Kanzi® concludes a successful European season
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Borgloon, 9th of June 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.
Record exports predicted for New Zealand apples
New Zealand’s 2019/20 apple crop is projected to increase by 2.8% to 593,000 tons (source: FAS/Wellington), due to an expanded harvested area and a good growing season, despite the impact of COVID-19 on harvesting and packing. The larger crop is set to boost the country’s apple exports for 2019/2020, which are forecast to hit a record 400,000 tons, up 2.3% on 2018/2019. This continues a promising trend, as apple exports in 2018/2019 rose 5.8% from 2017/2018.
Booming demand for apples
Italians have been purchasing more apples since the coronavirus outbreak, with the country’s stocks nearly 20% below average for this stage in the campaign. Over 224,000 tons of apples were sold in Italy during March. All apple varieties have recorded an increase in sales. The trend, which has seen consumers prefer long-lasting fruit over soft fruits such as strawberries, has boosted apple demand in recent weeks.
Poma de Girona distributes 300 kg of apples to local health workers
T&G Global: 2020 apple harvest in full swing
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New Zealand’s 2020 apple harvest is in full swing and T&G Global, one of New Zealand’s largest growers and exporters of apples, is in the midst of picking around 6.5 million cartons of crunchy, delicious apples.
Craig Betty, Director of Operations for T&G Global says the apple crop is shaping up beautifully with great quality, good sized apples.
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