New Markets for Guatemalan Exotic Fruits

In 2008, France and Italy were incorporated as new destinations for the export of exotic fruits.

Monday, February 23, 2009

El Periódico publishes in its website: "´It was the year with greatest growth in production and, for this season, a 20 percent increase is forecasted,´ adds Luis de Paz. Besides ´rambután´ the business produces mangosteen, khaki (persimón) and medlar. Lafinita, which counts on more than two decades of being in the market, has planned to arrive in places such as Germany, Holland and Spain in addition to France and Italy."

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Blueberries: From Guatemala to the USA

April 2018

An agricultural company is in the process of obtaining phytosanitary permits to export the first shipment of blueberries grown in Chimaltenango in September.

Agricultural exporter Planesa plans to complete the necessary paperwork and permits to dispatch the first shipment of blueberries processed in Parramos in September, where the company has been operating a plant for four years.

Honduras: Good Times for Rambutan

September 2016

Growth of 40% has been projected in the 2016/17 harvest along with a rebound in sales to major markets which are the main destinations for the exotic fruit, the United States and Europe.

Favored by the climate in the area of the Atlantic Coast, where the harvest of this fruit is concentrated, production is estimated to grow by 40% in the 2016/17 harvest.

How to Prolong the Freshness of Rambutan

October 2012

A new technology delays the rapid blackening characteristic of the fruit for up to four to seven days at the end of the cold chain.

A statement from the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER) reads:

Innovative technology prolongs life of Rambutan for five days
Tropical fruits like rambutan, with their attractive colors and exotic flavors and are increasingly popular in shopping lists worldwide.

Peru Imposes Phytosanitary Conditions on Costa Rica

March 2012

Health authorities now require any exported rambutans to obtain a certificate stating that they are free of the pests Coccus Moestus and Pseudococcus Landoi.

The National Service of Agrarian Health (Senasa) of Peru has imposed the phytosanitary requirements on imports of any rambutan fruit from Costa Rica, to ensure an adequate level of protection and minimize the risks of entry of quarantine pests into the Andean nation.

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