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Spanish lemon crop returns to normal

Spanish lemon crop returns to normal

Published on Nov 26th, 2019

 

After a record 2018/19 lemon harvest, Spain is set for more normal volumes this season. According to Ailimpo, the 2019/20 Spanish lemon crop is estimated to reach 1,110,000 tons, down 15% from last year. The picture is different depending on the varieties, with Fino dropping 11% in volume and Verna down 24%. The good news is that the crops appear to have emerged relatively unscathed from the mid-September storms. 

Argentina to ships lemons

Argentina to ships lemons

Published on Jul 31st, 2019

Argentina’s lemon producers have gained access to the lucrative Indian market. As of 2020, the South American country’s lemons will be able to enter India, following the signing of a protocol agreement between the two countries. A new brand “Frutas de Argentina” has recently been launched to promote Argentine lemons in the Indian market. And there is more good news for the Argentinian produce sector: India will also be receiving Argentine chia from next year.

Argentine lemon exports to the US recommence

Argentine lemon exports to the US recommence

Published on Apr 11th, 2018

Argentina’s lemon exports to the United States have officially begun, with the first shipments expected to arrive in around 30 days. A spokesperson for the Argentine Northwest Citizens Association (ACNOA), which brings together the region’s fruit producers, packaging plants and industries, said, "Given that this is our first campaign exporting to the US after many years, export volumes will be moderate as it takes time and effort to develop commercial programmes.”

Vicente Trapani – hopes of US reopening to Argentinian lemons

Vicente Trapani – hopes of US reopening to Argentinian lemons

Published on Nov 09th, 2016

The Vicente Trapani firm was founded in 1935, starting out as a citrus smallholding.

As of 1965, the company gradually became consolidated as an integral lemon farmer and today is an international benchmark.

This family business is one of the founders of the activity in Tucumán province. It has 1,500 ha of lemon groves in the area of Los Nogales, a packing plant with capacity for 18,000-20,000 pallets and a manufacturing facility able to process up to 1,000 tons of fruit.

La Costiera – a great season for the Campana lemon

La Costiera – a great season for the Campana lemon

Published on Nov 09th, 2016

There are great expectations for the Campana lemon, which is experiencing a positive season.

“From a sales perspective, 2015-2016 was an exceptional year for lemons, with strong demand and high prices, and we think that this trend will carry on all the way through to the end of this year, because until now the Spanish product has been absent from the market," said La Costiera owner Ferdinando Vinaccia.

"We are moving towards better production, in terms of both volume and quality: essentially, all of the prerequisites for a good season are there,” he said.

Biolisan: new installations for organic lemons

Biolisan: new installations for organic lemons

Published on Nov 02nd, 2016

T he main Spanish lemon cooperative, El Limonar de Santomera, has just started running the most modern installations for preparing citrus.

With an area 3,000 m², it has the latest technology in selecting and preparing citrus by optimising automation. Greefa, Ipla, Apli and Daumar are its main suppliers.

The installations include various netting lines to sell large amounts in consumer unit format.

“All of the fruit is first pre-calibrated in order to control the visual quality,” said Antonio Jose Moreno, manager of the cooperative.

Lemons’ good qualities: the Argentine promotional strategy

Lemons’ good qualities: the Argentine promotional strategy

Published on Oct 13th, 2016

One should start to talk of lemons with their qualities as a condiment, beginning to position them as a healthy kind of fruit that even has therapeutic properties.

In this vein, Lemos Producer Association (ATC in Spanish) manager Roberto Sanchez Loria emphasised that “if we are going to do this, then we cannot afford not to be certified. Being certified means we are offering something that we can say is intrinsically good, but which we treat with the same good level it deserves.”

10.5% increase in the EU lemon market

10.5% increase in the EU lemon market

Published on Oct 10th, 2016

In 2015, total imports of lemons inside and outside the EU reached 1.08 million tons for a total value of €1.22 billion.

Two-thirds of imported lemons’ value and half the volume were traded within the EU. IntraEU imports were worth €877.22 million while extra-EU imports came to €344.52 million. Over the last 3 years, lemon imports have increased by 10.5% on average.

Return to normal lemon harvest in Spain

Return to normal lemon harvest in Spain

Published on Sep 30th, 2016

Spain is in line for a 2016/17 lemon harvest of 980,000 tons, up 22% on last season, according to the latest forecast by Ailimpo, the Spanish interprofessional association for lemons and grapefruit.

It estimates the grapefruit crop will come in at 67,000 tons, down 6% on 2015/16.

Citrus fruit in Russia: overview of past summer

Citrus fruit in Russia: overview of past summer

Published on Sep 27th, 2016

The past summer was rather unpredictable for fruit sales, and citrus fruit in particular, reports Peter Komarov, import manager from Globus Group, one of the largest Russian fruit importers.

The bestsellers were lemons. “We were successfully selling lemons from Argentina and South Africa. In May the purchase price was rather high for that period; later it became even higher, but nevertheless the sales were stable through all the period,” he said.

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