Apple

Rivoira launches the first apples with zero residues

Rivoira launches the first apples with zero residues

Published on Jul 27th, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Press release

The Piedmontese group invests in Zero Residues with a new project: Rivoira Zero.

After long and complex research and development work, the company invests in specific production techniques to guarantee a top quality, sustainable, certified and chemical residue-free product. The Gala variety will be one of the first apples with zero residues.

Kanzi® concludes a successful European season - smooth transition to southern hemisphere harvest

Kanzi® concludes a successful European season - smooth transition to southern hemisphere harvest

Published on Jul 13th, 2020

The marketing of the European Kanzi® harvest is almost complete and the first fruits from the southern hemisphere are ready to be marketed. With this smooth transition from domestic produce to imports, it is possible to offer Kanzi® lovers their favourite apple at any time of the year.

More interest in Kanzi®

Kanzi® is gaining more fans, as new GFK data confirm. Brand awareness of Kanzi® for example in Germany has risen significantly over the past year.

Chinese apple exports rebound as EU struggles

Chinese apple exports rebound as EU struggles

Published on Jun 24th, 2020

The 2019/20 global apple crop is projected to be up 7% to 75.8 million tons, as China rebounds from last year’s frost-hit campaign, more than offsetting plummeting production in the EU, according to USDA/FAS data. Despite higher supplies, exports are estimated to be lower due to reduced shipments from the EU, Moldova, and Turkey. China’s production is expected to jump 24% to a near-record level of 41.0 million tons.

German apple prices have risen in recent months

Argentina’s apple and pear exports rise despite smaller crop

Argentina’s apple and pear exports rise despite smaller crop

Published on May 28th, 2020

 

Although Argentina’s 2019/20 fresh apple and pear productions are projected to decrease to 480,000 tons and 550,000 tons respectively, the lower fruit supply in the Northern Hemisphere is set to boost exports during this campaign, according to USDA data. Apple exports are forecast at 100,000 tons and pear exports are projected to reach 300,000 tons. 

2019 EU apple campaign sees smaller crop but price recovery 

2019 EU apple campaign sees smaller crop but price recovery 

Published on May 28th, 2020

 

As expected from a moderate crop, prices during the ongoing campaign are moving within ranges significantly above the average price. During recent weeks, EU demand has been at good levels and the average prices for April 2020 are 33% above the average for the last five years (they were 23% above average in March 2020).

South Africa’s apple exports fall despite larger crop

South Africa’s apple exports fall despite larger crop

Published on May 27th, 2020

South Africa’s 2019/20 apple crop is projected to climb 5% to 942,200 tons (source: USDA). This growth is due to the increase in planted are, yields and available irrigation water. The impact of COVID-19 on this year’s crop is expected to be minimal as South Africa has already harvested most of its fruit and full operations continued during the national lock-down.  

Chile’s apple exports continue to dwindle

Chile’s apple exports continue to dwindle

Published on May 25th, 2020

Chile’s 2019/20 apple and pear crops are projected to fall due to a decline in planted area and drought. Fresh apple exports are expected to total 650,000 tons, down 3.5%, while fresh pear exports will drop 11% to 117,000 tons, according to USDA data. The top markets for Chilean apples are Ecuador and Colombia.  Fresh Chilean apple exports to the US were down 23.2% due to the larger US crop.

Kashmir Valley cold storage unit for apples becomes coronavirus hotspots

Kashmir Valley cold storage unit for apples becomes coronavirus hotspots

Published on May 20th, 2020

 

The Kashmir Valley has seen a spate of COVID-19 cases at one of its hospitals and cold storage units for apples, with 836 people testing positive. 

Speaking to The Hindu, Dr Salim Khan, head of the department for social and preventive medicine and nodal officer for COVID-19, said: “Around 20 staff members have been put in administrative quarantine. A majority of staff has been tested and found negative. Sanitisation of the hospital has been done and the admitted patients have been isolated.”

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.