Monthly Archives: April 2018

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Spring Sunshine mandarin could be the world’s tastiest

By | April 26th, 2018|Global Industry News|

The official presentation of the new mandarin Spring Sunhine, which is considered the latest variety in the market, and possibly the tastiest, took place in Valencia last Wednesday. The event exceeded the expectations of its organizers, the Association of Plant Variety Operators (Asovav) and The Enforcement Organization (TEO). So many people attended that it was necessary [...]

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Busy Valencia season in Florida

By | April 26th, 2018|Global Industry News|

The Valencia orange season in Florida is in full swing, with all packinghouses busy with product. This will continue for at least another month. Overall volume is down on last year, largely due to damage sustained from Hurricane Irma. "Every packinghouse in Florida is running Valencia oranges right now," observed Adam Roe of Noble Citrus. [...]

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Name change for deciduous fruit industry associations

By | April 16th, 2018|SA Industry News|

The two largest deciduous fruit industry associations, the South African Apple and Pear Producers’ Association (SAAPPA) and the South African Stone Fruit Producers’ Association (SASPA) will in future be known as Hortgro Pome and Hortgro Stone. Hortgro, the deciduous fruit umbrella-group, said in a statement that the name changes will streamline future services, industry identity [...]

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Citrus packed

By | April 16th, 2018|SA Industry News|

Week 14 and southern Africa has packed in excess of 2 million cartons – 2 192 977 to be exact (33 000 tons). The bulk has been lemons – with 1.7 million packed and 1.5 million shipped. Half of the packed lemons come from Hoedspruit. Soft citrus packed is at 300 000 cartons of which 2/3 rds have been [...]

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Citrus consumptions stats

By | April 16th, 2018|SA Industry News|

The Fruitrop edition 253 covered citrus statistics. Included is some detail on citrus consumption trends. Japan tops the consumption of soft citrus (at 5.7 Kg/capita), has slipped off top spot for grapefruit consumption (0.6), and is very low for oranges (0.8) and lemons (0.4). The EU tops orange (6.7) and lemon consumption (2.3). For oranges, [...]

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