Status of Almeria's greenhouse crops

The Junta de Andalucía recently updated the information on the state of crops in the community. From December 20, 2021, to January 9, 2022, the harvesting of tomatoes continued in Almeria's Poniente greenhouses. Producers carried out treading and leaf removal work to clean the plant.

They also continued harvesting California green, red, and yellow peppers, as well as Lamuyo peppers. Italian red and green peppers were also being harvested. The harvesting of aubergines also progressed.

Producers continued to uproot the depleted cucumber crops, which will be replaced by another cucumber crop or another vegetable. The rest of the greenhouses that were more recently transplanted have installed, for the most part, double covers and thermal blankets to increase their temperature to accelerate the vegetative development. Producers also collected cucumbers of the Almeria type, Litoral variety. Production began to rise on those days because yields had decreased during the holidays due to the cold weather. They have collected 3.5 kg/m² so far.

The greenhouses uprooted the zucchini plantations that had finished their cycle to plant zucchini again and used thermal blankets to protect the plant from the low temperatures. Other greenhouses were in full harvest.

In Níjar, greenhouse producers harvested smooth and branch Daniela, Raf, and Cherry tomatoes, with an increase in the Kumato type. The quality of some fruits was compromised by the presence of some spots and there were some cracked fruits due to the strong winds there were in the previous weeks, which greatly reduced the humidity.

Harvesting of peppers continued normally. There were some fungal diseases, just as in tomatoes.

The drop in temperature somewhat affected the quality of the freshly set aubergine fruits. Some flowers rotted due to humidity and there were some setting problems.

The report highlighted that the harvesting of zucchinis was coming to an end and that almost all of the cucumber plantations had been uprooted.

Watermelon transplants, which are protected with tunnels in these early stages, had already begun. Producers have also started to carry out the first melon transplants.

Producers in the greenhouses of the Costa region of the province of Granada harvested cherry, Pear, Branch, Daniela, Raf, Asurcado, and Kumato tomatoes. The market is very slow these days after the festivities. There were farms uprooting bushes ending the autumn campaign and were beginning to prepare for the spring campaign.

There were also greenhouses in the area of Vélez de Benaudalla that harvested Dutch cucumber from October-November.



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