AILIMPO´s first estimate for Spain’s 2020/2021 lemon harvest is of 1,250,000 tons, representing an overall increase of 10% compared to 2019/2020. Whether this first crop estimate is realised will depend on the availability of water in summer and autumn rains. The estimated global lemon production figure will allow Spain to remain the leading exporter of fresh lemon, and the second largest processor of lemon juice, essential oil and dehydrated peel in the world.
AILIMPO: first estimate for Spain’s 2020/2021 lemon
Bright prospects for Greek grape campaign
Despite starting two weeks later than usual, the first indicators are that this Greek season will be a good one. Unusual weather conditions have led to a slight delay, but the quality is said of the seedless grapes is reported to be excellent, with very good sizes. The first Greek grapes (red seedless) come from Crete, while the harvests from the rest of Greece are still a month away. The Cretan grapes join the Italian and Egyptian fruit that is already on the market.