Less early mandarin production seen in the southern hemisphere this year

Fresh Mandarin
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 23, 2024

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Peru's mandarin production in 2023 has been negatively affected by high temperatures, leading to less fruit on trees and uncertainty about the year's production volume, according to Sergio del Castillo Valderrama, manager of the Association of Citrus Producers of Peru (Procitrus). The impact is particularly felt in plantations north of Lima, with early mandarin varieties such as Okitsu, Owari, and Primosole seeing reduced production. The shortage, especially of Satsumas, has caused a slight increase in international market prices, which could escalate further in the coming weeks.
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( The high temperatures recorded in 2023 continue to affect crops, such is the case of the mandarin, where for the current campaign there is less fruit on the trees, said the manager of the Association of Citrus Producers of Peru ( Procitrus), Sergio del Castillo Valderrama, who explained that the mandarin is a fruit that needs cold. He indicated that this is the first year where his client has uncertainty about the production volume to be achieved, since in other years the physiological drop in the fruit has been very clear in the counts that begin to be done in January, which clearly shows how the campaign will behave. “In this case there is a lot of heterogeneity in the fields, there are fields that have fruit, others are almost without fruit. This greater impact is seen more in the plantations located north of Lima and not so much in the fields installed south of Lima," he stated. He added that what is clear is that all varieties of early mandarins such as Okitsu, ...
Source: Agraria
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