Nadorcott: full view from the field to sales and marketing
60,000 tons of Orri mandarins forecast for 2020-2021 season
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The Association of Producers of the Orri Variety (Orri Running Committee, ORC) foresees an estimated production of 60,000 tons during the 2020-2021 season. The Orri mandarin is among the highest valued varieties in the market and, in the first weeks, its price is already topping the highest values reached in previous years.
The rise and rise of South Africa’s soft citrus
© Alexandra Sautois, Eurofresh Distribution
South Africa’s tangerine/mandarin crop is projected to rise by 12% in the 2019/20 campaign, continuing the sector’s strong growth of recent times. Total production is estimated to reach 421,000 tons, mainly due to an increase in production area, normal weather conditions, and improved winter rainfall received in the main production area of the Western Cape. Moreover, many plantings are now reaching maturity. COVID had a minimal impact on labour supply.
Orri Running Committee joins Food 4 Heroes
The Orri Running Committee (ORC) association, made up of producers of the premium mandarin variety Orri, has joined the 'Food 4 Heroes' initiative and thanks to its mediation has donated nearly 1,000 kilos of this protected variety, which will be distributed among the professionals and patients of the field hospital installed on the IFEMA campus in Madrid.
Global citrus crop shrinks
Fama introduces Israeli varieties of mandarins
Thirty years after it was founded, Fama S.A. now occupies a significant place within the production and exportation of fresh citrus from Entre Ríos and Corrientes, Argentina.
The company has 20 owners from three generations of fruit producers whose mentality is aimed at producing quality fruit.
Today Fama has 7,000 ha of citrus farms in the provinces of Entre Rios and Corrientes, with 50% oranges and 50% mandarins.
For the latter, the company has been making contracts to have exclusive, patented varieties such as Orri, of Israeli origin.
Clemcott 2016 season comes to a close
The Clemcott will be available in Europe’s best supermarkets until May, which will mark the end of another 5 month season for the certified quality mandarin.
In a press release, the Valencia-based CVVP (Protected Vegetable Varieties Club) said Spain’s favourable climate allows the Clemcott season to last longer.
It said the Clemcott is endorsed by the CVVP, which strives to supply relevant information to purchasing managers through international marketing channels in order to promote the best selection of the Nadorcott variety.
Last months to enjoy Clemcott
Mandarins outperform oranges for value in US
It used to be oranges, but these days mandarins are driving growth in the value of the citrus category in the United States as consumers continue their love affair with this more compact, often seedless, and easy to peel fruit.
Though just 9.9% of the citrus volume sold, mandarins represented 36.4% of dollar sales in the US retail market for the 52 weeks to September 26, 2015, according to Nielsen data. In comparison, oranges, which form 30% of the category volume, represented a lesser share – 29.2% – of the overall spend.