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Kenneth Meijer, Natural Tropic:

“Demand for cherimoyas always recovers before Christmas”

The Spanish Hass avocado season is currently in full swing. “Sales are going well and the prices are fine, they are even slightly higher than for overseas avocados,” says Kenneth Meijer from Spanish producer, Natural Tropic, out of Malaga. During this period, the cultivation company focuses on the domestic market for mangoes.

Mid-sized (8,10,12,14,16) Spanish Hass avocados sell at around 13.50 euro, and the large sizes (20, 22) are also sold at a level between 13 and 14 euro. Sizes 20 and 24 are sold at 10-11 euro, respectively. “Traditionally, demand for Spanish avocados increases sharply in January when companies stop importing from Chile; prospects are therefore positive,” Kenneth says.

Prices for cherimoyas have also increased significantly. “Cherimoyas are characterised by ups and downs during the season, They were quite inexpensive at the start of the season, about 4.50 per box, but prices have recovered to a level between 8 and 9 euro by now,” Kenneth continues.

This was expected as well. “Cherimoya prices always recover as we head towards Christmas, and in January they decrease again. The end of the cherimoya season, in April, always experiences a recovery as well,” Kenneth concludes. Natural Tropics also expects the first Kumquats just before Christmas.

For more information:
Kenneth Meyer
Natural Tropic S.L.
C/Juan Gris 20 P.I. La Pañoleta. Vélez-Málaga, Spain
T +34 952507709
M +34647166401

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