Extremadura's Fruit Growers Association (Afruex), the entity that brings together the vast majority of Extremadura companies and cooperatives in the fruit sector, has forecast that the region will produce 285,264 tons of fruit this season.
The highest production forecast corresponds to plums, which will total 98,700 tons. The region is expected to produce 68,300 tons of nectarines, 44,560 tons of peaches, 36,470 tons of cherries, 9,452 tons of donut peaches, 6,530 tons of apricots, 8,380 tons of pears, 4,172 tons of persimmons, 1,232 tons of fresh figs, and 326 tons of quince, among other products.
In recent years, the fruit growing sector has consolidated itself as one of the most important sectors in Extremadura's agriculture due to the number of hectares cultivated, its production volume, impact on employment, and its great export activity to Europe and overseas markets.
Source: Europa Press / hoy.es