Spain: CASI is early with new tomato crops

Theproducers of the cooperative CASI are 10 days early with the planting oftomatoes, likely leading to an early season. In recent years, mid-August was thesowing period, but this year growers decided to start 10 days earlier to getthe harvest to markets speedier.

ThePresident of CASI, José María Andújar, stressed that, "the new season hasstarted with great expectations. We are the largest player in the production oftomatoes and this year we want to grow even more. The price for our members hasbeen favourable in recent years. This has led to an early start.”

CASI closes the 2012-2013 season with 200 million Euro in revenue and sales upwards of 230 million kilos, figures that the cooperative wants to outdo the following season. José María Andújar reminds people that the cooperative introduced ​​an improvement plan in the production and sales three years ago. The cooperative exports to more than 20 European countries, including Spain, France, Poland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Scandinavia, the Baltic countries, the UK and Germany.


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