Stone Fruit

HaciendasBio sends abroad a 90% of the stone fruits

HaciendasBio sends abroad a 90% of the stone fruits

Published on Jun 26th, 2019

The total production of this Spanish company is splited among the European Union. 50%  is sent to Germany, 10% remains in Spain and the rest is distributed among other European countries such as Switzerland, France, Sweden, Denmark, Holland and the United Kingdom.

HaciendasBio is the only European producer with 20 consecutive harvesting weeks from its own farms.

Abysmal state of market for Valencia’s stone fruit

Abysmal state of market for Valencia’s stone fruit

Published on Jun 03rd, 2019

Valencia’s stone fruit producers are gloomy about the prospects for the season ahead. Demand for the fruit is very low among European major retail chains, according to AVA-ASAJA. This is causing a “real collapse” at the outset of the new campaign and is greatly concerning growers who are unable to find outlets for their fruit at prices that would at least allow them to meet production costs. This is the point of the season when prices should be at their highest. This year’s fruit quality is said to be of excellent quality due to the good number of cold hours.

14% increase in Spanish stone fruit crop

14% increase in Spanish stone fruit crop

Published on May 23rd, 2019

A bumper harvest is expected for Spain’s stone fruit, which is set to total 1.43 million tons in 2019 – a rise of 14% from last season in peaches. This represents a return to 2017 levels. However, 2017 also saw very low production prices, which led to the implementation of a "Plan for the improvement of the stone fruit sector" by the country’s Ministry of Agriculture. Latest estimates indicate a rise of 23.3% for peaches (1 million tons), a 2.8% rise for plums (152,000 tons) and a 2% rise for apricots (170,000 tons). Meanwhile, a 3% drop is expected for cherries (106,000 tons).

HaciendasBio brings forward stone fruit campaign with a new La Falamosa estate in Seville

HaciendasBio brings forward stone fruit campaign with a new La Falamosa estate in Seville

Published on May 08th, 2019

Stone fruit cultivation started at the Seville farm at the beginning of 2018 with the objective of bringing forward its peach and nectarine calendar compared to other autonomous communities such as Extremadura and Catalunya

Spanish stone fruit and grape campaigns on track

Spanish stone fruit and grape campaigns on track

Published on Apr 29th, 2019

Spain’s fruit producers and exporters association (Apoexpa) is satisfied with the 2018 fruit growing season and is looking forward to an improved 2019 campaign. At this point in the season, there have been no adverse meteorological phenomena or diseases to damage the region’s crops. President of the association, Joaquín Gómez, said that Murcia’s stone fruit and table grape campaigns were both looking good, especially for stone fruit, which should bounce back from last season’s lower crop. Another advantage for exports is that the harvest should commence a week earlier than usual.

Chilean Stone Fruits Month gets underway in China

Chilean Stone Fruits Month gets underway in China

Published on Mar 12th, 2019

Chilean stone fruits will be the subject of a new promotional campaign in Chinese stores throughout March. The event, now in its second year, is organised by the Chilean Stone Fruit Committee of the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX), with the support of ProChile Shanghai. The “Chilean Stone Fruits Month” launch ceremony was held in Shanghai on March 1st at the 606 Huanghua Road outlet of QuickMart. The event began with speeches by Juan Jose Wood, trade commissioner of Chile in Shanghai for ProChile and Charif Christian Carvajal, director of marketing for Europe and Asia at ASOEX.

Catalonia to reduce stone fruit area by 10%

Catalonia to reduce stone fruit area by 10%

Published on Feb 25th, 2019

Catalonia is to cut its peach and nectarine production by 10% to prop up market prices, which have suffered since the closure of the Russian  market in 2014. The region’s Department of Agriculture plans to eliminate 2,000 hectares, according to Fepex. The measure will also include a subsidy of €5,000 per hectare, with a maximum of three hectares per applicant and with the commitment by the producer not to replant peach, nectarine, flat or saturn peach for the next four years.

Spain remains emphatically Europe’s stone fruit king

Spain remains emphatically Europe’s stone fruit king

Published on Jun 25th, 2018

Intra-EU trade in peaches and nectarines measured 1.3 million tons in 2017.  Every year, Spain’s dominant position becomes ever more secure as Europe’s main producer of the stone fruits, and 2017 was no different. Spanish exports to other EU countries have risen steadily over the past decade, from below 500,000 tons in 2007 to almost 900,000 tons in 2017. Meanwhile, Spain’s biggest rival, Italy, has seen its fortunes go in the opposite direction.

Chilean peach and nectarine exports jump 11.4%

Chilean peach and nectarine exports jump 11.4%

Published on May 22nd, 2018

The Association of Fruit Exporters of Chile AG (ASOEX) has announced that the country’s exports of nectarines and peaches in the 2017-2018 campaign rose 11.4% from the previous year, reaching a total of 98,200 tons. Nectarines accounted for 66,940 tons, which is 8% more than last season. Peaches contributed 31,260 tons – up 20% from last season.

China’s nectarine market opening to Chile

China’s nectarine market opening to Chile

Published on Oct 26th, 2016

Chile will be able to export its nectarines to China as of next month, Chile’s agriculture minister Carlos Furche has announced.

After three years of negotiations and various meetings of officials from both countries, the relevant protocol is expected to be signed in November during a visit by the president of China to Chile.

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