Last week first shipment of new season’s pomegranate have arrived to Russia from Israel. The welcome was outstanding – first 10 pallets have been sold within 3 hours at prices way above our expectations. Continue reading New season for Israeli pomegranate
Preparations for the new season are on their way and last week we paid a visit to one of our citrus growers.
Due to his unique location, all the crops are one of the earliest in Israel. The plantation isn’t big but has a wide selection of citrus fruit Continue reading Israel. Photo report from citrus plantation
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.
Although the world lime market is dominated by Brazilian fruit (due to very suitable climate), Israeli lime has its own place on the market, especially in Europe. Continue reading Fresh Jaffa lime from Israel
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.
More information about the new season – below. Continue reading Israel. Fruits, vegetables season 2010-2011
Israeli easy-peelers season is close to the end. Last Murcotts for Russia should be loaded this (14) week, while Mandor will last another week or two: still too early to tell, since some growers have shipped all their fruit already, while others still keep it. In any case, in my opinion in 2 weeks all easy peelers from Israel will be over: the market in Russia is almost empty of Turkish easy peelers and is ready to accept big volumes, and on the other side Israeli growers prefer to put grapefruits rather than mandarins into storages. Continue reading Israeli easy-peelers’ season
I’ve been asked several times about the difference between various late varieties of Israeli mandarins, so I’ve decided to put this small comparison of 3 of the late varieties: Mandor, Murcott and Orri (Or). There are a couple of more varieties available during March and sometimes into first weeks of April, but these three is what I have in my fridge.
So there we go. First, a group shot. From left to right: Mandor, Murcott and Orri.
Continue reading Israeli late mandarin varieties
As usual, it’s been a long season for capsicums. With Spanish capsicum over, and lower than expected crop of the Dutch capsicum, Israeli capsicum stays almost alone on the market. But Israeli growers can’t make miracles, and the local season is also coming to an end. There is still plenty to go and many growers will continue exports into May, but don’t let this fool you. Late capsicum has more gentle and slightly thinner walls, thus making it more vulnerable to damages during transportation, even if it’s only a week. Depending on variety and place of growing, the loss can be between 10% to 25%. Under 5%? It’s a bliss!
Generally, yellow capsicums are the most gentle varieties for transport, while oranges and reds come somewhat behind. Continue reading Capsicums season
A few days ago after 20 days in transit our pomegranates have arrived safe and sound to the customer. The fruit, which was harvested before the winter rains, arrived without any damage at all. Continue reading Pomegranates have arrived!
A month ago I’ve blogged here on the Gold Sweetie grapefruit season.
Back then, everyone here expected the season to last till the end of March. However, now it seems that the season will finish 2 weeks earlier than usual. Continue reading Gold Sweetie season ends early
It’s been two weeks since I’ve last updated this blog. These weeks we are busy closing one of the most important deals – we’ve bought one of the last and definitely the largest stock of pomegranates. Pomegranates are a very popular fruit on the Russian market and, these months, also a rare one. Continue reading Pomegranates