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Larger harvests overall for Spanish fresh produce farmers

Wed 10/07/2019 by Richard WIlkinson
Larger harvests overall for Spanish fresh produce farmers

The latest estimates published by Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries for the country’s 2018/19 vegetable crop indicate an increase in output of potato. Production of extra-early potato varieties is expected to increase by 5.2%, in line with a corresponding expansion in production area. The early potato crop is forecast to be up 24.8%, despite little variation in growing area. As for tomatoes, production for the first five months of 2019 is up 1.1%. The aubergine and mushroom crops are respectively 3.4% and 1.4% larger. There are smaller harvests expected for onion (-15%) and asparagus (-0.5%).

Very early estimates for Spain’s fruit production indicate a mixed picture. While there is a sharp decline in apricot (-20.4%), there is a rise in peach (+3.7%) and raspberry (0.9%). Strawberry remains unchanged.

 

 

Source: Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries

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