Guatemalan exotics 

Growers from Guatemala plan to capitalise on the popularity of exotic fruits such as mangoes and rambutans by ramping up their promotional efforts in the UK and European markets, said Guatemalan export association Agexport. 

Banana recovery 

UK banana imports from the French Antilles will restart this year following Hurricane Dean, which ravaged crops in Martinique and Guadeloupe last autumn, producer association Ugpban reported. 

Empire a hit 

Canadian growers are hoping to increase apple exports to Europe following the success of Empire - a Red Delicious/Canadian McIntosh cross - in the UK, Ontario Apple Growers said.