Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Guatemalan melon volume has strong start in early 2010

The Produce News - 2 Feb 2010

Guatemala was dominating the cantaloupe business in mid-January as Honduras and Costa Rica were nearing their seasonal increase in exports to the United States. ... read more...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Export Costa Rica melon season started

Fresh Plaza - 22 Jan 2010

The melon export season has started in Costa Rica. The melons are of excellent quality have a high brix level. ... read more...

First Fairtrade melons hit UK - 7 Jan 2010

The world’s first-ever Fairtrade-certified melons, produced by a small growers’ cooperative in Mossoro in northern Brazil, became available in Asda and Morrisons from the end of December, according to the Fairtrade ... read more...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

France, troubles organic melon campaign

26 Aug, 2009 - Green Med Journal

The 2009 French organic melon campaign stayed stable, despite a delayed starting in imports from Senegal, Morocco and Spain that caused overlapping on the market at the beginning of June. ... read more...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

USA: Kiwano Melons will catch your eye

Aug 11, 2009 - Examiner

The Kiwano melon (also known as a horned melon) cannot be overlooked once spotted in the produce section of the grocery store. The fruit seems alien, and is quite unknown in the United States. With its orange oval body and horns—which are sharper than they seem—the fruit is a native to Africa, although it is being harvested in New Zealand as well as parts of California. ... read more...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

David will be in Japan! Any requests?

by David Ivanovic

I'll be in Japan for a couple of days, and I'll take that opportunity to meet some key players involved in exotics product imports and to share with you how they are marketed in this 130 million people market.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Japan: Fruit fetishists given chance to pick up pyramid-shaped watermelon for princely 52,000 yen (approx. $US 500)

July 19, 2009 – Mainichi Shimbun

An unusual pyramid-shaped watermelon has drawn attention from 20090715k0000m040073000p_size5 customers in a department store here. The watermelon measures about 25 centimeters high and is priced at 52,500 yen. It was grown by a farmer in the town of Tsukigata in Hokkaido, by placing it in a specially-shaped plastic shell and  … read more…

Friday, July 17, 2009

Spain: Procomel launches Sugar Baby Gold

July 13, 2009 -

Spanish melon grower-exporter Procomel has lauched a new melon variety, branded Sugar Baby Gold, which it claims contains ... read more...