The peach harvest season is a date expected by everyone in Europe and especially in Spain as one of the main producers of this fruit . An action that requires a lot of manpower and precise sanitary controls to achieve adequate security in times of pandemic more than ever. Known When the peach is harvested. Learn about the peach season and nectarine , a crucial stage to guarantee the proper supply of this delicious spring fruit and a production that definitely contributes to the health of the population.
The peach season in Spain
In Spain the peach season and the best time for its collection and consumption is between the months of May and September . Although there are also several varieties (early and late) that generally maintain collection times in the months of April and October respectively.
Look at the precise dates for the collection in some Spanish communities
Aragon : June – July – August
Catalonia : August – September
Murcia : May – June – July
A question of production
Although production evidently tends to curve downward, expectations are extremely favorable and are aimed at satisfying local demand and exports thanks to the high quality of what is produced. Likewise, prices have achieved some stability. Balance that effectively results in benefits and incentives for the producer and that guarantees the supply of this healthy fruit to maintain a stock throughout the year .
The COVID issue and production
The Safety measures for the collection will be crucial to prevent the spread of this disease, likewise and given that obviously a large amount of labor is needed, it is clear that the necessary and pertinent measures have been taken to develop this collection without incidents that to regret.
Girona and Barcelona are the only districts that have projected growth in their production at the time of harvest, they expect a growth of 7% and 6% respectively compared to last year.
Production as well as the world economy are slowed down by the pandemic issue and low production does not help much to see prospects of great boom for future years, although it is an issue that experts say can change for the benefit of producers, workers and workers. the entire great industry of this healthy food .
If we look at the counties of Lleida, for example, they will maintain a production estimate with an 11% inferiority compared to the previous year (2020) and a 35% decrease for the average compared to the last five years. This can offer you a broad overview of the current difficult situation of peaches, which also includes other emblematic fruits and vegetables for Spanish agriculture.
The peach, the nectarine and the provinces
Both the peach and nectarine harvest from last year and of course for this year is based on protection and Biosecurity measures in the field (masks, social distancing, temperature control for workers), although these are measures that must be taken given the delicate risk situation that exists. It is possible that these actions will undoubtedly be of some dislike from the point of view of the practicality of the production and the performance of the same.
Both in the communities of Baix Segre and in Catalonia and Tarragona it is expected that it will start with some delay given the measures and the harsh winter that has been experienced. External situations such as the weather and diseases coupled with the global economic recession for the same reasons have achieved reduce the production of these items in an acceptable way .
The Russian veto has also had its perfect share of guilt in this slump in production and peach and nectarine harvesting , although it is possible to recover it thanks to the implementation of certain changes in production or in encourage the production of jams and long-lasting products with these fruits.
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