Fresh This Month

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    Protected English asparagus mission heads to Brussels

    Gus the “asparagus man” joins a Vale of Evesham delegation to say “thank you” to Brussels for awarding the English vegetable Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). Read more >

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    Berry specialist brings Oregon-developed blueberry varieties to world stage

    Global Plant Genetics has held meetings with potential clients in Chile, Peru, Argentina and the US over recent weeks. Read more >

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    Delays for Peruvian Satsuma mandarin campaign

    The UK and Canada are leading export markets for the South American satsumas which are later than usual this season due to colouring problems. Read more >

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    “Easyfresh Express” reefer container train transports Spanish produce all over Europe

    Loaded with perishables, the reefer container train departs Valencia for the 50-hour journey into the Netherlands in a pilot voyage testing the forthcoming “disruptive” rail service. Read more >

  • Rubens

    Serbian apple grower “excited” to distribute Rubens apple variety

    Delta Agrar will distribute the Gala and Elstar cross throughout Russia, Serbia and the Balkans region joining other northern hemisphere licensees enhancing the fruit’s international profile. Read more >

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    Spanish crops still “thin on the ground” as the impact of extreme weather continues

    Supplies of broccoli, salad leaves, peppers and tomatoes remain low following planting gaps earlier in the growing season, exacerbated by recent low light levels. Read more >

  • Cartama avocados in boxes

    Fresca Group inks deal promoting Colombian avocados in UK

    The new joint venture between South American growers and the Fresca Group, Cartama UK, will supply Hass to fast-growing British and European markets. Read more >

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    Jaffa Orri Mandarin exporters target Chinese market

    Israel’s Plant Production and Marketing Board is ramping up sales to China following significant production increases this season. Read more >

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    Cold weather a blessing in disguise for Spanish strawberries

    The Freshuelva industry is also celebrating the growing relevance of locally developed varieties to reduce dependence on foreign programmes. Read more >

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The bikers on a mission to educate kids about fruit and veg

Waitrose fruit buyer, Amy Lance, is on the last leg of her year-long sabbatical working with growers around the world. At her latest stop in South Africa she caught up with the guys behind ‘The Great Fruit Adventure’. View full post >

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What happens to the Protected Designation of Origin scheme post-Brexit?

Elementar UK general manager, Paul Wheeler, explores how Brexit might impact PDO products in the UK amid concerns that small producers practising ancient methods could lose out to mass-production competitors. View full post >

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Fairtrade Fortnight: Fighting exploitation and tackling transparency through banana certification

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight (Monday 27 February - Sunday 12 March), banana supply chain manager Leena Camadoo explains why certification must be matched with capacity-building. View full post >