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The BoD of Club Candonga makes its considerations regarding the season

"Many want to go back to growing Sabrosa-Candonga"

We can say that the harvesting and commercialization of Candonga Top Quality® strawberries are over.

"The campaign ended a few days ago for the great majority of our 24 producers, and it will end this week for a few others. We are rather pleased with the results achieved on the market and in the fields, if we consider just how much the abnormal weather has negatively affected the year both in Italy and abroad, with a 20-35% drop in yields in the Mediterranean basin. Over the past few weeks, many growers from Lucania showed their interest: many want to go back to growing Sabrosa-Candonga. Demand for the plantlets is in fact already growing: we think we will increase the surfaces dedicated to this cultivar next year, also thanks to the work carried out to strengthen the brand, which is already widely known by Italian consumers," explains the BoD of the Candonga Top Quality Club.

The Sabrosa variety reconfirmed itself as the most popular cultivar in Basilicata, the leading producer of strawberries in Italy. "The extraordinarily mild temperatures at origin and destination compromised the outcome of the season, yet we can say that Sabrosa-Candonga proved itself among the better-performing varieties, with 500-550 grams/plant. The climate change underway is threatening strawberry cultivation on a global level. We witnessed it the last fall, not only with the increase in plant mortality, which could be attributed to the weird weather, but also with the greater development and resistance of insect pests and with the lower yields. We need to try to adapt and improve the management of the entire chain, making it even more professional."

For more information:
Club Candonga soc. cons. arl.
Via Massimo D'Azeglio, 8
75025 Policoro (Matera - Italy)
+39 0835 971722
[email protected]

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