The weather conditions during Easter Week have been very favourable for berry production. Maximum temperatures and solar radiation have increased, while the absence of rain has reduced humidity levels. This has allowed far greater harvesting during the last week, leading to strawberry supplies surging in Week 13. However, the closure of markets during holidays led to an accumulation of fruit and a consequent fall in prices.
The average price received by the farmer in Week twelve for packed strawberries remained stable at €1.53/kg; but in Week 13 (Easter Week), the average price plunged to €1.18/kg.