The almond tree accounts for 87% of the nut surface in Spain
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Published Nov 11, 2023
Almond trees remain the dominant nut crop in Spain, with a surface area eleven times larger than its closest competitor, pistachios. Almond cultivation covers 761,662 hectares, predominantly in Andalusia and Castilla-La Mancha, while pistachios occupy 70,235 hectares, mainly in Castilla-La Mancha and Andalusia. Hazelnut cultivation is also growing, particularly in Catalonia, due to high market demand and profitable production potential.
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Of them, by the way, only 142,398 were irrigated. Andalusia is the main producing region, with 240,106 hectares, of which barely a quarter is irrigated. It is followed at a considerable distance by Castilla-La Mancha, with 158,360 hectares. Of them, 130,000 are irrigated. Other areas with an important implementation of the almond tree are the Valencian Community, with 91,400 hectares of cultivation, Aragón with 88,406 hectares and the Region of Murcia, with 84,369 hectares. The presence of communities like Castilla y León in the sector is much more modest. The community has 3,744 hectares of almond trees, of which 1,479 are irrigated. The analysis of the map of Castilla y León offers very valuable information about the type of soil and climate it demands, since the crop is much more present in what can be called the Duero line: the province with the most hectares of crops is Valladolid, with 1,269 hectares, followed by Salamanca, with 815 hectares, and Zamora, with 668. The rest ...