Produce/Stone Fruit

Intra-EU trade in peaches and nectarines measured 1.3 million tons in 2017.  Every year, Spain’s dominant position becomes ever more secure as Europe’s main producer of the stone fruits, and 2017 w

Europe’s peach and nectarine output is estimated at 3,670,000 tons for 2018, constituting a fall of 8% from the previous year. The only country with a positive trend was Greece, (+20%).

France’s peach production in 2018 could be as much as 10& lower than last year’s output. This loss is mainly due to the blight of plum pox as well as frosts at the start of the year.

Stone fruit in Italy’s Basilicata region were hit by late February frosts.

Ronald Bown, president of the association representing Chile’s fruit exporters, Asoex, said Chile has the potential to eventually export in the region of a million boxes to China.

Chile will be able to export its nectarines to China as of next month, Chile’s agriculture minister Carlos Furche has announced.

“For us the most important varieties are stone fruits. Nectarines come first in the range, followed by flat peaches, which are increasingly popular year upon year,” said commercial manager Josep María Griñó.

With a track record of over 15 years, Dasben is a consortium of major producers located in the Lleida area and, for the past 4 years, also in Murcia, supplying its customers with stone fruit from s

Fruits de Ponent rolled out its flat nectarine and flat peach campaign in June, with exclusive marketing rights to the OKI brand.

Fruits de Ponent rolled out its flat nectarine and flat peach campaign in June, with exclusive marketing rights to the OKI brand.

Frutaito brings together the efforts of 25 stone fruit farming families from the town of Aitona (Lleida). Saturn peaches, nectarines and peaches are some of their main reference items. This year, apricots are to be added to the range.

Frutaito brings together the efforts of 25 stone fruit farming families from the town of Aitona (Lleida). Saturn peaches, nectarines and peaches are some of their main reference items.

Actel is a major figure in Catalan stone fruit supplies, as the combined forces of its farmer members can help reach significant volumes, ranging from 40,000 to 50,000 depending on the campaign.

According to sales director Jordi Gázquez, in 2016 Actel is set to recover what used to be its historic volumes.

Thanks to its balance between pome fruit and stone fruit, Fruilar has a year-round supply of fruit.

Over the years, Catalan company Fruilar has earned a strong reputation as one of the leading suppliers and distributors of the high quality Pink Lady apple variety in Europe.

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