Rigid EU stance on CBS overburdens South African citrus industry

5 December 2018 – The scientific dispute between the EU and the South African citrus industry has again resulted in stalemate as the latter’s three proposals to manage citrus black spot (CBS) in a more financially and environmentally sustainable manner were summarily rejected. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

28 November 2018 – Despite one of South Africa’s best seasons on record in terms of preventing Citrus Black Spot (CBS) symptoms on fruit arriving at EU borders, the European Union seems determined to meet South Africa’s best efforts with unflinching bureaucratic coldness. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

23 November 2018 – OVERVIEW GLOBAL LEMON MARKET. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

25 October 2018 – South Africa: Reasons for grapefruit explosion in China remain unclear. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

15 October 2018 – “Southern African citrus reached a record volume of production in 2018”. Read more…


OVERVIEW GLOBAL MANDARIN MARKET

5 October 2018 – The first Spanish mandarins are on the market, coming in next to the varieties that are rounding off the overseas season. On the cusp of these two seasons, we take an overview of the global market. Read more…


Freah Plaza News

24 September 2018 – Lemons are gold, oranges stable, but tangerines and grapefruit will be negatively affected. Read more…


South African Valencia suspension to maintain zero CBS interceptions

11 September 2018 – By the end of August there had been zero interceptions of citrus black spot on South African citrus reaching the EU, placing the industry in a favourable position in which it would like to end the season. Read more…


South Africa expects to produce more citrus fruits this season

5 July 2018 – Given the expansion of the acreage and the ideal weather conditions recorded in the main producing regions of Limpopo, the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga, South Africa expects its citrus production to increase this season. Read more…