A recent semi-annual USDA report showed that, in 2018/2019, the cultivation and export of, among others, South African easy-peelers, is expected to rise significantly. This report is based on preliminary figures. This increase is a result of the acreage that was being expanded and is now in full production. This trend is not only occurring in South Africa but, for example, in Chile, too. There, more late mandarin varieties are being planted. This fits in seamlessly with the increasing popularity of late citrus varieties that has been observed by Dutch traders as well. – freshplaza.com