Stone Fruit

Turkey poised to benefit from China’s stonefruit woes

Turkey poised to benefit from China’s stonefruit woes

Published on Oct 27th, 2020

 

The heavy snow that fell in April in China’s major peach growing provinces has triggered a 500,000 ton drop in overall stonefruit production to 14.5 million tons, according to USDA. Accordingly, exports are down by around 33%, partly due to the ongoing Russian ban on Chinese fruit imports.

Turkey looks to Far East to expand export markets for stone fruit

Turkey looks to Far East to expand export markets for stone fruit

Published on Sep 24th, 2020

Turkey’s peach and nectarine crop is forecast to grow 5% to 870,000 tons in the 2020/21 campaign, according to Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkSTAT). Exports are increasing due to the large production volumes and the strong demand from the Russian and EU markets. Turkey continues to be among the top ten exporters in the world for peaches and nectarines. Farmers in major growing areas are generally satisfied with the yields and quality of their crop thanks to favourable weather conditions during the blooming and harvest period.

Tesco named South African Stone Fruit Retailer of the Year 

Tesco named South African Stone Fruit Retailer of the Year 

Published on Sep 17th, 2020

 

UK retailer Tesco has been recognised by the South African stone fruit sector for its strong performance and promotional support during the 2019-20 season. South African growers’ association Hortgro presents the Stone Fruit Retailer of the Year prize to a UK supermarket each year. According to a statement by Hortgro, Tesco saw a noticeable increase in sales this season, with the retailer selling over three million kilos of South African stone fruit across its stores, with nectarines faring particularly well. 

Georgia increased its export of stone fruit and will raise its potato crops

Georgia increased its export of stone fruit and will raise its potato crops

Published on Sep 10th, 2020

By the end of August, Georgia exported more than 23,000 tons of peaches and nectarines, or 10,000 tons more than YOY in 2019, informed the Ministry of Agriculture of the country. Fruit are basically exported to Russia (15,500 tons), Armenia (730 t) and Azerbaijan (500 tons). The rest was exported to Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Moldova, Poland and Slovenia. Pilot lots were also shipped to Singapore and Qatar, informs newsgeorgia.ge agency.

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Australian peach and nectarine exports hit by higher freight costs

Australian peach and nectarine exports hit by higher freight costs

Published on Aug 24th, 2020

Australia’s 2020/21 stone fruit crop is projected to recover from a challenging 2019/20 season. Cherry production is predicted to increase by 14%, and peaches and nectarines by 4%, according to FAS USDA data. However, disruptions to international air freight caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to have a significant impact on MY 2020/21 exports of stone fruits.

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CONSORFRUT: Stone fruit production and export. Between our biggest strengths

CONSORFRUT: Stone fruit production and export. Between our biggest strengths

Published on Jul 02nd, 2020

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Nectarines, flat peaches, peaches, apricots, cherries and plums are some of the most popular stone fruit products which are consumed during the summer season, starting on May lasting till September.

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