The cyclone that hit New Zealand’s North Island in mid-February wreaked such damage that apple and pear crop estimates have been revised downwards by over 20%. The New Zealand pipfruit […]
Tue 28/03/2023 by Richard Wilkinson
Italy expects a total crop of over 470,000 tons, more than double last year’s total, with the Abate variety accounting for around 189,000 tons, followed by Williams (130,000 tons).
Thu 29/12/2022 by Gabriele Orsi
Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) celebrated the 2022 edition of World Pear Day on 3 December by offering consumers around the world a variety of exciting activities. In-person events were held in […]
Wed 07/12/2022 by Richard Wilkinson
India’s domestic apple and pear production in the 2022/23 campaign is estimated at 2.35 million tons and 311,000 tons, respectively. According to a USDA report, favourable rainfall in Kashmir and […]
Mon 21/11/2022 by Richard Wilkinson
After 140,000 tons were exported last season, the 2022 crop is set to reach only half its potential volume due to adverse weather.
Mon 14/11/2022 by Pierre Escodo
Lusopêra, a company with fourteen producers in western Portugal, was founded by the CPF Group. It specialises in the white-pulp Rocha pear, which is not acidic and has a slightly accentuated perfume. The skin is rough at the […]
Sun 06/11/2022 by Amanda Cardinal
The Rocha pear, first identified in 1836 in the west of Portugal, has had the PDO status in 29 Portuguese municipalities since 2003. Coopval began its international expansion in 1977, exporting first to Brazil and now to countries […]
Sat 22/10/2022 by Amanda Cardinal
The third and fourth generations of the Belexport family celebrate 100 years of fruit production and 28 years of exports.
Fri 23/09/2022 by Pierre Escodo
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A breakthrough has been made in negotiations to allow South African apples and pears to be exported to India via in-transit cold treatment. The deal is expected to shorten the […]
Thu 01/09/2022 by Richard Wilkinson
Spanish pear farmers in Lleida have reported poor prospects for this season due to the April frosts and multiple heatwaves, which have resulted smaller fruit sizes. Only a third of […]
Tue 30/08/2022 by Richard Wilkinson