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Almeria's horticultural campaign advances market by high price of inputs and desalinated water

Almeria farmers have been paid better prices for a few days. However, this has only happened occasionally for certain products and is not a generalized phenomenon. This year, the cold weather has taken longer to arrive in Europe, but it seems that it is finally setting in, which would help Almeria to gain market share and better prices.

Meanwhile, the greenhouses of the Poniente continue to produce all pepper varieties and bushes. Inputs are rising considerably, especially the waters of desalination plants - as stated recently by Almeria's Water Table (Mesa del Agua de Almeria). Moreover, the aquifers continue to have very low levels.

Tomato greenhouses continue removing stems and giving their plants support. In the area of Vicar, greenhouse vine tomatoes are still in the flowering, fruit-setting, and fattening phase, although more and more plots are being harvested.

Eggplant plantations are being given support and training pruning is being carried out. The earliest varieties are in full harvest, and the Long Black and White eggplants are also being harvested.

Producers are also harvesting Almeria-type cucumbers. The earliest plantations are finishing their cycle and the Dutch-type cucumbers have been harvested for 20-25 days. There are zucchini plantations in all stages of development. Producers are also harvesting early-round low-growth green beans, which were planted in September with a 20-30 kg/ha sowing rate.

It should be noted that producers in the area of La Cañada tomatoes have not harvested their tomatoes yet, but that all tomato types have been harvested in Nijar. All pepper varieties are also being harvested. At the end of the year, they will be uprooted and replaced with watermelons. Cucumbers are continuously being planted and plucked, so they are freshly laid and their cycle is almost finished. Harvesting continues in zucchini greenhouses.


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