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Canadian apple production estimated to rise 14% in MY 2018/19

Canadian apple production estimated to rise 14% in MY 2018/19

Published on Nov 13th, 2018

Canada’s apple crop in 2018/19 is expected to total 395,300 tons. This 14% increase in production is mainly due to better growing conditions in Ontario and British Columbia. Quebec and Nova Scotia faced adverse weather conditions that caused a slight dip in their apple production. FAS/Ottawa estimates that planted apple area increased 2%, as farmers continue to plant new varieties.  New trees entering maturity in recent years continue to add to production.

EU apple sector looks forward to record harvest

EU apple sector looks forward to record harvest

Published on Nov 13th, 2018

In 2018/19 campaign, the EU’s apple production is forecast to be up 34% from last year’s small crop, which was blighted by frost, according to FAS/EU-28 data. This would represent a record output for the EU.  Due to the high domestic supply, import volumes are expected to decline, while exports should rise. Poland is expected to be the continent’s largest apple producer, accounting for 34% of the total, followed by Italy (18%), France (12%), Germany (6%), and Hungary (4%. The EU-28 apple production area is falling slowly, mainly in response to the low prices caused by the Russian embargo.

Modi takes over as leading Australian club apple export variety

Modi takes over as leading Australian club apple export variety

Published on Nov 08th, 2018

Early club variety, Modi, makes a splash in its first export campaign. Licensed by Freshmax Australia, the Italian club variety accounted for 6% of Australia’s total apple exports, with expanded production expected for 2019. The brand performed very well both domestically and abroad. After Pink Lady, Modi was the largest proprietary export variety from Australia, with 300 tons shipped overseas. One reason for this success is Freshmax’s global network, through its subsidiary Valleyfresh.

EU apple sector looks forward to record harvest

EU apple sector looks forward to record harvest

Published on Nov 07th, 2018

In 2018/19 campaign, the EU’s apple production is forecast to be up 34% from last year’s small crop, which was blighted by frost, according to FAS/EU-28 data. This would represent a record output for the EU.  Due to the high domestic supply, import volumes are expected to decline, while exports should rise. Poland is expected to be the continent’s largest apple producer, accounting for 34% of the total, followed by Italy (18%), France (12%), Germany (6%), and Hungary (4%. The EU-28 apple production area is falling slowly, mainly in response to the low prices caused by the Russian embargo.

The Fruit Attraction trade fair in Madrid was the stage for the presentation of the new campaign of VI.P

The Fruit Attraction trade fair in Madrid was the stage for the presentation of the new campaign of VI.P

Published on Oct 31st, 2018

The Fruit Attraction trade fair in Madrid was the stage for the presentation of the new campaign of VI.P, Association of Horticultural Cooperatives of Val Venosta. More than 1,700 farmers are attached to the seven cooperatives that make up this group, located in the Italian Alps. Its flagship products are its PGI Apples Val Venosta marketed in 50 international markets. In addition, thanks to the Bio Val Venosta line, it is among the European leaders in terms of organic apple production.

Morgana conquers Madrid

Washington’s apple crop revised downwards

Washington’s apple crop revised downwards

Published on Oct 16th, 2018

Washington State’s 2018/19 apple crop has been revised down 11% to 116.9 million 18-kg boxes. The revised estimates come as no surprise, with the first hints of a smaller-than-expected crop coming in late August during the annual Apple Outlook Conference in Chicago. The bad news was confirmed last week by the Washington State Tree Fruit Association in an announcement to its members. All major varieties seem to have been affected by the drop in volumes. At harvest time, crop load was discovered on trees and between trees, and variable maturity within each orchard.

Europe's apple harvest looks to be back on track

Europe's apple harvest looks to be back on track

Published on Oct 10th, 2018

While other crops have struggled in Europe’s unusually hot and dry summer, apples and pears have coped well. The total EU apple harvest is forecast to be a record-breaking 12.6 million tons, just pipping 2014’s figure of 12.56 million tons and more than one-third up on last year’s crop, which in many EU countries was hit by late frosts.

Putin’s friend invests in apples production

Putin’s friend invests in apples production

Published on Oct 08th, 2018

Alma Production Company, established by a French investor Jean-Claude Menne in 2007 in Krasnodar region, focuses on apple production. In 2014, Volga Group Company, belonging to Gennadiy Timchenko, who has been going in for judo together with Putin for more than 20 year, bought 40% of its shares. “We aim to create a national brand of high-quality standard for domestic consumers,” stated Timchenko.

VOG, management team once again complete

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