Australian litchis will make their way for the 1st time to the United States.
Disappointing start for the litchis campaign, according to the Australian professionals. The cool spring weather conditions have delayed fruit set in many areas . On average there are almost 2 weeks late for the crops.
ALGA (Australian Lychee Growers Association ) the association of producers, however, estimates that the harvest will be able to reach 1700 to 1800 tons. Roughly the volumes of last year.
The association announced that a shipment of litchis will be shipped this year for the first time in the United States. These pilot shipments could quickly reach high volumes over the next 3 years , duration of the protocols concluded between the two countries.
(Source – http://www.blackseagrain.net/novosti/australia-1st-exports-to-the-united-states)