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Fruit Prices to Soar After European Frost Disaster

Those of us in the fruit industry are no strangers to the impact of adverse weather conditions, but the severe frost episodes seen across France and nearby countries earlier this month have been particularly disastrous in many of Europe’s fruit growing areas and have had a devastating effect on harvests, particularly stone fruits. The French …

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BREXIT: The story so far – are the teething problems over?

We’re now several weeks post transition period and like many others, we are starting to see what business actually looks like, this side of Brexit. Though experiences differ subject to our industries and the way we run our businesses, we thought it might be quite interesting to share how we’ve been impacted, now that reality …

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Yumberries

What is a yumberry? The Chinese name is yangmei 杨梅, the Latin name is Myrica rubra and the English name is red bayberry or waxberry. “Yumberry” was coined by an American nurseryman in 2003 who thought yangmei sounded like “yummy” and set the yumberry name in use.

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Newsletter Summer 2019

The season in Shandong and the other main strawberry growing provinces is likely to be reduced due to very warm weather from the 18th of May. Prior to that the Spring was cool and just enough rain had fallen. The crop looked good but was all over in Shandong by 30th May rather than extending until the 10th of June as happens in some years. Fruit quality is nice. After strawberries we are straight into apricots.