Fruit production: An introduction to growing cherries

Question: I’m interested in producing cherries. Do you have any advice? Cherry production is a high-risk enterprise as it is a complex crop to grow and there is limited available expertise. There are two kinds of cherries; the sweet cherry and the sour, tart or pie cherry. Only sweet cherry…

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Stiffer product reporting requirements for Egyptian fruit exporters

The Egyptian government has ordered all strawberry and pepper exporters to register their farms and print all sourcing and export data on their packaging to enable traceability in case problems arise with shipments. The decision follows a ban on the import of Egyptian oranges, peppers and strawberries by the Kingdom…

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British berry importer seeks partners in Zimbabwe and Kenya

WB Chambers is negotiating for new berry farming partnerships in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Morocco to meet demand from a new British supermarket chain. Chambers Production Director Salih Hodzhov told Fruitnet that it also wants to secure additional berry producer and import deals with Spanish and Moroccan farmers. “We are having a…

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Pesticide contamination threatens Egyptian fruit exports to Europe and Saudi Arabia

The Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation has tightened inspection procedures for export fruit following threats by the European Union (EU) and Saudi Arabia to curtail Egyptian imports due to high pesticide contamination. In a statement issued on 30 December, the ministry said the move was meant to increase…

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