There has been a lot of talk about the (low) prices of peaches and nectarines over the past few days. After visiting a few wholesale markets and talking to some producers and cooperative directors, we can confirm that, while some produce is well paid, the rest is going through a crisis.
The European orange and lemon markets are not quite as strong as some overseas suppliers seem to believe, according a Dutch fruit and vegetable importer.
Early Cultivar, characterized by high resistance to plant diseases and adaptability to a low environmental impact cultivation
Premium brand SanLucar’s products are now featured in the renowned kitchen of Michelin Star-winning chef Rolf Straubinger. Premium brand SanLucar’s fruits and vegetables are now stars of the haute cuisine in Germany, thanks to a collaboration with the German restaurant Burg Staufeneck.
The balance of the first promotional activities for the kiwi Sweeki in MercaMadrid is very positive. Alessio Orlandi, general manager of ORIGINE GROUP, is satisfied: "We are planning activity promotions for other two weekends in the wholesale of the Spanish capital market.
Rubens® International Project is now growing up with the official entrance of DELTA AGRAR Group (Serbia, Bosnia Erzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia) who joined the other Licensees from Austria (Efko and Stift Schotten), Germany (Elbe Obst), Italy (VOG Terlan), Suisse (Iseppi) and UK (Avalon Produce Ltd) working together to enhance Rubens® apple all over the main International market.
The World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA) held its Annual General Meeting, as is tradition, on Friday morning 10 February at the Fruit Logistica in Berlin. Representatives of the key global apple and pear producing and exporting countries met to discuss the Southern Hemisphere production forecast, the final update of the Northern Hemishpere, welcomed new members and elected a new president and vice-president.
Zespri will allocate an additional 1,800 hectares of European SunGold licence over the next three years, doubling production of this proprietary kiwifruit variety in Europe. The first 1,200 hectares will be in Italy with the remaining 600 hectares still to be allocated.