Spanish persimmon production falls by 52% in 4 years

Tue 25/10/2022 by Richard Wilkinson
Kaki fields. Copyright: DO KAKI DEL XUQUER.

The extreme weather in 2022 has hit Spain’s main persimmon growing region, Ribera del Xúquer. During the first stretch of spring, high temperatures and persistent rains caused problems with flowering and led to a lack of fruit set. Subsequently, the unprecedented high temperatures during this summer also limited the crop.

Faced with this new scenario, the producers associated under the seal of the Denomination of Origin have joined forces to tackle the new season of Kaki Persimon®. The DO stated that in 2022, the fruit certified and endorsed by the collective brand will reach consumers with the same quality as always, but in a smaller quantity than ever. This year’s harvest is projected to total only 55,000 tons, down from 95,000 tons in 2021 and 115,000 tons in 2019.

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