Huelva producers plan significant growth in their industry

Spanish blueberry season does not reach projected objectives

As global blueberry consumption still seems to witness significant increases, Huelva producers are planning a significant growth in their industry. The previous harvesting and marketing seasons of Huelva blueberries have been crossed by the abundant supply volumes from Peru, Chile and from Morocco as well. Also, there were the restrictions resulting from the current health crisis. To this must be added that in 2020 the production of blueberries in Huelva fell by approximately 40% due to the intense cold and excessive rainfall.

Despite this, good values ​​were obtained in the markets, translated into economic returns close to €260 million, which compensated for the difficulties mentioned above.

Current season projections
For this last season it was expected to recover the volumes, and not only to recover them, but to increase them, because newer plantations have entered production, with varieties with higher yields, for which it projected to reach production levels higher than 50% per above past averages, which would recover lost production volumes. So far, the Spanish season maintains good expectations and is registering good results, which are expected to continue in June and July. However, storm Filomena delayed the production of the early varieties by more than 30 days, and in parallel, the cold brought forward the production of the late varieties.


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