Spain’s lemon crop to shrink by almost a quarter

Mon 01/11/2021 by Richard Wilkinson
Spanish lemon fields. Copyright: AILIMPO.

The Spanish Lemon and Grapefruit Interprofessional Association (AILIMPO) forecasts production volumes to drop by 23% to just over 1 million tons, due to the cold weather, wind and excessive rain that affected fruit flowering and setting in some areas.

Spain accounts for more than 60% of European lemon production, and is the world’s second-largest producer of both fresh and processed lemons, with a business volume of more than €700 million.

The sector is speeding up its successful promotional campaign that is taking European lemons around the world. Welcome to the Lemon Age is the most ambitious promotion, information and publicity campaign in the history of the European lemon of Spanish origin, which includes actions over three years in five countries (Spain, France, Germany, the US and Canada).

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