1. New products
  2. 1. The Aurora seedless papaya, marketed by Aviv Flowers Packing House in Israel, saw off competitors from Belgium and the Netherlands to collect the coveted Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2015.
  3. 2. Belgian auction BelOrta claimed second prize in the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award for its yellow on-the-vine cherry tomato dubbed Lemoncherry.
  4. 3. Italian firm Naturitalia was exhibiting on its own for the first time and used the opportunity to showcase Jingold-branded kiwifruit, including new green variety Boerica, which is being marketed as Jingold Bliss.
  5. 4. Franco-Moroccan tomato specialist Azura launched its new range of premium tomatoes under the Azura Collection, a selection chosen for the supreme taste of its tomatoes.
  6. 5. France's Agro Selections Fruits has added apples to its taste-oriented range of fruit, Regal'in, which was initially launched for stonefruit in 2012.
  7. 6. Hispalco has introduced pineapples from Benin and cherries from Turkey to its premium range. The Valencia-based company prides itself on the exclusivity of its Monna Lisa, Unicorn and Hispalco Bio brands, which are aimed squarely at the luxury end of the market.
  8. 7. Enzafruit announced increased plantings of its Envy apples in southern Europe, in South Tyrol, Spain and France, where sweet-tasting and rustic-looking apples are especially popular.
  9. 8. Kiwifruit marketer Zespri Europe announced increased availability of its highly sought-after SunGold yellow-flesh kiwifruit this year, allowing for wider promotions in Europe.
  10. 9. Seed company Tozer Seeds was on hand to explain why kale is still a big area of growth for the future, with variety innovation focused on better flavours, unique shapes and colours to introduce novelty.
  11. 10. Dutch importer RoVeg promoted a new line of organic blueberries, part of its Puro Mundo Bio range.
  12. 11. It’s going to be a packed 2015 for vegetable seed developer Rijk Zwaan, with the launch of Sweet Palermo peppers, the expansion of its Salanova lettuce range, the introduction of Silky Pink and Internal Red tomatoes, and a big push for the Dutch group’s Sensational Traditions range.
  13. 12. Brazil’s HLB Specialties revealed it was trialling a two-piece clamshell for its Golden papayas in Europe following the success of a four-piece pack sold through US retailer Costco. Sales director Lorenz Hartmann de Barros said the eye-catching packs provided greater protection for the fruit and allowed it to retain more humidity during coldstorage.
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