Papaya and pineapple crops at risk from heavy rains
Though we hoped for an improvement of the Thai situation on pineapple and papaya with the new crop, unfortunately the situation worsened due to heavy rains in the approach towards the harvest. For pineapple it means a delay of 6 weeks and a smaller crop. With demand from the canning industry exceeding supply, the situation for the dehydrated fruits will be bad. First shipments will leave end of November and new orders will be accepted only for maximum 100 or 200 cases pineapple core and not before January!
Also papaya suffers from the weather circumstances and a smaller crop, as some farmers abstained from the papaya cultivation due to the GMO-risks. Situation not as bad as with pineapple, but for both products firmer prices are a fact.