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Return to normal lemon harvest in Spain

Return to normal lemon harvest in Spain

Published on Sep 30th, 2016

Spain is in line for a 2016/17 lemon harvest of 980,000 tons, up 22% on last season, according to the latest forecast by Ailimpo, the Spanish interprofessional association for lemons and grapefruit.

It estimates the grapefruit crop will come in at 67,000 tons, down 6% on 2015/16.

Spain expects 980,000 tons for coming lemon crop

Spain expects 980,000 tons for coming lemon crop

Published on Jul 25th, 2016

Spain’s lemon crop is expected to bounce back to normal in the 2016/17 season with a harvest of about 980,000 tons.

Ailimpo, the country’s interprofessional association for lemons and grapefruit, estimates the coming season will thus see a 22% increase on the output for 2015/16, which is forecast to have reached 802,680 tons of lemons when it ends in late August.

It said the recovery anticipated recovery will be largely due to the progressive entry into production of new plantings.

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