OVERVIEW GLOBAL KIWIFRUIT MARKET

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New cultivars & production methods for guava industry

15 September 2017 – The Western Cape Department of Agriculture is funding research to stimulate and sustain the growth and development of minor crops in the province, a move that promises to transform the guava industry in the region. Read more…


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4 September 2017 – First commercial Soreli kiwi harvests from South Africa. Read more…


Overview Global Mango Market

25 August 2017 – There is a positive mood in the mango market. Major import markets like Europe and the US have enough volumes. The only downside is that sizes in the US have been a bit smaller. Also in terms of production is there hardly any reason to complain. Read more…


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10 August 2017 – Sweet dragon fruit cultivars introduced to boost South African production. Read more…


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9 August 2017 – Optimism around guava industry, despite disease impact. Read more…


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29 May 2017 – South Africa: Downturn in avocado prices. Read more…


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10 May 2017 -China takes vast majority of South African pecan nuts. Read more…http://www.freshplaza.com/article/175160/Fewer-oversize-pecans-than-last-year


Heavy rains during South African mango harvest season affect quality

At the tail-end of the 2017 mango season, volumes are up from last year but quality hasn’t always followed suit, due to heavy rains during harvesting. In the northernmost areas mango growers are wrapping up their season while mango growers in Tzaneen still have about a month to go. Read more…


Fig exports from South Africa steadily on the rise

The South African fig export industry, barely a decade old, is expanding, with domestic demand also showing improvement as a result of the so-called “foodie” culture. It is a difficult fruit to export because it spoils easily: it needs to be picked at the optimal time (at 85 to 90% ripeness for export) and requires a very secure cold chain, with no fluctuations in temperature, such as fruit at fresh produce markets typically experience when they are moved out of cold storage to the display floor and back again. Read more…