Pineapple-producing Espírito Santo city in Brazil expected to harvest 20 million fruits in this year's harvest

Updated Oct 1, 2023
Pineapple production this year in Espírito Santo is leaving producers excited. In Marataízes, on the southern coast of the state, a city where more than 2 thousand families make a living from planting the fruit, the weather helped a lot and the harvest should be much better than the previous one, according to farmers. Furthermore, the fruits are bigger and sweeter and the expectation is that 20 million pineapples will be harvested. Share on WhatsAppShare on Telegram Last year, there were six months of drought and the crop failure reached 42%. More than 15 million fruits were lost. Producer Sidney Ribeiro Brandão said that producers suffered a lot from the drought, which had consequences and almost caused losses this year. "Last year we suffered a lot and the fruits didn't produce so good and we ran out of seedlings for us to plant this one. So, we suffered a lot of losses in this situation", said the farmer. The scenario this year is encouraging. The warmer and rainier winter was ...
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