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Southern European Strawberry Production: Insights into Current Conditions

The strawberry production in Southern Europe is currently undergoing a crucial phase. Mild climate characterizes the cultivation areas in Huelva (Spain) as well as Basilicata and Campania (Italy). Temperatures were unusually warm in November and …

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Transition from the European to the Overseas Grape Season 2023/2024

  This year’s European grape season was characterized by challenging conditions, particularly due to the remarkably high prices that had to be paid right in the fields. The overall yields in this season were significantly …

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Once again, a fruit trade expert at KÖLLA

KÖLLA congratulates Rukije Murtezan, Sales Manager at KÖLLA GmbH & Co.KG, wholeheartedly on her successful completion of the examination to become a certified fruit trade expert with the IHK (Chamber of Commerce and Industry). A …

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Clean data, clean processes, clean service…

With the appointment of Alberto Hoffmann as Managing Director at the beginning of June this year, the Kaarster company expanded its young leadership team with Florian Walther and Benedikt Wetterau. From the perspective of Managing …

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Europe’s Grape Season: Continued Mixed Seasonal Progress

This year’s grape season faced challenging and demanding conditions. The southern regions of Europe experienced significant weather fluctuations during the growth phase, making accurate predictions about the season’s outcome difficult. Although the weather situation has …

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Stone fruit season is accompanied by challenging weather conditions in Southern Europe

Peaches and Nectarines Italy Currently, peaches and nectarines come from various cultivation areas in southern Italy, including Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, and Apulia. Availability has improved, although there is still a shortage of larger calibers. On …

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Harvest forecasts for grapes in Europe and Egypt

There are some challenges for grape producers this year:   Egypt Weather conditions during the flowering and growing phases were challenging this year, resulting in reduced yields of light seedless grapes. In some regions, where …

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KÖLLA GmbH & Co.KG adds to its management team

KÖLLA GmbH & Co.KG, as one of the leading companies in the fruit and vegetable sector, has appointed Mr. Alberto Hoffmann as Managing Director as of 1.6.2023. With this important personnel decision, the KÖLLA Group …

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KÖLLA cherries from Southern Europe – quality you can taste

Spain With a very good availability compared to the two previous years, we expect a profitable harvest, good qualities and colourings in Spanish production areas. Due to the lack of rain, cherries have been spared …

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Start of the stone fruit season: Positive outlook

We at KÖLLA are optimistic about the upcoming stone fruit season and expect a good harvest in Greece as well as in Italy and France. In some parts of Spain, only the lack of water …

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