Prognosfruit’s annual European apple and pear crop forecast

6 August 2021. Prognosfruit’s 2021 European apple and pear crop forecast revealed that while apple production is set to increase by 10%, the upcoming pear crop is expected to decrease by 28%. Read more…


SA pome fruit sector set for record exports in 2021

8 June 2021. Read more…


South African blueberries walk the Peruvian route

21 April 2021. Due to the success of the Peruvian blueberry industry and considering that both countries have similar climates, South Africa has taken steps to advance in the production of blueberries. The new South African strategy may well be successful due to its preferential access to European markets, as well as the Middle East and Asia. Read more…


Table grape industry set for record year

15 April 2021. The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer, welcomed the news that the South African Table Grape Industry reached a total intake for the 2020/2021 season of 73 million cartons. This is significantly more than the 66.15 million cartons recorded last year. Read more…


South African apple and pears start to arrive in the UK

12 April 2021. The 2021 marketing campaign, now in its 13th year, is focussing predominantly on targeting the trade and consumers through industry publications and social media, alongside new recipes. Read more…


Exceptional fruit harvest and near-perfect growing conditions

31 March 2021. Despite Covid-19 and a few tough drought years, the deciduous fruit industry has been blessed with exceptional harvests in every fruit category managed by Hortgro, after “near-perfect growing conditions”. Read more…


SA table grape industry growth trend expected to continue

30 March 2021. According to speakers at the latest monthly broadcast by the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Southern Africa in partnership with Beanstalk Global, the South African table grape industry has been growing for some time, and that trend is expected to continue. Read more…


OVERVIEW GLOBAL TABLE GRAPE MARKET

26 March 2021. Read more…


Container shortage looms over perfect fruit harvests

17 March 2021.Read more…