandarin varieties will be key in the future

    Spanish mandarins close the season with price increases and orange sales remain stagnant

    The Spanish mandarin and clementine season is almost over, while oranges will remain available until the end of July. Mandarins are doing well at the end, while in general, oranges are hardly yielding any profit margins. The last Nadorcott and Orri mandarins are currently being sold, and although most of…

    Citrus Research Institute Sargodha experts:

    'Cooperation between Pakistan and China in citrus industry remains untapped'

    According to Pakistani scientists of Citrus Research Institute Sargodha (CRIS), the cooperation between Pakistan and China in the citrus industry remains untapped. The claim…

    Shine.cn / Ti Gong

    Fake 'Chu’s oranges'

    Five suspects held for selling repackaged oranges

    Shanghai police has reported that five suspects have been detained over allegations they were illegally selling oranges repackaged in boxes from a well-known brand. Fruit worth over 3 million yuan (US$456,000) had already been sold, which were advertised as "Chu’s oranges". Chu’s oranges are produced by…

    "Demand for tangerines grows as fruit juices become more popular"

    The Chinese market offers an increasing variety and a growing volume of oranges and tangerines as more and more countries obtain permission to export citrus fruit to China. Imported tangerines sell well. Andy, a spokesperson for Shanghai E-Fresh recently talked about current conditions in production…

    Sumo Citrus® really popular on Instagram

    Instagram seems to be deeply in love with the #sumoorange hashtag. For some, the orange, pomelo and mandarin hybrids even inspire poetry. To these, Sumo Citrus is "heaven in a…

    Ahmedabad, Gujarat

    Lemon prices are going up due to summer and Covid

    While lemons were already in high demand due to the pandemic, now, with the onset of summer, prices have shot up three-fold over the past 10 days. Market sources say most…

    Mexican lemon sector seeks to improve and expand reach

    According to Bernardo Bravo, president of the National Committee of the Mexican Lemon Product System, Mexican lemons are produced on more than 90,000 hectares distributed in the states of Michoacán, Colima, Oaxaca and Guerrero. ? Regarding the challenges facing this sector, Bravo points out that “global phytosanitary alerts regarding…

    Citrus campaign progresses slowly in Andalusia, but with good prices at origin

    The Andalusian citrus campaign progresses slowly, with a delay of "up to a month and a half compared to the previous year," says Manuel Altava, vice president of Asaja…

    Asoex Citrus Committee

    Chile is expected to increase its citrus exports by 6% in the 2021 season

    The Asoex Citrus Committee forecasts the volume of citrus exports will increase by 6% in the 2021 season. This means the country will export a total shipment volume of 387,000…

    Morocco ranks at third place among biggest exporters of mandarins

    According to the Association of Citrus Producers of South Africa (CGA), Morocco has become the third biggest exporter of mandarins globally. The report takes into…

    California citrus could see longer term pressures

    Following February’s freeze in Texas and Northern Mexico, California citrus is already seeing increased pressure on supplies. “We’re seeing some fall out from the Texas freeze. And we’ll continue to feel the impact of it well through the summer,” says Bianca Kaprielian of Fruit World in Reedley, CA,…

    Agricoop Bio

    An overview of the organic Syracuse Lemon PGI campaign

    "This year we exceeded the production quota of 1,500 tons in regard to the Limone di Siracusa IGP (Syracuse lemon PGI). Of this, 80% was supplied to domestic retail, 10% to wholesale markets and 10% was destined for export. Satisfactory results for volumes were achieved, but prices and demand declined…

    Argentina

    “Tucuman is the world's leading lemon producer; production can't depend on the rains"

    The appropriate supply of water is a key factor for the productive and commercial success in the production of fruits. The citrus industry in Tucuman should not depend only on…

    South Africa

    Transnet Port Terminals preparing for successful citrus season

    Transnet Port Terminals has issued a statement saying it is getting ready for another successful citrus season this year. This would follow a 16% year-on-year increase in the…

    ProVega produces nearly 50 million kilos of oranges and 7 million kilos of mandarins

    Three large companies join forces to create the largest citrus marketer in La Vega de Sevilla

    Three orange and mandarin producing companies from Sevilla (Productores del Campo cooperative (Alcafruit), from Alcala del Rio; the San Sebastian cooperative, from Lora del…

    "Chinese lemons are expensive and overseas market demand is smaller than usual"

    The export market for Chinese lemons has grown weaker since last September. The price was reasonable, but there was no market. The competitive market position of Chinese lemons declined. Mr. Zhang, Head of Sales at Jining Greenstream Fruit & Vegetables Co., Ltd., recently talked about the export market…

    190 tons of product, for 270 thousand orange juices

    PGI Sicilian Red Oranges are back in McDonald's Italian McCafés

    The partnership between McDonald's and Oranfrizer, which is part of the Unifrutti group, is confirmed for McCafés in all Italy with one of the best fruits that Sicily has to offer, the Arancia Rossa di Sicilia IGP (Red Orange of Sicily PGI). McDonald's will buy 190 tons of oranges that will be freshly…

    Mercedes Auris, CEO of Viveros Los Viñedos: "Great growth in the demand for mandarin plants"

    Peruvian company Vivero Los Viñedos reaches agreement with Eurosemillas to propagate the Tango mandarin

    The cultivation of Tango seedless mandarins continues to expand in Peru, where interest is growing in planting citrus fruits that will make it possible to export to the most demanding markets. Seeking the genetic improvement of citrus plants, the Peruvian company Vivero Los Vi?edos has closed commercial alliances…

    Largest growing region struck by labor shortage

    Australian mandarin prices likely to go up

    Where the Picky Packers Hostel in North Burnett, Queensland, would normally house hundreds of backpackers for the citrus harvest, this year it's almost empty. According to…

    Il Girasole

    Lower temperatures boost citrus fruit consumption

    The high temperatures in Sicily seem to be over as the temperatures are starting to drop. This will benefit citrus in more ways than one. "The return of the cold weather is good for the citrus market, for both the shelf life and, on the other hand, the upturn in consumption, especially of juices. This…

    Navel oranges from Hunan, China exported to Southeast Asia with zero tariff

    On March 22, 25.8 tons of fresh navel oranges produced in Baojing County, Xiangxi, were inspected and released by Xiangxi Customs under Changsha Customs. The products were…

    Due to dependence on Texas crops

    Canadians might soon be paying more for citrus

    As Canadians are relying heavily on Texas for citrus imports, particularly grapefruit, higher prices are probably underway as Texas is still pulling itself back together after…

    FruitOne gears up for record season of South African grapefruits, lemons and tangos

    "Biggest challenge for the South African citrus season lies in logistics"

    The Citrus Growers Association of South Africa released the 2021 citrus production estimate last week and are anticipating a record crop for the region. Favourable weather conditions in the northern production regions have resulted in a good citrus blossom and fruit set, but more importantly good rains…


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