The first quarter of the 2020-2021 campaign is already coming to an end in Almeria. In this period, there has been an overall rise in the price of greenhouse crops, although they have also been showing a downward trend in the last two weeks.
In the greenhouses of the Nijar area, tomato prices are good for the producers. The quality of the fruits is average and no physiological or phytosanitary problems are reported.
Regarding peppers, in some plots the fruit setting appears to be underway in the upper parts of the plant. The aubergine production is still small, but is growing little by little. With regard to green beans, some small volumes of the Strike, Xera and Helda varieties are already starting to be harvested in the greenhouses.
Yellow, red and green bell and Lamuyo peppers are being harvested in the Poniente greenhouses. There are tomato plantations in every stage, with the harvest in full swing for the plum and Daniela varieties. Some of the long-cycle varieties used are the Retinto, Ventero and Ateneo vine tomatoes, the Caniles and Marcus plum tomatoes, the Kumato, the Mistela baby plum tomato, the cocktail tomato and the Ottymo cherry tomato on the vine.
At the same time, the eggplant production is increasing and prices have been falling. The Thelma variety, from Rijk Zwaan, is one of the most widely used. The harvest of the early plantings is in full swing and the later ones will start soon.
Meanwhile, the harvest of Almería cucumbers is also currently almost in full swing and the French and Spanish varieties are still in the early stages of growth.
The mid-season zucchini plantations are in vegetative development and others are in production, although the later ones are also being planted. Beans of the Strike, Rastra, Emerite, Tabella, Garrafal Oro, Tabella, Perona, Roja and Helda varieties are being harvested, with the largest productions being those of the Roja, Helda and Strike.