Upcoming crop of May 2019 of camarossa. Annually 65.000 tons of strawberries are grown of which 60 % is exported. The quality is deeper red and is highly appreciated by jam and filling producers. We keep you posted about the crop result of this year II
The stone fruit sector revealed the European predictions for the 2019 apricot season with nearly 632.00 tonnes Although it is difficult to make predictions at this stage, an increase of 19 % compared to the 2013/2017 average is expected.
For 3 years now, the apricot seasons have been disappointing for European producers in general, but especially for French producers. It is a real challenge for the apricot sector to meet the standards of the trend for excessively colorful fruits, without losing the taste a In 2019, the climate was marked by a mild winter, especially in Spain and in Languedoc Roussillon. The unmet need for a cold winter led to production deficits for some varieties. The frost at the end of February also affected these low productions, particularly in the regions of Castilla la Mancha and Murcia, which will penalize the Spanish production. Even if the production is penalized by conjunctural problems, European apricot orchards are modernizing, developing, which explains why the 2019 predictions are above average. Taking a closer look at the different countries, compared to 2018, only Spain sees its production reduced by 36%. Greece is stable at +1%, France and Italy are regaining their normal production levels, with +43% and +36% respectively.
We expect interesting prices for apricot halves and cubes 10/10 mm.
Pineapple S- America
For about a month, there has been a small stock of pineapples from the major pineapple producers: Colombia, Ecuador and Costa Rica. The reason for this is the changing weather conditions and excessive rainfall. This situation may persist for a few weeks. Given the small stocks (20 to 30% less), the price have risen by around 15 to 20%.
From the end of May to the end of June, the "natural flowering" stage should take place in the producing countries, and a very large supply of pineapples can therefore be expected for the MD 2 variety.