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Following the cold temperatures that hit Florida the first weekend in February, Florida’s blueberry growers are still assessing how well their crops made it through.
Lost Orchard Company has confirmed that Snazzy Fruit Company has secured rights to export the newly commercialised Roxy™ apple variety bred by private plant breeder Fashion Foods Limited.
Intercitrus has learned of the approval given by the Standing Committee on Plant Health of the European Union (Scopaff) of a forthcoming regulatory change that will impose cold treatment in transit for all orange imports into Europe from countries suffering from the so-called false coddling moth. The formal vote on the change is scheduled to take place at an extraordinary Scopaff meeting next Monday.
Nike is creating a food-themed Dunk Low, and the fruit it picked should be irresistible to millennials. Images of the Dunk Low “Avocado” have surfaced, showing how the sneaker takes its dress from the creamy fruit, with the majority of the upper coming in dark green to match an avocado’s skin.
On January 1st, 2022, Belarus imposed a six-month ban on food imports from the EU, including fruit and vegetables. It is yet another, albeit smaller, blow to some Dutch and Belgian pear growers and traders. It follows Russia's ongoing trade boycott implemented on August 7th, 2014.
Over 40,000 tons of Egyptian oranges in 150 shipments are currently being held at Russian ports, pending negotiations between the two countries to allow the containers to enter. Although Russian officials claim the shipments do not meet its import specifications, Egyptian exporters laid the blame on Russia for changing its standards without coordinating with the Egyptian side.
The global lime market is currently set for a revival, as the catering industry continues to open back up across many countries, increasing the demand for the citrus fruit. Markets like the Netherlands expect this trend to continue as the year progresses and as the tourism industry gets back on its feet in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.