According to the latest State of the Crops report of the Junta de Andalucía, corresponding to the week of March 6 to 12, cultivation tasks in the pepper greenhouses of the Poniente Almeriense were scarce at that time of the campaign, as producers only carried out cleaning and collection activities. Those who had already started transplanted melon or watermelon crops.
Producers pruned and staked spring tomato plantations. They also continued harvesting long-cycle tomatoes.
Producers continued harvesting greenhouse long-cycle aubergine plantations and made new plantings. In cucumber greenhouses, mid-season plantations were uprooted, spring plantations were staked, and secondary shoots were pruned.
The spring courgette plants were developing their bush and growing, and the mid-season plantings were still in full production.
Melons and watermelons continued growing, and producers continued planting late Yellow and Piel de Sapo melons. The seedbed facilities were ending the sowing, and most of the surface was planted with melon and watermelon seedlings waiting for their removal for planting.
Producers in the area of Nijar prolonged the cultivation period of long-cycle tomatoes because prices remained good. The last greenhouses with short spring cycles were being planted.
The cultivation of Palermo pepper, one of the most cultivated Italian pepper varieties, continued with good quality and without incident.
Some aubergine greenhouses had harvested their production and were in a new loading phase, others were in full production. The production of courgettes continued to increase due to the increase in temperature, with good fruit quality. In general, the biological fight against aphids is working in zucchini crops.
The harvest of the winter cycle cucumber plantations came to an end, and the spring plantations were being harvested.
Watermelons were still being transplanted, and the hives were being taken out in the earliest plantations with a good curd of watermelons. Virtually no blanket or other extra methods of raising the temperature were needed anymore. The Cantaloupe melon that was planted at the end of January was already being pruned. Others were still being planted.