Saturday, January 24, 2015

Good news for the Vega Baja lemons

As you are all aware, lemons are one of the most important crops in the Vega Baja. For a number of years the price at market has been so low that some farmers have given up growing them and others have simply left the fruit on the trees rather than waste money picking them.

2015 could be different though.

Turkey is the main competitor for lemons and that country has had bad weather. Even at the beginning of the growing season it was clear that the crop there was going to be down by 14% and then there was snow late 2014/early 2015 to make matters worse.

It is not only lemons that have suffered in Turkey,  a heavy frost in the Maalatya region will reduce the production of apricots.

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