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Jingold kiwifruit turns twenty and dedicate it to lovers

Jingold kiwifruit turns twenty and dedicate it to lovers


10 February 2021 – Founded in 2001 on Valentine’s Day, Italian kiwi gold company has given life to a project that today has over 800 producers worldwide.

“We reach this milestone in a particular season, characterized by restrictions linked to the pandemic and climatic factors that have influenced national production. Nonetheless, we are preparing to end the season in the northern hemisphere with a growth of over 30% compared to the previous year”, commented general manager Alessandro Fornari. “On behalf of all the people who work in our supply chain, I can say that we are proud to be part of this Italian agricultural history, to be able to enhance the work of our producers and help bring their products of excellence to the world.”

Jingold season will close with a global production that will exceed 15 thousand commercialized tons and a cultivated area equal to over 2,000 hectares of yellow and red pulp varieties.

“These are important numbers for a team that is still young but the gaze is always looking forward. The production of the yellow is expected to grow also in the next few years and we are having fun innovating, as demonstrated by investments in new varieties, primarily the Oriental Red red- fleshed kiwi and the development of new cultivation areas to complete the Italian offer.”

The counter-season production of Southern Hemisphere Jingold is also expected to increase in 2021. In addition to the traditional production of Chile origin, will contribute the progressive entry into production of the plants built in Argentina, with an eye in particular to the organic production of Jingold Organic.

The company announced that the celebrations of the twentieth anniversary are postponed to autumn, when it is hoped that the pandemic will be a distant memory, perhaps taking the opportunity of Macfrut which has also been postponed to September. There is a great desire to celebrate with producers and workers.

In the meantime, a new pack that reduces the superfluous packaging will be distribute this week to celebrate Valentine’s Day dedicated to lovers. “We are working to make our products increasingly sustainable, even in packaging. To communicate the values we believe in, without losing its recognisability, this time we have removed the sticker without giving up our brand identity.”

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Lufthansa Cargo flying 40 million roses into Europe for Valentine’s Day

Lufthansa Cargo is currently flying in entire freighters filled with roses, mainly from Kenya & South America, ready for Valentine's Day.

Lufthansa Cargo is currently flying entire freighters filled with roses, in readiness for Valentine’s Day, this Sunday.

In a press release, the Lufthansa Group’s cargo airline said it will be transporting over 1,500 tons of the sensitive product this year –  equivalent to about 40 million roses or the capacity of 16 flights with the MD-11 freighter. “Lufthansa Cargo always adds special charter flights to its regular flight schedule in February – this year with flights from Quito, in Ecuador, and Kenyan capital Nairobi, to Frankfurt – to meet the high demand on Valentine’s Day,” it said.

The company’s special Fresh/td product was developed especially for the shipment of perishable products, such as flowers and food, and has all the very latest equipment and facilities, it said.

“The roses’ journey usually starts in Kenya and South America. These countries offer the best conditions for growing roses, with an ideal climate all year around. Sophisticated logistics ensures that the roses are quickly and carefully transported from the countries where they are cultivated to their final destinations.”

The roses are harvested at the flower farms several times a day and then immediately placed in water and cooled. After being sorted and packaged, they are sent straight to the airport and into the cooled cargo holds of the freighters.

“The roses’ stay at Frankfurt Airport is but a short one and they usually find themselves in the hands of romantics all over Europe within a few hours of landing at the city on the Main,” Lufthansa Cargo said.

Source: Lufthansa Cargo