April 18, 2014 / Week N° 16

Posts Tagged Peaches

Peru demands more peaches

April 10th, 2014

Peru will need more peach planations to satisfy demand from the juice industry.

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Argentina: stonefruit losses steep after Mendoza’s frosts

November 5th, 2013

Frosts in Argentina’s Mendoza province have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars worth of damage to fruit.

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Argentine researchers look for better, sturdier peaches

October 31st, 2013

A breeding program in Argentina hopes to reduce frost damage to peaches.

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South African stonefruit enters concerned European market

October 24th, 2013

A low supply forecast out of South America has meant high interest in South African stonefruit.

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Chile: Fedefruta gives crop-by-crop frost loss update

October 9th, 2013

Chilean frost loss damages estimates have risen by 20 million boxes of fruit.

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Asda named U.K.’s top South African stonefruit retailer

October 8th, 2013

Asda has been recognized for more than 40% sales growth for South African peaches, nectarines and plums.

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Argentine growers suffer from heavy frosts

October 3rd, 2013

Apricots, peaches, grapes, plums and almonds are some of the hardest hit fruits from Argentina’s frosts.

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Australian cherry production could rise in 2013-14

September 9th, 2013

A USDA report forecasts jumps and falls in the production of different Australian stonefruit crops in 2013-14.

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Japan cherry and peach growth prospects look “grim”, says USDA

August 29th, 2013

An aging population and a shift away from fresh fruit are affecting Japan’s stonefruit market growth possibilities.

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Californian peaches, nectarines take off in Australia

August 15th, 2013

John Baker says there is still much to be learned in Australia for Californian stonefruit exporters.

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Mexican authorities declare new fruit fly free area

August 1st, 2013

The peach and apple growing area of Asientos in Mexico has been declared fruit fly free.

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Plums maintain growth for Chilean stonefruit exports

July 30th, 2013

Weather hurt Chilean nectarines and peaches, but plums kept the stonefruit category ahead.

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Australia investigates possible fruit dumping from South Africa, Italy

July 12th, 2013

South African and Italian produce will be the first under investigation by Australia’s new Anti-Dumping Commission.

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Spanish govt pushes for Chinese stonefruit market access

June 13th, 2013

Spain’s FEPEX says China’s phytosanitary measures “mask an extremely effective protectionist policy”.

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Five new stonefruit varieties developed in Spain

June 12th, 2013

Taste, early production and disease resistance are the orders of the day for new peaches and nectarines developed in Spain.

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Strong season expected for Spanish stonefruit

May 2nd, 2013

All Spanish stonefruit categories were expected to rise in volume, except for apricots.

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Brazil: Minas Gerais has strong year for pineapples, peaches and grapes

January 11th, 2013

Pineapple shipments from Brazil’s Minas Gerais state grew 724.5% from January to October 2012.

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Argentina to raise industrial peach output

December 13th, 2012

Peach planting has gone up significantly in the Argentine province of Mendoza over the past year.

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South Africa: big volume and delays for stonefruit

December 11th, 2012

South Africa may have record stonefruit output but will miss the peak European export window.

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U.S.: deficit irrigation bears fruit for peach production

November 22nd, 2012

U.S. scientists could help peach farmers cut water usage during key months.

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New peach variety launched in Brazil

November 22nd, 2012

Brazilian researchers are betting a new peach variety will live up to its name, translated as ‘Fascination’.

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U.S. breeders release new nectarine and peach varieties

November 9th, 2012

Breeders have announced new nectarine and peach varieties ideal for the southern U.S.

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U.S.: fair trade produce imports buoyant in 2012

October 26th, 2012

Fair Trade USA certified produce imports have taken a significant leap in the last two years.

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Favorable weather drives uptick in SA stonefruit forecast

October 22nd, 2012

South Africa is set to grow around one million more cartons of stonefruit this coming season.

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South African stonefruit volumes ‘promising’

October 17th, 2012

South Africa is gearing up for high stonefruit volumes this season as new orchards come on stream.

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SA fruit industry launches U.K. ethical promo campaign

September 28th, 2012

South African fruit growers will emphasize the ethical aspect of production in a bid to increase U.K. sales.

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U.S. competition and new regulations to put pressure on Aussie stonefruit

August 29th, 2012

Australia’s stonefruit growers are facing a squeeze from chemical bans and U.S. imports.

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Turkish stonefruit production picks up in 2012

August 28th, 2012

Turkish cherry production and exports have recovered from a ‘devastating’ 2011.

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Yield shifts for Uruguayan pome fruit in 2011-12

August 20th, 2012

Uruguay’s apple yields have hit a 10-year low but pears have fared better.

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Citrus and stonefruit unharmed by South Africa’s localized floods

August 13th, 2012

South African stonefruit growers are relieved their crops are intact despite recent bad weather.

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Produce Geek: peak season tastiness is a strong consumer driver

July 20th, 2012

Produce Geek Jonathan Steffy explains how fruit seasonality can work for importers.

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Stonefruit phenols could tackle metabolic syndrome, study shows

June 22nd, 2012

U.S. researchers will soon put their obesity-tackling stonefruit compounds to the test on mice.

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South Africa: quad bike patrol gets the better of fruit fly pests

June 1st, 2012

Spraying chemicals by air is not the only option, as a South African father and son quad bike team have proved.

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China drives global peach production boost

May 30th, 2012

More plantations in China have helped push up global peach production in 2011-12.

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Opinion: New markets are essential for SA’s future export rise

April 27th, 2012

South Africa must develop new import destinations for its increasing plum, peach and nectarine yields.

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South Africa may lobby EU over broken stone classification

April 23rd, 2012

South African stonefruit exporters discuss the increasingly demanding standards set by European retailers.

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New NZ organic peach shows leaf curl resistance

March 8th, 2012

An elderly New Zealand couple is on track to commercialize an organic tasty peach that resists disease without spraying.

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Coconut, fruit and nut waste could power energy-poor countries

February 23rd, 2012

A U.S. study has found there is serious electricity-generating potential in fruit, nut and coconut waste.

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Aussie stonefruit exporter expects post-Chinese New Year congestion

January 25th, 2012

Australia’s stonefruit sales in Asia were going well until Chilean fruit flooded the market.

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Chilean stonefruit hitting peak volumes

January 20th, 2012

Chile is expected to keep stable stonefruit export volumes this year despite production falls.

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SA peach and plum exports soar in the U.K.

January 18th, 2012

Lower Mediterranean peach and nectarine stocks have led to a South African boost in U.K.-bound exports

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SA apricots have exceeded expectations, says Hortgro

January 9th, 2012

South Africa’s apricot export volumes have risen significantly, but plum shipments are down.

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Argentina could embrace new U.S. peach variety

December 27th, 2011

Argentina’s National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) is promoting a new peach variety to growers.

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Chilean fresh fruit exports up 7%

December 26th, 2011

Chile registered strong fruit export growth in 2011 despite falls for apples, avocadoes and kiwifruit.

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Southern Hemisphere set for slight stonefruit rise

November 29th, 2011

Market researcher iQonsulting has forecast a 3% rise for Southern Hemisphere stonefruit exports.

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Aussie stonefruit set for 2011-12 recovery

November 8th, 2011

Australia expects a strong stonefruit crop with the first shipments to arrive in Hong Kong in December.

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Stonefruit season looking peachy for South Africa

October 3rd, 2011

South African stonefruit exports are set to rise this year, with a growing share of late plums.

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Colombia: Huila aims to market new fruit to Europe

September 2nd, 2011

The Colombian department of Huila aims to export blackberries, avocadoes, peaches, sweet granadillas and cholupas to Europe.

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Aussie stonefruit could ‘rebound’ in CY2012

August 23rd, 2011

Australian peaches, nectarines and cherries are expected to ‘rebound’ in crop year 2012, according to a USDA report.

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Chile’s peach area down, cherries set to rise

August 16th, 2011

Chile’s peach and nectarine cultivation area has declined in recent years but growers have planted more productive varieties.

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Chile’s fruit exports rise 13% in early 2011

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.

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Drought cuts Bolivian citrus production 25%

May 6th, 2011

Drought has cut back Bolivia’s citrus production this season while frosts had a negative impact on tomatoes.

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New varieties bolster Ecuador’s peach production

April 21st, 2011

New peach varieties in Ecuador could yield 60% higher returns, says INIAP.

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Chile’s fruit shipments 19.5% higher in January

March 8th, 2011

Chile’s Office of Agriculture Studies and Policy (ODEPA) has announced a 19.5% rise in fruit shipments in January.

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Argentine province offers zero-interest loans to farmers

February 3rd, 2011

Mendoza provincial government in Argentina has offered zero interest loans to support plum, apple and pear farmers.

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South Africa’s apricot season ends, plum exports skyrocket in week 1

January 20th, 2011

All stone fruit shipments to the Middle East increase dramatically

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Uruguay’s apple production expected to increase 33% in 2010-11

January 18th, 2011

Meanwhile, pear production is expected to drop by about 20%

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Western Argentina expects huge plum, peach production

January 4th, 2011

Plum production expected to nearly quintuple; peaches forecast to be up more than 150%

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Half of stonefruit in Argentina province damaged in windstorm

November 11th, 2010

Wind gusts of more than 53 miles per hour on Nov. 7 devastated the stonefruit sector in Argentina’s San Juan region, with more than 50% of apricots, plums and peaches damaged

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Chilean shipments of stonefruit to increase 20% in 2010-11

November 1st, 2010

With better weather in 2010, Chile is expected to ship about 200,000 tons, while South African exporters worry about the exchange rate, iQonsulting report says.

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