Spanish stone fruit and grape campaigns on track
Spain’s fruit producers and exporters association (Apoexpa) is satisfied with the 2018 fruit growing season and is looking forward to an improved 2019 campaign. At this point in the season, there have been no adverse meteorological phenomena or diseases to damage the region’s crops. President of the association, Joaquín Gómez, said that Murcia’s stone fruit and table grape campaigns were both looking good, especially for stone fruit, which should bounce back from last season’s lower crop. Another advantage for exports is that the harvest should commence a week earlier than usual. In 2018, Spain exported 172,000 tons of stone fruit, worth €230 million.