With Brexit a factor, growers target larger crop of Picota cherries for UK

UK growers foresee favourable season ahead for cherries from UK, abroad

European Picota cherry growers in Spain’s Jerte Valley west of Madrid are predicting a bountiful harvest in mid-June after a three-week blossom in April that saw pristine weather conditions. More than a million cherry trees are grown on the slopes of the mountain, and this year’s volumes headed to the UK are expected to be […]

Mandarins fuel record South Africa forecasts for big citrus export year

Fresh Fruit Portal South Africa is expecting citrus exports in 2021 to set another consecutive record, driven in large part by late mandarins. The Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa (CGA) said estimates are for 158.7 million cartons for South Africa. The industry in 2020 exported 146 million, and 130 million in 2019, meaning that, […]