The unique climatic characteristics of Costa Tropical, a region of Granada that has a subtropical microclimate with an average annual temperature of nearly 20 °C, positions this Mediterranean region as an ideal place for growing subtropical fruits, such as mangoes, custard apples, or avocados, among others.
However, it wasn't until the 1960s that the region began to plant these fruits with the aim of exploiting their production, replacing the large areas of sugar cane that were being grown there with commercial fruit plantations. In fact, avocado is a very consolidated product on the Costa Tropical, and in the Axarquía of Malaga and the farmers in this area of Andalusia are references in the sector.
More and more farmers are making the leap to growing subtropical fruits due to their high commercial profitability and are replacing trees that are also typical in the area, such as almond or olive trees. To achieve this leap, the Saliplant seedbed from Granada offers producers subtropical grafts of different varieties and typologies adapted to their needs to help them undertake successful projects. According to Saliplant, the grafted plant is the best solution to obtain a vigorous and resistant specimen that yields the highest quality fruits. "The cultivation of subtropics on the coast of Granada is a safe bet for a prosperous future," they stated.