Israeli citrus season is in full swing. Demand for grapefruits of first and second class is slightly increasing. This year 2 class are more popular than in the past – the price tag and looks are very close to the Turkish grapefruit, but the Israeli surpasses it in taste and storage parameters. Continue reading Peak of Israeli citrus season
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
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
One of the most popular winter fruits are mandarins. Known also as “easy-peelers”, these little orange juicy fruits are the most popular citrus eaten as a snack. Easy-peelers is also probably the most diverse citrus group, with dozens of varieties, sub-varieties and hybrids.
Israeli grown mandarins are famous for their taste and quality and here we take a closet look at them.
Satsuma are the first mandarins of the season, harvested from the end of September through November. Continue reading Mandarins