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Peruvian Blueberries Gain Access to Israel Markets

Article by: Hari Yellina Blueberries from Peru, also referred to as “blue gold,” now have expanded market access in Israel. This comes after Peru’s Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (MIDAGRI) announced the opening of a new Asian market for Peruvian blueberries, which was in response to an official communication from Israel’s Plant Protection and […]

2022-06-30

2022 NZ Kiwifruit Harvest Complete

Article by: Hari Yellina Almost all 2,800 producers’ orchards from Kerikeri in the north to Motueka in the south have harvested their kiwifruit for consumers, making the 2022 harvest of New Zealand’s largest horticultural product nearly complete. Overtaking the previous record of more than 177 million trays set last year, the 2022 season was predicted […]

2022-06-29

Apple Chip Product Encourages Healthy Snacking

Article by: Hari Yellina With its Chippy Apples product, a Victorian food production company is promoting a balanced diet and decreasing the waste of fresh produce. The improvement of nutrition in youngsters, who are known for being “picky eaters,” is the company’s primary focus, according to Phil Gomizel, managing director of Pipan Foods, who has […]

2022-06-27

Farmers in Demand for Horticulture Business Study

Article by: Hari Yellina Producers of horticulture in Victoria are being urged to sign up for a new farm monitor programme. According to Agriculture Victoria, its Horticulture Farm Monitor Pilot will give farmers vital business information to better understand their profitability, speed up recovery, and spur future expansion. With regard to a variety of crops, […]

2022-06-27

Unsellable Fruit now being Used in Beer?

Article by: Hari Yellina Two passionfruit farmers in Western Australia’s south west are minimising food waste by buying unsellable fruit from local farms and turning the puree into beer. Several high-profile brewers in the region, including Eagle Bay Brewing, Funk Cider, and Tall Timbers Manjimup, have employed the various fruit purees to manufacture diverse beers. […]

2022-06-17

Strawberry Prices to Soar after Rainy Weather

Article by: Hari Yellina After lettuce, strawberries are now being sold at exorbitant costs, with a 250g punnet costing $11.99 in a Canberra store.To put it in perspective, in August of last year, the same grocer selling the costly Victorian-grown punnets was offering three for $2 on fruit. Wet weather and illness ravaged harvests at […]

2022-06-17

Robot Picker to Aid Tackle Labour Shortages

Article by: Hari Yellina Winter has arrived, and the apples in Ardmona have been harvested for the year, with the exception of one row set aside for Eve. Eve is a fruit-picking robot prototype developed by Ripe Robotics over the course of three years. As the horticulture sector struggles to find human labour, Eve’s CEO […]

2022-06-17

Plums an Alternative for Stone Fruit?

Article by: Hari Yellina As the harvests in the province of Badajoz have begun, stone fruit from the Spanish area of Extremadura has begun to reach the markets. The campaign is starting 5 to 10 days late this year, depending on the production areas, due to a colder than typical end of winter and beginning […]

2022-06-15

British Colombia’s Cherry Harvest a Boost for the Market

Article by: Hari Yellina About 95% of all cherry farmed in Canada are grown in British Columbia (BC). It is the last cherry-growing zone in North America, and harvest begins even later this year than usual. “Instead of starting on July 1, we’ll start around ten days later, around July 10,” says Julie McLachlan of […]

2022-06-15

Sunraysia Continues to Battle Fruit Fly Outbreak

Article by: Hari Yellina Winter has proven to be Sunraysia’s most effective weapon against the region’s extremely high levels of Queensland fruit fly. Narelle Beattie, regional co-ordinator for the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area in Mildura, said the cooler weather was already forcing flies into hibernation and laying eggs in fruit across the region. However, she […]

2022-06-14

Funds Allotted for the Australian Mango Sector

Article by: Hari Yellina Thanks to a $2.7 million investment, mango growers will be more informed, as well as more productive and profitable. The funds will be split between two parts: an integrated extension project and a communications initiative, and will come from the mango research and development levy and federal contributions. Growers will be […]

2022-06-14

Banana Freckle Disease Continues to Spread in Australia

Article by: Hari Yellina The banana freckle infestation has now spread to two more residences in the Northern Territory. The NT Government’s biosecurity authorities say there have now been three positive cases of the disease from three different sites. All of them are located in the Batchelor-Rum Jungle region, about 100 kilometres south of Darwin. […]

2022-06-14

Europe Ideal for Fresh Lychee Trade but Logistics an Issue

Article by: Hari Yellina According to legend, the first lychee tree was planted over 200 years ago in the Thanh Ha District of Hai Duong Province, Vietnam. Mr. Hoang Van Com, a fruit and vegetable trader, returned from one of his business visits with seedlings from the tree. He placed the seedlings, and because the […]

2022-06-13

Global Overview: Cherries

Article by: Hari Yellina Many cherry-producing locations in the northern hemisphere have had a difficult growing season. Cold weather and heavy rains in North America have caused certain places to lose up to 50% of their regular yield, while similar conditions in Italy and Spain have resulted in severe losses in other areas. Others have […]

2022-06-13

Gisborne Growers Attempt to Bring Local Bananas Home

Article by: Hari Yellina As one drives across the country, one thing becomes clear: there’s a lot of farmland in the country. Animals such as cows, sheep, deer, and the occasional bloody old alpaca line the roadway in every location and climate in New Zealand. Avocados, apples, and berries of all kinds grow in the […]

2022-06-10

Nano-Sensor Recognises Pesticides in Fruits within Minutes

Article by: Hari Yellina In just a few minutes, researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet have developed a small sensor for detecting pesticides on fruit. The approach, which was described as a proof-of-concept in the journal Advanced Science, uses flame-sprayed silver nanoparticles to boost chemical signals. While the research is still in its early stages, the […]

2022-06-09

The Online Fruit Market Witnesses Record Consumption Levels

Article by: Hari Yellina Summertime is nearing and watermelon consumption peaks during this time. Sales have gradually climbed since early-ripening watermelons entered the market in late March, according to Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs monitoring data, and the online fruit market has also seen a consumption spike. According to Meituan data, since watermelons were introduced […]

2022-06-09

Limited Air Routes Influence Rambutan Pricing

Article by: Hari Yellina Currently, rambutans are in greater abundance. According to Andres Ocampo of HLB Specialties in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the rambutan season in Guatemala is in full swing. “We’ve had our first arrivals for a month, and Guatemala is starting to fill up with nice quality fruit,” he says. Guatemalan fruit will continue […]

2022-06-07

Legacy of Unique Red Pear Variant Continues to Flourish

Article by: Hari Yellina The owners of an Australian red pear variety are increasing production year after year as demand and popularity grow – but there’s a lot more to the tale behind the fruit than its beautiful colour and delicious taste. The Red Sienna Pride Pear was initially planted in 2010, and the first […]

2022-06-07

South Australian Citrus Season Fully Operational Now

Article by: Hari Yellina The citrus season in South Africa has officially begun, with the official inauguration taking place last month. With navel oranges and new season mandarins arriving from the Riverland, the first fruit has reached produce outlets and grocery stores across the state. Citrus SA Chair Mark Doecke explained that the cold spring of […]

2022-06-07