According to an estimate by Coexphal, its affiliated producers will market about 4% more conventional tomatoes in the 2022/23 campaign than in the previous campaign.
Pear tomatoes will be the most marketed tomato variety, accounting for 46% of the total, increasing by 1% over last year. Vine tomatoes will record an increase of 13%, while cherry tomatoes are the only type of tomato that will lose ground (-3%).
Organic tomatoes will register the largest increase in volume (+15%) because of the significant increase in vine tomatoes (+25%), the most produced variety during this autumn campaign. Cherry (+10%) and loose (+9%) tomato varieties are also on the rise, while organic pear tomatoes are expected to drop by 10%, continuing the negative trend they've followed in previous years.
Meanwhile, conventional pepper is expected to experience a 2% contraction, changing the trend of the last campaigns. The California variety will be the most marketed variety, especially the red pepper, which accounts for 57% of the total pepper volume marketed. The Lamuyo variety will improve slightly (+1%), but the Italian pepper is expected to decrease by 10%.
The organic product is expected to experience an overall increase. The organic California Red variety will be the most marketed variety, accounting for 51% of the total.
Cucumber, aubergine, and zucchini
Cucumber, aubergine, and conventional zucchini show slightly negative figures. The Almería cucumber variety is expected to be the most marketed product of all the products analyzed by Coexphal associates. It will account for 22% of the total marketed.
Organic cucumber behaves like the conventional varieties but with more significant percentages of decline. The volume of aubergines marketed will decrease by 13%, while the volume of Almeria cucumber will fall by 9%. Zucchini will decrease by an insignificant 1% percentage.