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 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
Strong cold cyclone that entered Israel on Sunday night have caused severe rains all over the country. On the South of country in 24 hours the rainfall amounted for a monthly average and floods had cut off the South from the ports. In other place of the country fields are covered in deep mud, making even the tractors useless.
Because of this, in one day carrot prices went up by 10-15%, while quantity of available products shrank to half of expected quantity. Because the carrot variety that is harvest now cannot be stored for more than 4 weeks, growers harvest it 1-2 days before the vessel leaves port. But even knowing of the upcoming storm didn’t help to farmers: last season the demand for early carrot was lower, so the farmers have planted less carrots for this season. As such, we expect the shortage on carrot market to continue for another 3 weeks, until other varieties kick in. As for early carrot – this week the harvest might start only on Friday, so we reckon that next week’s prices will stay at current level.
In recent years Israeli carrots have become very popular in Russia, Ukraine and European countries. This is due to unique combination of price, quality and fresh crop season. Carrot season in Israel starts at 3rd of December and continues till late Spring, right until the local carrot in Europe is big enough to be harvested. Continue reading Israeli carrot