Modern easy peeler varieties give a boost to Peruvian mandarin exports

Published May 8, 2024

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Peruvian citrus exports, particularly mandarins, have seen significant growth from 20,000 tons in 2005 to 200,000 tons in 2020, driven by the introduction of modern easy-peeler varieties like Nadorcott and Tango. The expansion of citrus cultivation in Peru, which now covers around 80,000 hectares, is supported by the Association of Citrus Producers of Peru (ProCitrus) and the Producers Consortium. C.A. de Frutas S.A., with a focus on market promotion and technical improvements. Procitrus imports products at favorable prices from the EU, China, and the USA, and is working to open the Japanese market for Peruvian citrus fruits.
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( While Peruvian shipments of mandarins abroad doubled from 20,000 tons in 2005 to 40,000 tons in 2013, exports actually accelerated in the following eight years, reaching 200,000 tons in 2020. "The reason This impressive progress was the introduction of modern varieties of easy peelers, Nadorcott and Tango in particular," comments Alfonso Rizo-Patrón, member of the Association of Citrus Producers of Peru (ProCitrus), and vice president of CPF, the Producers Consortium. de Frutas S.A. The beginnings of citrus exports from Peru, however, date back, as Alfonso Rizo-Patrón says, to the 90s, when they began "to export limited quantities of table oranges, mainly of the Washington Navel variety. The quality was excellent, but the arrival of the citrus blight virus wiped out almost all the plots. And when the European market later opened for Peruvian citrus, Peru began to export especially Satsuma mandarins. "At that same time, the Government promoted the development of the ...
Source: Agraria
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