The regulatory council of the Denomination of Origin Cebolla de Fuentes de Ebro has renewed its presidency by appointing Jesus Berdusan as their new president. Berdusan, who will replace Daniel Molina, the president of the entity during the last eight years, was unanimously elected by the plenary of the regulatory council.
"Our challenges are to consolidate the brand of the denomination of origin and maintain the steady growth we have," Berdusan said. The new president said they also needed to work on promotion so that the Fuentes de Ebro Onion is better known in more places and so that consumer knows how to recognize, differentiate, and value the product thanks to its unique characteristics.
The Fuentes de Ebro onion was registered in the Registry of Denominations of Origin of the European Commission in 2013 and, as indicated by the regulatory body, it is the only onion in Spain that has been granted the Denomination of Origin quality seal.
It is grown on the banks of the Ginel River and the Ebro River, an area that includes the municipalities of Fuentes de Ebro, Mediana de Aragon, Osera de Ebro, Pina de Ebro, Quinto, and Villafranca de Ebro.
This year producers expect to grow this sweet onion in nearly 100 hectares. This area will be higher than the area of last year, a year in which there was a decrease in surface area. We have recovered what we lost in 2020, stated Berdusan.
According to the estimates of the regulatory council, production could amount to nearly 5 million kilos and the harvest will not begin until July.