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Extra sunshine leads to cherry “crop flush”, says Tesco
17 July 2017
Hot British weather has led to abundant cherry supplies with the retailer buying 80 tonnes extra per week from English growers.
French startup secures £7M investment to grow strawberries in containers
14 July 2017
“We want to build the biggest brand for fruits and vegetables,” a French executive was quoted as saying.
Spotted wing Drosophila found for the first time in Chile
13 July 2017
It's a pest that's been a thorn in the side of blueberry growers from Europe to North America, and now it's been detected in the world's top exporting nation for the crop.
Nairobi-Yorkshire route flying in Kenyan vegetables for UK retailers
27 June 2017
Weekly scheduled flights into Doncaster Sheffield Airport mark the beginning of a key route with import and export trade opportunities for Kenyan and British growers.
Strategic shift starts to bear fruit for South African grapefruit
23 June 2017
While recent droughts may have clouded the visible impact, production and marketing methods are changing for the "feast or famine" crop.
M&S pioneer cutting-edge laser labelling for avocados
20 June 2017
The British retailer say the innovative lasering method is a cost-effective, eco-friendly alternative to stickering.
Bizarre shaped fruit and veg with a premium price tag
16 June 2017
Heart-shaped apples, square watermelons, Trump-esque pumpkins and Buddha-shaped pears - the fruit and vegetable moulds transforming produce into wacky shapes with extraordinary add-on value.
OTC-Holland develops organic Colombian lime project
09 June 2017
The first limes arrived last week at the OTC bio-handling centre in Poeldijk, the Netherlands.
Australia: First overseas trials planned for Bravo apple this year
01 June 2017
From the same department that bred Pink Lady, the Burgundy-coloured apple is now grown in five Australian states.
Zespri golden kiwifruit variety signals start of summer
30 May 2017
Marketing campaigns for the New Zealand kiwifruit giant’s SunGold variety are underway as sales of the yellow-fleshed fruit go from strength to strength.
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