SA grapefruit: not a healthy market in Europe

28 June 2018 – Smaller fruit but exceptional quality. Read more…


OVERVIEW GLOBAL BLUEBERRY MARKET

16 June 2018 – The harvest is slowly moving northwards. In the US, California is closing the season to make way for the north western states. In Europe, there is an overlap between the south and the north. Due to good weather in the north, the harvest has started early, while in the south the weather has not been as favourable. Read more…


Tight apple stocks stimulate demand but pear bottleneck in Europe

14 June 2018 – Weakening Rand improves income but drives up logistics costs. Read more…


Overview Global Stone Fruit Market

1 June 2018 – South Africa is shipping its last plums to Europe, but there is also a lack of understanding among European customers about the high prices. Read more…


Dealing with pumpkin flies

28 May 2018 – Pumpkin flies, which are slightly larger than houseflies, are similar to the fruit flies so well-known to fruit farmers. Read more…


South African topfruit season battles through drought

22 May 2018 – HORTGRO, the umbrella body for the deciduous fruit industry, estimates that the apple export volume is 14% lower than last year, while pears showed less of a reduction, 7% down in exports.  Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

11 April 2018 – Smart water use in South Africa’s apple orchards. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

24 February 2018 – South African pomegranates feel the effects of drought. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

22 February 2018 – South African plum and topfruit estimates adjusted downwards. Read more…


New SA table grape launched in Berlin

13 February 2018 – Meet Joybells. Undoubtedly one of the most promising table grape varieties to emerge from South Africa. Read more…