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Spain’s berry sector calls for help from unemployed 

Spain’s berry sector calls for help from unemployed 
With the Spanish strawberry season in full swing, the sector is experiencing a dire shortage of manpower. Huelva’s berry sector alone traditionally hires around 15,000 seasonal labourers from Morocco, but […]
Wed 25/03/2020 by Richard WIlkinson

Increased blueberry production causes price crash

Increased blueberry production causes price crash
Spain’s berry capital, Huelva, saw an increase in blueberry production during this campaign, despite plants already being at full capacity. The cold January temperatures delayed the start of the campaign, […]
Wed 25/09/2019 by Richard Wilkinson

Fortuna strawberry still dominates in Huelva

Fortuna strawberry still dominates in Huelva
The Fortuna strawberry variety continues to dominate production of the fruit in Huelva, Spain. A study by IFAPA shows that the very early Fortuna variety accounts for 39.4% of the […]
Tue 24/09/2019 by Richard Wilkinson

Challenging raspberry campaign for Huelva

Challenging raspberry campaign for Huelva
This year, Huelva’s ​​raspberry production area did not expand by as much as it has in recent times. The season got off to a difficult start, with high August temperatures […]
Mon 23/09/2019 by Richard Wilkinson
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Berries: Very positive performance for Florida Fortuna

Berries: Very positive performance for Florida Fortuna
The 2015/2016 season has been very positive for the strawberry variety Florida Fortuna. The variety now holds 45-50% market share in Huelva. The high fall temperatures maximized its potential for […]
Wed 28/09/2016 by Richard Wilkinson

Huelva strawberry sales up 8%

Huelva strawberry sales up 8%
Spain’s strawberry capital, Huelva, has ended its latest season with production up 2% on last year to 294,650 tons. The increase came despite an 8.7% decrease in the planted area. […]
Sat 16/07/2016 by Richard Wilkinson

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