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China’s apple crop bears brunt of intense heat

China’s apple crop bears brunt of intense heat
China’s 2022/23 apple crop is forecast down by over 10% to 41.0 million tons, as high temperatures during bloom reduced fruit set in the top producing provinces of Shaanxi and Shandong.
Mon 19/12/2022 by Richard Wilkinson

New Zealand looking forward to brighter 2022/23 apple campaign

New Zealand looking forward to brighter 2022/23 apple campaign
The outlook for the 2022/23 apple season in New Zealand is much more optimistic than the previous one, thanks to the opening of international borders following COVID-19 restrictions. While the […]
Thu 24/11/2022 by Richard Wilkinson

Florida’s citrus crop shrinks dramatically

Florida’s citrus crop shrinks dramatically
Florida is expected to see a sharp drop in its citrus volumes this season. A USDA October 12 crop forecast projects that Florida’s total orange output this year will be […]
Wed 02/11/2022 by Richard Wilkinson
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New Zealand’s crops hit by frosts

New Zealand’s crops hit by frosts
Fruit growers across the central North Island are facing heavy losses after frosts wiped out crops, according to a Radio New Zealand report. Owner Darien McFadden said a minus four […]
Tue 25/10/2022 by Richard Wilkinson

Spanish persimmon production falls by 52% in 4 years

Spanish persimmon production falls by 52% in 4 years
The extreme weather in 2022 has hit Spain’s main persimmon growing region, Ribera del Xúquer. During the first stretch of spring, high temperatures and persistent rains caused problems with flowering […]
Tue 25/10/2022 by Richard Wilkinson

Spain’s table grape season hit by logistics crisis

Spain’s table grape season hit by <strong>logistics crisis</strong>
Spain’s grape sector has experienced spiralling production costs, with the logistics crisis driving up prices. Transport has become much more difficult and expensive, in part due to the war in Ukraine. This season’s expected harvest of 200,000 tons will start at the end of June, one week later than last year. Spain exports approximately 60% of its total table grape output.
Sun 23/10/2022 by Gloria Zorrilla

Prospects for Zespri production in Iberian Peninsula

Prospects for Zespri production in Iberian Peninsula
In Europe, Zespri is now considering extending its kiwi production to Spain and Portugal. Speaking to Efeagro at the Fruit Attraction fair in Madrid in October, marketing director of Zespri […]
Wed 19/10/2022 by Richard Wilkinson

New banana variety with TR4 Panama disease resistance

New banana variety with TR4 Panama disease resistance
A new variety of Cavendish banana with complete TR4 Panama disease resistance will be commercially available from early 2024. The variety has been developed by Israel-based company Rahan Meristem in […]
Mon 17/10/2022 by Richard Wilkinson

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