The short export season of Israeli grapes is over. Due to weather conditions – cool and cloudy spring in the region, both in Israel and Egypt grape season started with a delay of 2-3 weeks. Since Egypt was not giving reliable information about the start of theirs season, some importers have preferred to postpone orders of early grapes from Israel, believing that the grapes from Egypt would start at the same time as from Israel. Continue reading Summary for Israeli grape season→
On this week board of carrot manufacturers of Israel had decided to temporarily suspend the export of carrots from Israel to Russia. Contrary to press reports, it is termination of export over the next three weeks, not 3 months. Under the ban are all CIS countries. Exports to Western Europe and the United States have not been terminated. Continue reading Exports of carrots from Israel suspended→
The current week has shown decline in prices for pepper on European and Russian markets. In Europe, prices have fallen sharply for color pepper and pulled over prices for red. On the Russian market decline in prices for red pepper was observed in some cities. Continue reading Lower prices for pepper→
At this time the Israeli capsicum export season begins. Some growers have already shipped their first containers during the past 2 weeks, while others prefered to send first crop to local market and will join this and next week. Most of the early produce goes to Russian market which has slightly better prices than those in Netherlands. Continue reading Start of Israeli capsicum season→
Severe weather conditions first in Israel, later in Western Europe and Russia have strongly affected the prices for capsicums during the past month.
First, drought and extremely hot weather in Israel caused lower crops. Later, strong snowfalls in Europe caused lower demand from end consumers and delivery delays, which was followed by over supply of capsicums that were expected to arrive and sell before Xmas, but in fact arrived afterwards. Continue reading No stability in capsicum prices→
Avocado season was much expected by importers in Russia and during the first 2 weeks of the crop the prices were high.
Reports from the very first shipment of Ettinger variety showed that some growers had quality problems – the life of the fruit was much shorter than expected. Second shipment, a week later showed the very same problems and this caused the market prices to collapse below at-the-field prices.
This weekend our first shipment of Sweetie grapefruits from Israel have arrived to customers in Novorossijsk.
We started this season much later than usual due to very hot summer: long periods of high temperatures in the second half of the summer caused all the grapefruits to grow smaller and with less sugar than usual. Continue reading Israel. Late start for citrus season→
This week we start with export of fresh limes from Israel.
Lime is, for some reason, an underestimated fruit: it’s several times more juicy than a lemon, has nicer aroma and taste and no stones. It’s popular in Europe and Middle East, but almost unknown in Russia.
The middle of summer – a short off-season in the export calendar of Israeli fruits and vegetables. In fact, already now we are negotiating with the farmers on production of the new season – dates of harvest and quantities. Therefore for buyers also now is the time to think about the upcoming season and begin to reserve quantities. This is especially important for products beginning in August and September.