Uruguay points to its potential Summer citrus and spring deciduous fruit from Uruguay have the potential to build a far larger share of summer sales in the EU, according to Juan Notaro, president of Predeg, the export agency for the countryÕs ministry of agriculture. A range of easy peelers is already being sold by UK multiples, and there is a $50m improvement programme to replant apples, stone fruit and pear orchards with more popular varieties. Citrus exports are forecast to have the potential increase by 50,000 tonnes to 280,000 tonnes in the next five years. Included are pigmented grapefruit and lemons. Helping it on its way a new joint venture company has been established by Annecoop, SpainÕs largest fruit and vegetable growers group, its equivalent Urucoop, and some 40 additional producers. The aim is to to develop fruit sales in the EU, and explore the potential for contra exports to the Mercosur South American trade bloc. {{FRESH PRODUCE }}