"That amount could increase to 50% in some ten days"

After an accelerated ripening, the strawberry sector already destines 25-30% of its production for the industry

The high temperatures in May have become a determining factor in Huelva's strawberry campaign. They have accelerated the ripening of strawberries, making them lose consistency. As a result, producers won't be able to export all of their fruit and they have already been forced to destine 25 to 30% of their production for the industry, stated the manager of Freshuelva, Rafael Dominguez.

According to Dominguez, "that amount could increase to 50% in some ten days."

He also said that, since they were in the last phase of the production campaign, they expected production would gradually end -as it usually does- by mid-June.

However, he stressed, this also depends on the markets and what they demand, as the arrival of other products such as peach, nectarine, and cherry, which have also been accelerated by the heat, has the strawberry competing with other campaigns in the country and with the product from other countries.

Dominguez also said that the berry season would end with the blueberry campaign, which has been affected by the heatwave, which increased its volume causing its price to decrease. We expect this campaign to end in early July, though it could end a week earlier.


Source: lavanguardia.com 




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