PAPAYA – Common Varieties

Back to > Major Fruits | Minor Fruits | Underutilized Fruits   Introduction  Name, Taxonomy, Botany  Nutritional Value Common Varieties Agronomy Pest & Disease Management Post-harvest & Processing Market and International Trade Research and Development   Distribution Cultivars:   There are many distinct, true-breeding varieties in the world 4 today. Many were developed from systematic breeding […]

PAPAYA – Name, Taxonomy, Botany

Back to > Major Fruits | Minor Fruits | Underutilized Fruits   Introduction  Name, Taxonomy, Botany  Nutritional Value Common Varieties Agronomy Pest & Disease Management Post-harvest & Processing Market and International Trade Research and Development   Name and Botany:   Family Genus Species  Caricaceae Carica – 22 species Facaratia (Jacaratica) – 6 species Farilla (Jarilla) – […]

PAPAYA – Introduction

Back to > Major Fruits | Minor Fruits | Underutilized Fruits   Introduction  Name, Taxonomy, Botany  Nutritional Value Common Varieties Agronomy Pest & Disease Management Post-harvest & Processing Market and International Trade Research and Development   Introduction: Papaya (Carica papaya) is a tropical fruit having commercial importance because of its high nutritive and medicinal value. Papaya […]

INDIA: Indian traders warned against artificial fruit ripening

  Mangoes have started to arrive on market stalls in the city of Tamil Nadu and with their arrival, officials from the city’s Food Safety and Drug Administration Department are asking traders not to use calcium carbide to artificially ripen the fruits.   District Designated Officer T. Anuradha, who conducted a meeting with traders and […]

CANADA: Rising temps could see Canada grow hybrid fruits

  One of Canada’s top climatologists believes that if the increasingly warm weather becomes the norm, there could be some interesting effects on agriculture, and not necessarily negative ones.   “I think what we’ll see are opportunities for growing crops that will be similar crops now but maybe a different hybrid, which will be able […]

PERU: Peruvian citrus arrivals delayed

by Nichola Watson, Fresh Plaza   Imports of citrus from Peru were late this season for importer Pacific Produce, “We are normally first,” explains Rob Cullum from the company.  “Local prices were good and the European market was not, due to Moroccan and Spanish nadercotts still on the market and also an influx of cheap South […]

ECUADOR: “Wariness about organic production limits growth”

  Demand for Ecuadorian organic bananas is not growing at the desired pace, mainly because of the lack of momentum in the production and product promotion. Currently, the main exporters are large multinationals and small independent exporters. “Compared to the production of conventional bananas, the organic banana harvest takes place in a much smaller scale. […]

AFRICA: Ugandan smallholders farmers could revive traditional crops

  Ugandan farmers focus on producing more financially profitable crops like maize, beans, bananas and potatoes, as well as others. However, this means that so called ‘orphan’ or traditional food crops are disappearing, and for some smallholder farmers they could in fact be better positioned to grow these instead.   There are banana varieties like […]

NEW ZEALAND: Production and exports up for NZ kiwifruit

by Matthew Jones, Fruitnet   After a bumper year for both production and export volumes in 2015, New Zealand kiwifruit shipments are expected to enter a short-term period of consolidation in 2016, according to a USDA Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report.   Total production (all varieties) climbed to 475,000 tonnes in 2015, up 30 per […]

INFO: High citrus prices expected in last stretch of the season

by Yzza Ibrahim, Fresh Plaza   The market for citrus fruits in Poland completely changed in early March in terms of demand and prices compared with February. Ahmed Abdelhady of Citrozone, says that he expects high prices at the end of the season for all sizes due to shortages and also to the fact that local […]

WATERMELON – Research & Development

Back to > Major Fruits | Minor Fruits | Underutilized Fruits   Introduction  Name, Taxonomy, Botany  Nutritional Value Common Varieties Agronomy Pest & Disease Management Post-harvest & Processing Market and International Trade Research and Development   Research and Development:   Abstracts: 1. Some physiological and growth responses of watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. and Nakai] grafted […]

WATERMELON – Market and International Trade

Back to > Major Fruits | Minor Fruits | Underutilized Fruits   Introduction  Name, Taxonomy, Botany  Nutritional Value Common Varieties Agronomy Pest & Disease Management Post-harvest & Processing Market and International Trade Research and Development   Market and International Trade:   Domestic and Export Market Requirement: The largest producer of cantaloupes and other melons worldwide in […]