Feb 27, 2018 - Freshmax is thrilled to be launching their Munch’n kiwiberries into India this week. This will be the first shipment of New Zealand kiwiberries into India, as a result of a great relationship with importer Suri Agro Fresh. They have been quick to recognise a recent surge in interest for fresh berries with their consumers, and wanted to add kiwiberries to their product offering. This also complements their range of other New Zealand produce, such as kiwifruit, apples and avocados.
Feb 22, 2018 - An influx of Italian Zespri kiwifruit growers this week will finish up their tour of orchards around New Zealand. The 20 visitors are the first in a series of ‘technical tour’ groups that will bring 120 people from Korea, Japan, China, France and Italy to New Zealand orchards this year.
Feb 21, 2018 - Over two days, the Produce Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand (PMA A-NZ) is hosting two events for the fresh produce and floral industry in Auckland, New Zealand. The first event is the PMA A-NZ Fresh Forum & Networking Drinks to take place at La Cigale, The French Market on 28 February. This forum is open to all industry members and is an opportunity to tackle big industry topics through robust discussion between members, guests and the PMA A-NZ board.
Feb 21, 2018 - It was all things ‘Honeycrisp’ when the International Fruit Tree Association’s (IFTA) 2018 New Zealand Study Tour kicked off in Christchurch, NZ. While most growers on this tour are familiar with the pesky but popular variety, the story of how ‘Honeycrisp’ found its way to the South Island is unique.
Feb 19, 2018 - Italian growers make up the first of several delegations to travel to New Zealand this season. Zespri has hosted the first of its technical tour groups for the 2018 season, with a contingent of 20 Italian growers finishing up their six-day tour of New Zealand this week.
Feb 08, 2018 - Freshmax are already harvesting the first of their premium kiwiberries today – this is significantly earlier than in previous seasons and they are feeling positive about an outstanding season ahead. The New Zealand summer has been kind to growers and they are delighted to welcome an early harvest with confidence around taste and appearance of the Hortgem Tahi variety.
Feb 04, 2018 - A new partnership has been announced between New Zealand and the State of Himachal Pradesh under the Himachal Pradesh Horticultural Development Project which targets smallholder farmers in northern India.
Feb 03, 2018 - The $2 million Seminis Onion Breeding Station has been officially opened in Pukekohe, New Zealand, this week.The world-class facility housing state-of-the-art sheds, crop covers and irrigation systems, represents the Seminis global mid-day onion breeding program, supporting key markets including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Brazil.
Jill Netzel writing for FreshPlaza - Zespri opened its North American offices in 2017 and launched SunGold Kiwifruit. They said the launch was met with remarkable success due to customized programs, regional market development managers, and strong consumer and retail marketing campaigns. Within the kiwifruit category, Golden kiwifruit drove the category dollar gain with sales increasing 125 percent for the 52-weeks ending 12/03/17. Zespri’s SunGold Kiwifruit led the growth and represents 80 percent of the Golden kiwifruit category with 27.8m lbs. sold to establish a new sales record.
TAURANGA: February 1, 2018: Leading avocado export supply group AVOCO has welcomed this week’s announcement that New Zealand market access to China has been granted for the 2018-19 export season. AVOCO exports New Zealand avocados to various Asian markets under its AVANZA brand and the company has been preparing for access to China for some time. Preliminary planning has included the development of a market-specific brand name designed to be the exemplar brand from New Zealand for China.
Jan 31, 2018 - On January 29, the Chinese General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) announced that New Zealand avocado has been granted official market access to China.Avocado exports are allowed from three production sides, including Youngs Hill Orchard, Springfield Orchard and Tarlena..... Continue here to read the full article on FreshPlaza || January 30, 2018 |||
Jan 29, 2018 - Membership of ‘Tropical Fruit Growers of New Zealand’ is soaring since a Northern Advocate report last year wrote about the potential for profit in growing bananas, pineapples and other tropical plants in Northland and other warmer parts of New Zealand.