The 2013/14 Florida orange forecast is unchanged on the previous month - 4% lower than last season’s production, says the USDA.
Limited processing of the 2013/14 crop from the smaller operators continues in Brazil.
Stock levels of high acid (3%+) apple concentrate in Poland is hard to source. Offers for Chinese concentrate continue to be too expensive for Europe.
The 2014 Argentinean lemon crop will begin in about a fortnight.
The 2014 grape harvest in Argentina will start this week in the San Juan region. However, local sources are predicting the crop will be cut back by 25% on last year due to problems with heavy rain.
The forecast for production of grapefruit in Florida for the 2013/14 crop has been raised to 17.0 million boxes, says the USDA.
The end of the winter pineapple crop in Thailand is approaching. The harvest was delayed and temperatures have been unusually cold for some time now.
The 2014 Alphonso crop is expected to be bigger than in 2013, but will depend on temperatures and rain over the next two months. The Totapuri flowering and fruit set is also reported to be normal for the 2014 season.
The Colombian winter crop wound up in mid-January and production was higher than anticipated.
The final output of concentrate from the December peak in Ecuador was around 40% below expectations.