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Smaller crop expected as avocado season starts

The South African 2018/19 avocado season has begun and it looks as if it will not repeat the “astronomical increase” in crop size of...

Egypt’s orange exports on the rise

This year, Egypt may overtake Spain as one of the biggest orange exporters, as was announced in late 2018. The prediction that Egypt will...

Lemon harvest starts in northern South Africa

Lemon volumes are picking up from the north of the country and exports to Russia, the Middle East and the Far East have commenced...

SA avocado estimate drastically reduced

The initial estimate for the 2018/2019 avocado season is between 15.5 million and 16 million equivalent 4kg cartons. This is a reduction of around...

The start of wine grape #Harvest2019

The 2019 South African wine grape harvest has started, and the harvest is expected to be a little bigger than last year’s. The 2018...

A unique onion marketing season

Dutch onion traders, some of whom have not imported South African onions for many years, have been visiting South Africa. Likewise, some South African...

Namibia: Late start to grape harvest might be a blessing

The grape harvest in Aussenkehr started slightly late this season. This is according to Willem Visser of Silverlands. “We started harvesting a little later...

Start of third South African litchi season

One US importer of specialty fruits is about to begin their third South African litchi season. “We are two weeks away from starting our...

Inaugural season for Brazilian mangoes in SA

South Africans love mangoes and, for the past month, they haven't had to wait for the start of the local season. The first large...

Prepare vines for the 2019 harvest

Wine grape producers can utilise new technology and research to measure and manage their soil and water use more efficiently and, in doing so,...