Watershed moment for SA citrus: full entry into the USA

16 June 2018 – USA officially recognises that citrus fruit are not a pathway for transmission of citrus black spot. Read more…


More than 150,000 tons of citrus exported from South Africa

30 May 2018 – Most of the export volume (47%) was sent to the Middle East. Then came the EU (17%), Asia (16%) and Russia (14%). Grapefruit and tangerines accounted for 25%. Navel oranges sort are shipped in small quantities. Read more…


Fast start to lemon season but navels colouring slowly in Citrusdal

23 May 2018 – The high daytime temperatures of last week in Citrusdal, Western Cape, have been broken by a few days of rain, lifting spirits and lowering temperatures needed for colouring, especially on navels which are two to three weeks late. Read more…


South African Sharon Fruit harvest equal to last season

17 May 2018 – Sharon Fruit (kaki fruit) volumes from the Southern Cape are expected to be on par with last year’s harvest. Read more…


Average export value of Southern African citrus in 2017

25 April 2018 – The gross export earnings increased from R16.2 billion in 2016 to R17.7 billion in 2017 – an increase of 9.2%. Read more…


Global Lime Market

20 April 2018 – At the moment, the situation in the global market is strongly determined by the high prices in the US. Read more…


Overview Global Lemon Market

2 April 2018 – While the productive seasons in countries of the southern hemisphere are about to end, the northern hemisphere is currently preparing for the start of the new campaign. For Brazil, the start of the season was good, but after the turn of the year, the demand dropped. Read more…


Producers pleased with first South African lemons

26 January 2018 – Dry summer has resulted in very low CBS pressure thus far. Read more…


Eastern Cape expects normal citrus harvest, perhaps two weeks late

11 January 2018 – Gamtoos Valley dam level critical but Sundays River Valley in better nick. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

3 January 2017 – Smaller orange harvest in Florida. Read more…