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Tomatoes dominate Andalusia’s organic greenhouses

Mon 07/02/2022 by Richard Wilkinson

Tomatoes continue to rank top among Andalusia’s organic greenhouse crops. Data from the Prices and Markets Observatory of the Government of Andalusia show that in the 2020/21 season, tomatoes accounted for 29% of the total volume and 38% of the total value of the 7 main organic greenhouse crops in the region. However, its share dropped by about 8% in volume compared to other vegetables and 7% in value.

The organic cherry tomato was the leading commercial type in volume terms last season, accounting for 49% of all organic tomatoes marketed.

Watermelons were the second most grown organic product in the greenhouses of Andalusia in the 2020/21 season, with 21% of the total, although they ranked fifth in terms of value, with 9% of the total. Compared to the previous season, there was an increase of 53% in the amount marketed.

The mini watermelon is the most representative commercial type in organic production, particularly the striped mini, which accounts for 73% of the total amount of organic watermelons marketed.

With 18% of the volume and 19% of the total value, organic cucumbers ranked third in terms of volume and second in terms of value in the ranking of the 7 most important organic greenhouse crops. In the 2020/21 season there was also a 5.6% increase in the amount marketed compared to the previous season.

 

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