lemons

Mexican lemon sector threatened by strikes and fires 

Mexican lemon sector threatened by strikes and fires 

Published on May 20th, 2021
Photo by Eurofresh Distribution

Mexico’s lemon crop is being assailed on multiple fronts, with the shadow of drought, forest fires and strikes all hanging over the country’s sector. Almost 1,000 hectares of lemons have been destroyed by fire in the state of Guerrero and nearly 30,000 hectares affected this year, reports El Sol de Acapulco. 

Shortage of lemons in New Zealand

Shortage of lemons in New Zealand

Published on Jan 26th, 2021
Photo: twistedcitrus.co.nz

New Zealand’s retail sector is currently facing low availability of lemons, leading to soaring prices where the fruit is still in fact on sale. Logistical problems related to Covid-19 have slowed down imports and led to shortages across the country. January tends to see low domestic production, with most of New Zealand’s lemons coming from the US at this time of the year.

 

Citrusvil seeks to consolidate traditional and emerging markets

Citrusvil seeks to consolidate traditional and emerging markets

Published on Oct 21st, 2020
© Citrusvil 
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Argentina exported around 242,000 tons of fresh lemon in 2020, a slight increase compared to 2019, although far from what was initially projected. According to Francisco Rotella, Citrusvil Fresh Fruit’s commercial manager, the season went through several stages, many of which were heavily affected by Covid-19.

AILIMPO: first estimate for Spain’s 2020/2021 lemon

AILIMPO: first estimate for Spain’s 2020/2021 lemon

Published on Aug 12th, 2020

AILIMPO´s first estimate for Spain’s 2020/2021 lemon harvest is of 1,250,000 tons, representing an overall increase of 10% compared to 2019/2020. Whether this first crop estimate is realised will depend on the availability of water in summer and autumn rains. The estimated global lemon production figure will allow Spain to remain the leading exporter of fresh lemon, and the second largest processor of lemon juice, essential oil and dehydrated peel in the world.

Spanish lemon crop set to grow 10%

Reduced EU lemon crop in 2019/20 despite larger growing area

The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) grants protection for the Summer Prim lemon

The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) grants protection for the Summer Prim lemon

Published on Apr 29th, 2020

On the 6th of April, the CPVO decided to grant this community plant variety right through its EU Decision No. 54903, which will expire on the 31st of December, 2050. The intellectual property rights for Summer Prim that have been recently been recognised by this European Agency are valid throughout the European Union.

Good South African citrus harvest, but challenging logistics

Good South African citrus harvest, but challenging logistics

Published on Apr 28th, 2020

 

April marks the start of the 2020 citrus season in South Africa, which will no doubt be disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ports are reported to be operating at low levels, but packing of all fresh produce out of the country has so far continued uninterrupted, with farms and packing houses endeavouring to safeguard the working environment of over 120,000 workers.

Blocks on exports of Turkey’s lemons amid COVID-19

Blocks on exports of Turkey’s lemons amid COVID-19

Published on Apr 14th, 2020

The Turkish government has subjected lemons to export control due to the booming domestic demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. The restriction will continue until the end of August. In Turkey, lemons are mainly used for the production of cologne, which is used as an alcohol-based disinfectant in many aspects of life. They are also being consumed to boost immunity, thanks to their high content of Vitamin C. The booming demand has led to a sharp spike in lemon prices since the start of the outbreak.
 

Global citrus crop shrinks

Global citrus crop shrinks

Published on Jan 28th, 2020

The 2019/20 global citrus crop is down for all categories, except grapefruit. Orange production is down 11% to 47.5 million, due to weather-afflicted seasons in Brazil, the EU, Morocco and Egypt, with small increases in China and the US unable to compensate for these losses.

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