Mexico: Michoacan will produce more than one million tons of lime

There are more than 71,219 hectares devoted to citrus crops in the state of Michoacan, which produce more than 1,300,000 tons of citrus products, where Mexican and Persian limes stand out.

Michoacan is the national leading producer of Mexican and Persian lime. It has 64,825 hectares devoted to these crops that yield more than one million tons of product, stated the Secretariat of Rural Development and Agrifood (Sedrua).

According to data from the Agricultural Food and Fisheries Information System (SIAP), in 2017 Michoacan led the production with more than 711 thousand tons; this year, however, that figure will exceed one million tons of lime, as each hectare generates an average of 19 tons of citrus a year.

There are 6,731 orchards of lime in Michoacan, 5,915 hectares of grapefruit, 126 hectares of orange, and 353 hectares of lime.

The municipality of Buenavista is still the leading producer of citrus in the state with ​​more than 21 thousand hectares and a harvest of more than 420 thousand tons.

Bernardo Bravo Manríquez, the President of the Lime Product System, ratified the figures cited above and said that this year the state would harvest more than 1,300,000 tons of citrus.

He also said there were 3,957 producers engaged in the citrus activity, and that the orange and lime cultivation were advancing, as there were 126 hectares devoted to orange production that yield more than 2,500 tons and that lime production currently stood at 6,500 tons.


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