Local Nicaraguan fruit conquers European market

Dutch buyers recently offered to buy the entire national production of red pitahayas (genus Hylocereus). There is also a good outlook for the fruit in the Danish market, thereby widening its breach in the demanding EU market.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


The possibility of the Nicaraguan vegetable arriving soon in the Dutch and Danish markets was obtained by the Association of Nicaraguan Pineapple and Pitahaya Producers (Appinic); the process started months ago by the organization has produced good results.

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During 2013, exports grew by 7% and the main destinations are still the U.S. and Europe.

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Germans Searching for Pineapples in Panama

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Trade missions continue to arrive, this time from Europe, attracted by the quality of pineapples in Chiriqui and Chorrera in Panama.

The German company Cobana Frunch Tring is interested in importing pineapples from Panama, and has therefore sent executives to tour two companies who are growing and marketing the fruit in Chiriqui.

Panama's Pineapple Potential

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The main Canadian fresh fruit processor has found good opportunities for expanding its network of suppliers of pineapple with producers from Chiriqui and La Chorrera.

With advice and planning from CentralAmericaData.com’s Business Network, a trade mission composed of the chief executives from the company with plants in Vancouver, Toronto and Los Angeles, visited the principal pineapple producing establishments in Panama, with the aim of increasing its number of suppliers, which are now exclusively from Costa Rica.

Europe agreed to maintain limits on agrochemicals on pineapple

September 2008

The European Union has maintain the residue levels for Ethepon agrochemical on pineapples, thereby eliminating the uncertainty that reigned since March.

Ethepon is an agrochemical that is used to help with ripening and the final color of pineapples that are exported.

The maximum limits were at 2 milligrams per kilo.

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