Produce/Berries

31% increase in Chilean blueberries shipped to Asia this season

31% increase in Chilean blueberries shipped to Asia this season

Published on Feb 06th, 2020
© Alexandra Sautois, Eurofresh Distribution

 

Chile has recorded significant growth in its shipments of blueberries to the Far East, this season, with volumes up 31% from the previous campaign, according to data published by Asoex. The Asian market now accounts for 18% of the total export volume. North America has received 48% of the volumes of Chilean blueberries so far this season, 7% down on last season’s volumes. Europe has received 33% of shipments, with a growth of 3%.

Peru increases blueberry exports ten-fold in seven years 

Growth through variety renewal of blueberries from Chile

Growth through variety renewal of blueberries from Chile

Published on Oct 14th, 2019

Fresh blueberry exports from Chile, which are available from October to April, are expected to grow again during the 2019-2020 season, reaching an estimated 115,000 tons, which is a four percent increase compared to the previous season.

This growth stems from new plantings implemented the past few years with the goal of variety renewal, and the ultimate result of an increase in the planted area and production in Chile.

Increased blueberry production causes price crash

Fortuna strawberry still dominates in Huelva

Fortuna strawberry still dominates in Huelva

Published on Sep 24th, 2019

 

The Fortuna strawberry variety continues to dominate production of the fruit in Huelva, Spain. A study by IFAPA shows that the very early Fortuna variety accounts for 39.4% of the plants transplanted from nurseries (compared to 37% in the previous campaign). The second most implanted variety is the Rociera, which has expanded very rapidly in the last campaigns, reaching 26% of strawberry plants in 2018/19. Rociera is also an early variety and offers high yields as well as good Brix and fruit firmness.

Challenging raspberry campaign for Huelva

Morocco’s fresh raspberries gain access to US

Good campaign for Spanish berries

Good campaign for Spanish berries

Published on Jun 27th, 2019

Spain’s raspberry production has begun to fall over the past two weeks, and this decline is set to accelerate over the coming weeks, with the campaign almost 96% complete. In the last three weeks, the average price received by the raspberry farmer has risen 28%, with the week 22 price reaching €5.30/kg - far higher than at the same week in the previous two campaigns.

World blueberry market expands 24% in 2018

World blueberry market expands 24% in 2018

Published on May 10th, 2019

The world’s appetite for the sweet superfood shows no signs of abating, with markets across the world expanding. Production struggles to keep pace with demand, prompting increased shipments from all corners of the globe throughout the year. Peru may soon overtake Chile as the world’s leading blueberry exporter. US consumers are particularly hungry for blueberries.

Driscoll’s takes CBC to court for alleged patent infringement

Driscoll’s takes CBC to court for alleged patent infringement

Published on Mar 28th, 2019

On March 20, berry specialist Driscoll’s has sued California Berry Cultivars (CBC) and its co-founder Douglas Shaw for alleged patent infringement and conversion of its proprietary strawberry varieties. This case follows a previous complaint made by UC Davis against California Berry Cultivars (CBC) in May 2017, when a jury found CBC guilty of “wilful patent infringement”. Following the outcome of this trial, CBC breeding records were made public, allegedly revealing that CBC had been breeding with several of Driscoll’s varieties.

We use cookies on our website to support technical features that enhance your user experience.

We also use analytics & advertising services. To opt-out click for more information.