Abundant Apple Harvest Is Driving Prices Down in Spain

Published Sep 26, 2023
Spanish apple growers anticipate a substantial increase in fresh apple production this year, with volumes expected to reach 536,000 metric tons, marking a 30% year-over-year increase. Catalonia's apple crop is projected to be 22% higher than last year, although slightly below the five-year average. Harvesting is expected to start earlier in some regions due to summer drought and high temperatures. A significant increase in fresh apple harvest is also expected in Aragon, particularly in the Valdejalón region, although challenges like heat and drought may impact fruit size. The abundance of apples has led to a decline in prices for various apple varieties in Spain, with Fuji, Gala, and Granny Smith experiencing notable price drops. Tridge predicts further price declines as the peak harvest period approaches.
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