Category: Citrus

Pixie Farming In Kenya: How to Succeed Doing it

Pixie citrus is a small, sweet, and flavorful fruit that is native to the Mediterranean region.
In Kenya, pixie citrus has gained popularity due to its delicious taste and numerous health benefits.
To start a successful pixie citrus farm in Kenya, farmers should choose a suitable location, obtain pixie citrus plants, plant and care for their trees, prune and train them, protect them from pests and diseases, and harvest and sell their fruit.
Marketing the farm is also important to attract customers and increase sales. Despite challenges such as pest and disease management and limited access to finance, pixie citrus farming can be a lucrative and rewarding business in Kenya.
For more details about pixie farming check out this post

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California Navel Orange and Mandarin Season Great Promise

California Navel Orange and Mandarin Season yields expected to increase by 10% and 30% respectively.

Farmers also expect to get high quality fruit just like they did last year.

The Mandarins like Clementine, Tangos, Murcotts, and other seedless varieties are growing VERY WELL when you consider the fruit size and quality thus the high yield expectations.
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Top Reasons Why Andalusian Citrus prices Have Fallen Sharply

In the first three weeks of the 2021/22 campaign, the average prices of oranges, tangerines, and lemons have decreased by 11% on average each week as a result of accumulated delays in container transport that have affected the current supply of southern hemisphere citrus fruit on the world market.

The average prices of these citrus fruits at their source have been 16.5% lower than those registered in the same weeks of the 2020/21 campaign (when they were especially high due to COVID-19) and 9.8% lower than in the same period of the five preceding campaigns.

“However, professionals in the sector expect prices to increase in the coming weeks as a result of the decrease in the supply of citrus fruits in the market and the increase in demand due to the arrival of winter in Europe,” the Prices and Markets Observatory stated.

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Matinna Fresh growth plans after new citrus planting project

Mattina Fresh, is using the challenging international trade conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic to help consolidate and strengthen its standing in the domestic market. National Sales Director Thomas Panna says the company chose to stay away from export markets in the citrus category this season, and instead planted 360 acres of its own fruit in Griffith, New South Wales.

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