Pink Lady apple founder John Cripps passes away

The legend behind the the Pink Lady apple, John Cripps has passed away in Australia where he released his apple formula to the market 30 years ago. He was 95 years old. According to News.co.au, Cripps daughter Helen Cripps commented on her father’s legacy in an interview with ABC radio. “It took 25 years of research […]

Camellia buys Major Apple Supplier Bardsley England

LONDON — Global agriculture group Camellia Plc has purchased an 80% stake in Bardsley England for £15.7m while also making a loan to Bardsley of £9.3m.  Bardsley England, a major fruit farming business whose customers include many major supermarkets, is the UK’s second largest apple grower, with a farming operation that covers 850 hectares (2,100 […]

South Africa expects big pome fruit harvest, but shipping costs a concern

South African fruit group Hortgro says exports to UK will continue as planned

South Africa’s Hortgro says it is expecting a record apple and pear crop this season after “near-perfect growing conditions”. The “exceptional” harvests come despite challenges relating to the Covid-19 pandemic and a “few tough years of drought”, it said. Additionally, the expected record volumes come in spite of the Langkloof hail which in January removed […]

Pink Lady gives UK consumers a chance to name apple trees in France

Pink Lady is welcoming the Northern Hemisphere season with a unique promotion for Aldi’s UK customers – the opportunity not only to adopt one of its apple trees in France but a chance to win a trip to its orchards. Some 500 shoppers will have a tree in Nantes named for them on an eco-friendly […]