The ASOEX Citrus Committee reported that the 2021 lemon season began with harvests in week 15 with the Messina, Eureka, and Genova varieties, and during week 19 the first shipments were made.
According to ASOEX’s Citrus Committee, Chile shipped its first clementine load in week 15 and had shipped 573 tons by week 17, compared to 1,503 tons exported by the same week the previous year.
A growing trend in the Southern Hemisphere continues in the 2020/2021 season with a 20 percent increase in blueberry supply and more than 311,000 tons exported.
Produce Marketing Association has announced the hiring of Iván Correa who will serve as the country representative in Chile.
Vanguard International has added new talent to their team with the hiring of Ignacio Ugarte in Chile and Fanny Robles in Peru.
The Chilean Kiwi Committee released a second kiwifruit report where it highlights that at week 13, North America (U.S. and Canada) were the main destination for the fruit, having received 1,758 of the 5,254 tons shipped.
In its first Crop Report of the Season, the Chilean Kiwi Committee says a cool summer has resulted in a slow start to the harvest.
Chilean Citrus exports are forecasted to reach a total volume of 387,000 tons by the Asoex Citrus Committee, representing a 6 percent increase for the 2021 season.
Chile’s table grape export estimate for the 2020-21 season has fallen again.
According to information from the Chilean Blueberry Committee (ASOEX), exports decreased during week 5 reaching 5,996 tons, marking the end of Chile’s peak weeks.