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Ellen van Kester, Horticola Guadalfeo:

"Kumato is slowly getting recognition outside Spain"

In the south of Spain, vegetable production has yet to gain traction, at least according to Ellen van Kester of Horticola Guadalfeo, specializing in specialty tomatoes and Chinese cabbage. "Here in the south, production hasn’t really started yet. We expect it to begin around mid-October / early November. Almeria is usually a bit earlier, Motril starts later."

"This season the Kumato will be an important product. This tomato is gradually getting more recognition outside Spain, especially in Russia. Domestically it’s already doing very well, together with the RAF tomato.”

"There is as yet little to say about how production is going. So far the weather conditions are normal for the time of year. A development that concerns us, is the Spanish market. In Spain there is an unemployment rate of 27%, something that is clearly reflected in our retail sales. Conversely, we do more and more export," concludes Ellen.

More information:
Ellen van Kester
Horticola Guadalfeo
Ctra. Celulosa Km.199
18600 Motril
Tel: 958 60 23 04
Fax: 958 82 49 26

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