July 01, 2015 / Week N° 27
July 1st, 2015
While facilities affiliated with Domex and Stemilt have suffered varying degrees of damage, cherry production and orchard operations in Wenatchee are continuing as normal.
June 24th, 2015
A major Northwest cherry grower says it has the largest network in the industry of on-farm cooling machines.
June 16th, 2015
A new route from Seattle-Tacoma across the Pacific will see its first flight take off this weekend.
June 11th, 2015
The season of a major U.S. cherry grower’s new Skylar Rae-branded fruit will last for a month from mid-June.
June 4th, 2015
Cherry shipments from Tajikistan continue after the country first received market access for China one year ago.
May 14th, 2015
The Australian state of Victoria gained significant ground on Tasmania this season for cherry exports.
May 7th, 2015
With a long cherry season ahead, Stemilt Growers gives the lowdown on what retailers can expect through to September.
April 29th, 2015
Oheng Import & Export Co was one Chinese company receiving the first batches of California cherries in Shanghai earlier this week.
April 27th, 2015
While the British Columbia cherry growers are ‘mobbed’ by Chinese interest, the U.S. Northwest early start is cause for ‘excitement’.
April 24th, 2015
The U.S. has identified five potential pests that would need control if Spain were to be granted access for cherry imports.
April 21st, 2015
Despite industry concerns a recent cold snap might hamper Turkish cherry production, one grower is expecting higher volumes.
April 10th, 2015
Australia’s cherry industry body says better airfreight protocols are needed, amid expectations for a doubling of exports over the next ‘five to seven years’.
April 8th, 2015
Today’s meeting between Vladimir Putin and Alexis Tsipras was not fruitful enough to lift the Kremlin’s ban on Greek food imports.
March 25th, 2015
An exclusive Spanish cherry group has had to reconfigure its greenhouse conditions to adapt to the loss of the Russian market.
March 13th, 2015
Greenhouse production means small volumes of fresh Chinese cherries, blueberries and nectarines are already hitting the market.
February 27th, 2015
Stemming from a recent FTA, Australia’s cherry exports to South Korea have experienced exponential growth.
February 25th, 2015
An Australian cherry shipper is taking steps to tackle the counterfeiting of its brand in Asia.
February 19th, 2015
China’s efforts to halt corruption have affected gift giving, and therefore the sales of imported Australian premium fruits.
February 13th, 2015
It may have a mouthful of a name, but Uztadbirkoreksport is feeding more stomachs in Europe courtesy of a new office in Riga.
February 10th, 2015
E-commerce giant Fruitday’s January sales value almost matched the whole first half of 2013.
February 4th, 2015
An Indian company’s investment in Czech cherry orchards is set to pay dividends in the coming years.
February 3rd, 2015
A good U.S. dollar exchange rate supported the Chilean cherry sector in a season of record volumes.
February 2nd, 2015
Some arrivals of Chilean cherries in China will not be opened for a few weeks when demand is due to increase.
January 27th, 2015
A huge spike in volume has made the Chinese cherry market challenging this year for Chilean shippers.
January 6th, 2015
IG International is confident about Chile’s cherry potential and is also launching a new dragonfruit program.
December 19th, 2014
Argentine cherry exports have been made more viable with the help of direct flights from Patagonia to international markets.
December 3rd, 2014
A Chilean consultancy has provided a variety-by-variety glimpse of cherry damages in the wake of weekend rains.
December 1st, 2014
Up to 40% of cherries in a key Chilean growing region are no longer eligible for export following rainfall on Saturday.
OA-Global’s ozone technology products worked wonders on kiwifruit trials in New Zealand, and the company hopes for similar success in new geographies and crops.
November 27th, 2014
Chile’s cherry and blueberry industries have very different views on the effects of recent port strikes.
November 25th, 2014
A Chinese agribusiness hopes the Australian FTA will also lead to simplified quarantine protocols for fruit imports, and has also signaled plans to include South African sourcing.
November 21st, 2014
A Chilean nursery company says attractive prices for cherries in China are spurring on production growth.
November 20th, 2014
A decision by Japan’s MAFF will now allow for much greater volumes of Chilean cherries this Christmas.
November 17th, 2014
Australia’s fresh fruit, vegetable and orange juice sectors are all set to gain after the signing of an FTA with China.
November 14th, 2014
After tripling sales in the last year, Fruitday co-founder Loren Zhao looks ahead for fruit imports in 2014-15.
November 11th, 2014
Gysbert du Toit talks about the evolution of an early cherry deal from South Africa in a tie-up with Californian varieties.
November 10th, 2014
Mainland Australian cherry growers had previously ignored the option to export directly to China with cold treatment, but that approach has changed this season.
November 4th, 2014
After dealing with years of headaches forming a new protocol to regain Thai market access, the Australian horticultural industry may face new non-tariff challenges in another South East Asian market.
Chile looks on track to export 100,000MT of cherries this season, stepping up a notch with its Chinese focus.
October 28th, 2014
Rainier’s sister warehouse now has the U.S. Northwest’s first automated fruit shipping facility.
October 21st, 2014
A report by the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association says while recent frosts may have caused damages of up to 80% in ‘extreme cases’, the 2014-15 export season will be an ordinary one.
October 18th, 2014
Chilean fruit industry representatives say it could be 15 days yet before a full estimate of recent frost damages can be given.
October 16th, 2014
A Chilean grower says frosts in southern production regions have destroyed 30-100% of several fruit crops.
October 13th, 2014
Greater investment from abroad could shift Australian cherry growers away from their domestic market focus.
September 25th, 2014
A biological control system used for strawberries has been rejigged by Australian scientists for cherries, and could potentially be applied to a range of other crops.
September 8th, 2014
Following a successful meeting, the first cherry shipment from Chile to South Korea looks like it will be next season.
September 5th, 2014
China’s Silk Road economic belt strategy is expected to lead to more Central Asian fruit imports.
As a very successful second season with excellent prices in China draws to a close, one Canadian cherry company says shoppers are ‘more sophisticated’ than five years ago.
September 2nd, 2014
New Zealand cherry industry players discuss several steps underway to make the most of booming opportunities in Asia.
September 1st, 2014
Australian citrus is one of many imported fruits that have suffered from flat sales in China recently.
August 21st, 2014
After frosts that hit the recent crop, Chile stonefruit growers are gearing up for higher production in 2014-15.
August 14th, 2014
Simon Boughey is not too fussed about the loss of the Russian cherry market for now.
August 11th, 2014
Two Russian importers claim most products lost from the ban on EU produce can be regained from other countries.
July 31st, 2014
Irina Koziy gives the lowdown on the different implications of Russia’s recent ban on many Polish crops.
July 29th, 2014
Chilean cherries prices shot up this year but not all growers received the full benefit of the increase.
July 22nd, 2014
Shandong Goodfarmer’s president talks about Ecuadorian bananas, Zespri kiwifruit and creating a new Latin American company.
June 27th, 2014
The biggest U.S. states for sweet cherry production have witnessed significant changes, in opposite directions.
A range of markets are showing great interest in U.S. Northwest cherries, but it would take the “entire world” to move the 2014 crop.
June 23rd, 2014
British Colombia’s cherry growers say the new deal with China is a gigant step for the industry.
June 19th, 2014
Canadian government officials hope blueberries will follow a recent Chinese cherry market access deal.
May 22nd, 2014
Amy Nguyen is optimistic for selling a range of produce items in China following a recent USDA trade mission visit.
May 21st, 2014
Excellent weather has led to one northwestern U.S. fruit grower expecting a huge rise in cherry production this year.
May 8th, 2014
Chelan Fresh has high expectations for the cherry season around the corner, with bigger volumes of a well-received variety introduced in 2012.
May 7th, 2014
New Zealand’s wine sector was not able to beat apple growers’ phenomenal rise in export values last year.
After registering its highest ever profits, Britain’s leading berry grower-marketer has appointed a new chairman.
April 29th, 2014
Chilean cherry exports grew by almost a third, but frosts still took their toll on final volume.
April 23rd, 2014
The Australian Government has requested changes to Thai cherry import protocols.
After a three-year hiatus, Aussie stonefruit growers are squeezing in late season shipments to Thailand.
April 14th, 2014
From apple scarcity to a flood of Iranian kiwifruit, IG International’s Tarun Arora explains Indian market trends, along with a few export ventures.
April 10th, 2014
Australian cherry exporters have gotten more bang for their buck in recent months.
April 3rd, 2014
With Chinese cherry demand growing, should Chile worry about over reliance on the Asian market?
March 3rd, 2014
Transportation time for Pakistani fruit exported to China will be cut to 70 minutes by air.
February 18th, 2014
A wide range of Australian horticultural products will enjoy an immediate tariff break in Korea.
February 6th, 2014
A mysterious disease in Washington state is causing small, tasteless and unmarketable cherries.
January 29th, 2014
Two Chinese experts explain the factors behind this year’s “viral” cherry sales campaign.
January 2nd, 2014
Volume for Chilean cherries may be down for the Chinese New Year but the fruit should perform well.
Oregon cherry researcher Lynn Long has found promising results from two Russian roostocks.
December 13th, 2013
China Eastern Airlines brought its first batch of Chilean fruit to Shanghai under a new flight itinerary arrangement.
December 10th, 2013
Liu Chuanzhi and Chen Shaopeng talk about fruit investment opportunities in Chile, Australia and the U.S.
November 29th, 2013
ASOEX has spoken out over the “serious and severe disruption” to fruit traders caused by public sector strikes in Chile.
November 21st, 2013
New Zealand is set to get a fresh competitive edge in its top cherry export market.
November 18th, 2013
The Chilean cherry industry expects a slight rise in exports to China this year, despite the effects of frosts.
October 24th, 2013
Through an ASOEX agreement, Chilean fruit will have a direct route to 200 Chinese wholesale markets.
October 19th, 2013
A Chinese fruit importer has urged Chilean shippers to lower their price expectations in the market.
October 11th, 2013
Chelan Fresh’s Mac Riggan compares the company’s Cup o’ Cherries to the convenience of a to-go coffee.
October 9th, 2013
Chilean frost loss damages estimates have risen by 20 million boxes of fruit.
Indonesia, Morocco and India were a few markets highlighted for Chilean fruit opportunities at Fruittrade yesterday.
September 26th, 2013
Export growth for Chile’s strongest fruit commodities helped offset heavy falls for products like avocados and oranges last season.
September 25th, 2013
Blueberries, cherries and plums look likely to be the biggest victims of Chile’s recent frosts, but other crops have also been affected.
September 10th, 2013
A recent Asia Fruit Award winner discusses the key fruits that are making ground in the Malaysian market.
September 9th, 2013
A USDA report forecasts jumps and falls in the production of different Australian stonefruit crops in 2013-14.
August 29th, 2013
An aging population and a shift away from fresh fruit are affecting Japan’s stonefruit market growth possibilities.
August 27th, 2013
Rajpol’s Dominik Wozniak discusses a year of rising demand for Polish cherries abroad and at home.
August 26th, 2013
Mentions for Bing cherries outpaced the Rainier variety on Twitter and Facebook.
August 16th, 2013
Good winter conditions were kind to cherry production in Poland, the world’s top exporter of frozen cherries.
August 13th, 2013
Lantao’s John Wang gives his verdict on the varying quality and prospects in China for imported apples, grapes, citrus and cherries.
August 5th, 2013
A Chinese website is flying in U.S. cherries to meet strong demand for the fruit.
July 19th, 2013
Despite adverse weather, one cherry exporter in northern Spain reported a strong season with high prices.
June 17th, 2013
Canadian cherry exporters are already preparing to sell their fruit in China, while access for another key fruit is also in the works.
June 14th, 2013
Michigan is working to build its footprint as a U.S. agricultural product and fruit exporter in Latin America and Asia.
June 13th, 2013
A Chilean cherry research project will use rhizobacteria to fight damaging parasites.
May 23rd, 2013
Optical cherry sorters may help ease labor shortage in California.
May 20th, 2013
Turkey’s leading cherry grower-exporter is upbeat this season but taking no chances on the impacts of inclement weather.
May 13th, 2013
A sweet cherry rootstock out of Russia may have cross-regional utility for Chilean growers.
May 9th, 2013
Michael Worthington says Australian growers need to consider how to deal with potentially higher fresh produce imports.
May 8th, 2013
The “Frisco” and “Rocket” cherry varieties could encourage an earlier U.K. season.
April 23rd, 2013
Australia will add cherries from California to its pre-shipment inspection program.
April 17th, 2013
The U.S. Trade Representative has listed several sanitary and phytosanitary measures holding back exports.
April 9th, 2013
A recent Australian cherry report looks at export dynamics by state and destination.
April 5th, 2013
A good growing season and less Chilean competition helped boost Australian cherries in 2012-13.
March 26th, 2013
Chile had a rough year for cherries due to poor climatic conditions that struck a blow to output.
March 22nd, 2013
Developers hope the Nadia cherry-plum hybrid will lead a new generation of fruit.
March 15th, 2013
Oscar Ortiz explains the development of a unique cherry brand in a lucrative market window worldwide.
January 21st, 2013
The first Australian cherry exports to China took off late last week.
January 17th, 2013
Six new cold-weather cherry varieties have entered their first year of production in Canada.
January 16th, 2013
Chilean cherry growers are aiming to reduce dependence on scarce labor supply by learning Australian techniques.
December 20th, 2012
Strange rains have slashed Chile’s cherry export prospects, with lighter effects for grapes and blueberries.
December 19th, 2012
Disease resistance and high productivity are traits of new Brazilian limes, passionfruit and cherries.
December 17th, 2012
A Chilean breeding program is aiming for cherries that can be grown in earlier and warmer northern areas.
December 13th, 2012
Flight delays and a build-up of cherries and blueberries in storage have impacted Chile’s export sector.
December 7th, 2012
Washington’s cherry and apricot growers are set to have lower marketing rates on their fruit.
November 27th, 2012
Chile’s top cherry exporter has opened a US$30 million processing plant.
November 12th, 2012
Chile’s cherry export figures will be quite different this year going into mid-December.
Australia has finally achieved access to the highly coveted Chinese cherry market.
October 25th, 2012
Isabel Quiroz says Chile neglecting the U.S. cherry market would not be good for its long term business.
October 16th, 2012
MSU’s Dr Gregory Lang discusses the benefits of retractable rooves for protected cherry production.
October 8th, 2012
Kingo Chile general manager Carlos Martin Vasquez discusses trends for fruit exports to China, Taiwan and Korea.
October 2nd, 2012
Australian and Chinese officials will hold bilateral talks in Beijing this month to discuss cherry market access.
September 19th, 2012
Chile needs to intensify its marketing in India to make the most of lower import tariffs.
September 7th, 2012
Okanagan has granted production rights for the Staccato cherry in the U.K. and Ireland.
August 28th, 2012
Turkish cherry production and exports have recovered from a ‘devastating’ 2011.
August 14th, 2012
Anton Rabe explains how sterile mating is controlling Mediterranean fruit fly populations in South Africa.
August 6th, 2012
The Sweetheart cherry cultivar has helped Canada establish itself as a worldwide exporter.
July 27th, 2012
Thunderstorms and hail in Washington State have caused isolated fruit orchard damage.
July 19th, 2012
Cold weather and prolonged rain have slowed down England’s ambitious cherry growth.
June 13th, 2012
Oppenheimer expects enhanced cherry volumes for the U.S. Northwest program.
June 1st, 2012
Taiwan has threatened to cut off Australia’s cold treatment cherry export option if it is not used this year.
May 22nd, 2012
PMA’s Michael Worthington provides a snapshot of Australia’s produce industry and retail trends.
May 16th, 2012
Chile’s organic horticultural production land fell last year, but positive signs were seen for organic wine.
May 3rd, 2012
Fedefruta chief Antonio Walker says Patagonia is Chile’s comparative advantage in the fruit industry.
April 30th, 2012
Chilean ag minister Luis Mayol has met with Indian Ambassador Pradeep Kapur ahead of an Asian tour.
April 17th, 2012
Chile’s port of Valparaiso has shown good capacity to handle a significant rise in fruit exports this year.
April 12th, 2012
Australian cherry growers are looking for more options in protocol negotiations with China and Thailand.
March 23rd, 2012
An FTA could make India “capable of consuming all of Chile’s produce”, says a leading fruit importer.
March 14th, 2012
Thailand and Chile have taken fresh steps towards developing a fruit trade protocol.
March 7th, 2012
Chile’s fruit shipments jumped due to an increasing appetite for cherry, plum and blueberry imports.
February 23rd, 2012
A U.S. study has found there is serious electricity-generating potential in fruit, nut and coconut waste.
January 26th, 2012
Fruit exporters from Washington State, California and Australia discuss the impacts of a potential Jakarta port closure.
January 25th, 2012
Australia’s stonefruit sales in Asia were going well until Chilean fruit flooded the market.
January 23rd, 2012
The allure of Chinese New Year prices has attracted more fruit this year, leading to logistical constraints in Hong Kong.
January 20th, 2012
New Zealand’s export cherries and apricots have taken a battering from heavy rain.
January 18th, 2012
A strong domestic market has helped compensate the effects of a Thai ban on Australian cherries.
January 17th, 2012
A University of Tasmania researcher discusses promising findings about managing cherry crops to avoid cracking.
January 12th, 2012
Chile is sending higher cherry volumes to Asia this year, but will prices keep steady?
January 11th, 2012
Chile is busy testing new fruit hybrids which it believes are key for strengthening its market position.
January 6th, 2012
Luis Mayol’s first act as Chilean Agricultural Minister is offering a credit line for fire-affected farmers.
January 5th, 2012
The Peruvian government is hopeful a small shipment of blueberries will be exported in September.
December 30th, 2011
Giumarra will work with New Zealand-based RD8 Fresh Produce to sell apricots and cherries in the U.S.
December 29th, 2011
Growers in a key Australian cherry region are leaving fruit on trees and are calling on the government for export support.
December 23rd, 2011
Australia cherry growers are gearing up for potential Chinese export entry in February.
December 20th, 2011
Chile expects record cherry exports to China this season, but will earlier Chinese New Year celebrations hit prices?
December 15th, 2011
China and other Latin American countries are becoming increasingly important markets for Chilean cherries.
South Africa’s cherry industry looks set to expand with the planting of a new range of cultivars suited to milder climates.
December 9th, 2011
Volcanic ash has slashed cherry production in the Patagonian province of Neuquén.
November 29th, 2011
Cherry growers in Argentina’s Mendoza province are facing negative cash flows and tough market conditions.
November 28th, 2011
Peru has the possibility of extending the Southern Hemisphere cherry season and producing the fruit on a grand scale.
November 23rd, 2011
Cherry imports from Argentina and Chile are being re-packed in the U.S. to make them more appealing.
November 11th, 2011
Some early maturing cherries in Chile have suffered damage from rainfalls earlier this week.
November 7th, 2011
Ash from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcano eruption could lead to a difficult cherry season in an Argentine province.
November 2nd, 2011
A delegation of Australian cherry growers is headed to China today with hopes of market access before Christmas.
October 28th, 2011
Frosts have led to minor damages for Chilean cherries, but the country is still on track for a record year.
October 25th, 2011
An Argentine cherry grower co-operative in Patagonia has forecast a significant production rise this year.
October 14th, 2011
If Chile’s mild spring continues the country could be in for a record cherry harvest.
October 13th, 2011
Plenty of rain and cool temperatures have helped the Australian state of NSW state with its stonefruit harvest.
October 6th, 2011
South African stonefruit exports are set to arrive in the U.S. after a positive assessment from APHIS.
September 22nd, 2011
Urbanization has spurred Chile’s fruit union to call for labor law changes if it is to meet its high export goals.
September 14th, 2011
Chile is increasingly looking to China and Indonesia for horticultural export opportunities.
August 23rd, 2011
Australian peaches, nectarines and cherries are expected to ‘rebound’ in crop year 2012, according to a USDA report.
August 16th, 2011
Chile’s peach and nectarine cultivation area has declined in recent years but growers have planted more productive varieties.
August 2nd, 2011
Chile is looking to export kiwifruit and cherries to Bangladesh.
July 26th, 2011
The U.S. has shipped it’s first ever fresh fruit to Western Australia.
July 18th, 2011
With Chilean blueberries now allowed for Chinese market entry, we take a look at how the fruit is selling on the ground.
July 7th, 2011
Chile’s Office of Agriculture Studies and Policy (ODEPA) gives an export breakdown of different fruit species in the first five months of 2011.
July 1st, 2011
Net returns for Chile’s cherry exports have fallen 25% during the 2010-11 season for all varieties.
June 17th, 2011
With risk comes reward for Chile’s fruit venture capitalists.
June 3rd, 2011
The USDA’s latest announcement on South African stonefruit could open a niche market, but there is doubt over transfer times.
June 2nd, 2011
South Africa’s apricots, cherries and plumcots are one step closer to hitting U.S. supermarket shelves.
May 18th, 2011
Chile’s fresh fruit export growth was heavily driven by apples and grapes in the first quarter of 2011.
May 6th, 2011
More than US$45 million of Australian ag businessman Paul Rennie’s assets have been frozen by a Federal Court judge.
March 8th, 2011
Chile’s Office of Agriculture Studies and Policy (ODEPA) has announced a 19.5% rise in fruit shipments in January.
February 25th, 2011
Unifrutti Global’s Chilean arm refuses to rest on its laurels of successful export growth, with plans to invest in modernizing facilities and building production capacity.
February 11th, 2011
Summer rains have slashed New Zealand cherry harvest expectations in half, but record export volumes are still likely.
January 26th, 2011
U.S. cherry supplier and importer of Chilean cherries calls for more accurate labelling on cartons.
January 19th, 2011
Chile’s cherry exporters record 83% boost in shipments compared to 2009-10 season.
January 3rd, 2011
Otago region, already posting big volumes, reports small losses
December 17th, 2010
The Earlise and Bigalise cherry varieties will be grown in Chile and exported abroad.
December 15th, 2010
Up to 8,000 metric tons of good quality fruit ready to be harvested
Precipitation hit right before the harvest peak in growing areas south of the capital over the weekend.
December 14th, 2010
Unusual precipitation falls as cherries reach peak harvest time. Damage could affect as much as 10% of the season’s harvest.
December 7th, 2010
Continuing heavy rain in eastern and southern Australia has devastated crops. Apart from the fruit industry the nation’s multibillion-dollar wheat industry also taking a severe hit.
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