Excellent EU grape market – if only the grapes can get there

11 December 2017 – Delays at Cape Town and Durban harbours. Read more…


South African stonefruit quality is unaffected by drought

6 December 2017 – Given the challenges of the season, things are in actual fact looking pretty good. On both peaches and nectarines the size, colour and eating quality are exemplary this year. Read more…


Climate has effect on southern hemisphere grapes

4 December 2017 – During the second half of this year, the grape production in Southern Europe finished earlier than in other years. The countries in the southern hemisphere then took over from, among others, the Spanish, Italian and Greek grapes. In some cases, the grape was affected by drought, rain and flooding in South Africa, Brazil and Peru. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

30 November 2017 – South Africa: Larger percentage of smaller fruit due to drought. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

23 November 2017 – Exports of apples and pears from South Africa growing steadily. Read more…


Late rain improves outlook for South African stonefruit

16 November 2017 – The Western Cape is thrilled with the rain that has fallen over the past few days, particularly in the Klein-Karoo and the Overberg regions, with amounts upwards of 40mm for towns like Robertson, Riversdal, Heidelberg and even 80mm in Swellendam. Read more…


UK & EU markets very keen for first South African grapes

14 November 2017 – Grape packing for the new season commenced three weeks ago with seedless white varieties from the Limpopo production area. The first volumes which have left South African shores for “very keen” markets in the UK and the EU, are expected to arrive by week 48. Read more…


Overview Global Apple Market

3 November 2017 – This year’s weather conditions in Europe have had a very clear impact on the market. Fewer apples have been harvested due to frost, hail and heat damage. Furthermore, the calibres are larger, which has resulted in a shortage of small sizes. Read more…


Strong demand for South African apples in the Far East

28 August 2017 – Traders are quite positive about how the pomefruit season has turned out. Read more…