mandarins

The rise and rise of South Africa’s soft citrus

The rise and rise of South Africa’s soft citrus

Published on Jul 09th, 2020
© 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

Orri Running Committee joins Food 4 Heroes

Published on Apr 16th, 2020

 

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

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.

Fama introduces Israeli varieties of mandarins

Fama introduces Israeli varieties of mandarins

Published on Nov 04th, 2016

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

Clemcott 2016 season comes to a close

Published on Apr 11th, 2016

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

Mandarins outperform oranges for value in US

Published on Dec 23rd, 2015

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.

CVVP claims research shows Tango essentially derived from Nadorcott

CVVP claims research shows Tango essentially derived from Nadorcott

Published on May 28th, 2015

The Club de Variedades Vegetales Protegidas (Protected Vegetal Varieties Club - CVVP) claims new research shows the ‘Tang Gold’ variety (also known as ‘Tango’) is essentially derived from the ‘Nadorcott’ mandarin.

In a press release, the Valencia-based club said this is the thesis supported in a report by the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cell Biology (IBMCP), a centre it said is funded by the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

Russian embargo hitting Croatian mandarin growers hard

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