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ClemenGold consistency

By | January 22nd, 2020|SA Industry News|

ClemenGold mandarins are available almost year-round, produced on farms geographically spread across South Africa from June to October and then from November to May from partner farms in Spain and Morocco. This lengthened availability and growing volumes have bolstered the global growth of the brand over the past few years. ClemenGold mandarins are currently supplied [...]

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Rain hasn’t caused grape disaster

By | January 22nd, 2020|SA Industry News|

Rain over the weekend in the Hex River Valley has brought packing to a standstill as growers assess damage and the need for post-rain spraying programmes, which have implications regarding withholding periods, so that packing will resume by Thursday or Friday this week – unless it rains again tomorrow, in which case packing can only [...]

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Possible Lepidoptera outbreak

By | January 22nd, 2020|SA Industry News|

Current weather patterns in Southern Africa may be conducive to the outbreak of certain insect pests such as Lepidoptera. Moist air from the tropics may bring another infestation of the fall armyworm into the Limpopo, North West, Free State and Northern Cape provinces. In addition, the current conditions in these provinces and KwaZulu-Natal are conducive [...]

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Global grape overview

By | January 22nd, 2020|Global Industry News|

OVERVIEW GLOBAL TABLE GRAPE MARKET The production in the southern hemisphere is in full swing. Prices in the wholesale market are good, as there is a smaller volume to trade. The season is coming to an end in Namibia, and South Africa has a smaller volume than last year. In addition, more of their trade [...]

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Orange juice from faucets

By | January 22nd, 2020|Global Industry News|

A long-running joke that orange juice flows like water in western Japan's Ehime Prefecture has come true, for a little while. Two faucets serving up the fruit juice have been set up at an orange festival that started in a department store in the city of Matsuyama on Saturday. The joke that orange juice comes [...]

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49% of Spain’s fruit and veg imports are from non-EU countries

By | January 10th, 2020|Global Industry News|

In the period between January and October 2019, the Spanish import of fresh fruits and vegetables from non-EU countries stood at 1.31 million tons worth 1,560 million euros. This represents 49% of the total volume imported and 65% of the value, according to the latest data from the Department of Customs and Special Taxes. Meanwhile, [...]

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Organic lemon grove surpasses 100 000 tree mark

By | January 10th, 2020|Global Industry News|

Citromax Group has announced that the company’s organic lemon groves have reached a substantial milestone, passing the 100,000-tree mark and approaching 110,000 organic lemon trees. Citromax’s organic lemon groves are located in the foothills of the Andes, in a unique sub-tropical climate that creates an optimal setting for the cultivation of premium organic lemons that [...]

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Much lower South African grape volume

By | January 10th, 2020|SA Industry News|

The situation on the grape market is unusual, to say the least. "There are significantly lower volumes than last year. Prices are at an excellent level, too," says Eddy Kreukniet of Exsa Europe. "Added to this, the entire fruit range is fairly limited and expensive throughout this trade sector. There is also not too much [...]

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Soft citrus plantings to overtake navel hectares in SA

By | December 13th, 2019|SA Industry News|

South African growers have added just under 25,000ha of citrus groves over the past decade. The South African citrus industry has grown so much during the past decade that even though navels have decreased as a percentage of the total citrus plantings, the amount of hectares under oranges has nonetheless increased. Oranges make up a [...]

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Frescitrus expects 30% drop in Spanish citrus production

By | December 13th, 2019|Global Industry News|

According to the Huelva-based agrarian society Frescitrus, the citrus production in the current campaign (2019/2020) will fall by between 25 and 30% compared to the previous season, when 16,235,000 kilos of oranges and 21,281,000 kilos of clementines were harvested. Alfonso Tomé, manager of the entity, said that “in the case of oranges, the total volume [...]

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