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32 degrees in the middle of October with plenty of sun was what thousands of farmers experienced today in Almeria where they striked again the new consessions given by the European to third world countries such as and mainly Morocco the growers wants restrictions and better controls whilst The African country wants a full liberalization, which would be very detrimental to the Communitarian producers. At the present, the export quota to the African country reaches 233,000 tons at a price of 46.1 euros per 100 kilos. Friday the 9 th is bank Holiday in the Valencia region and on Monday 12 its national bank holiday. Of course this complicates programming and price estimates on Monday.

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Aubergines:

Courgettes:

Very good quality and more kgs coming in every day. Shiny black and no quality problems at all.

From Dribling with good quality with or without film. Cucumbers:

Broccoli: First few quantities of new crop are available, but still few kgs the coming weeks Capsicum: Very cheap Spanish capsicums but little to no demand. The quality is starting to improve however and within some weeks it should be absolutely excellent.

Very nice cucumbers now with lesser quality problems. There has been indications of slight raises in prices but is seemed to be a wish only from the farmers. Still at the cheapest possible level and with even better quality. Figs: The first figs will depart from Spain week 42

Clementines: Grapes: This week there has been important volumes of Marisol and this weekend harvest of arrufatinas and clemenpons will begin and those should be available at the end of next week. The sizes as predicted are rather good which lead to believe that the quality this year will improve. Further the quality of clemenruby and Oronul is very good, with superb taste.

Few kgs left and poor quality of seedless grapes. Iceberg: Few kgs has been harvested but season will first really commence in approximately 2 weeks. Kaki: New crop from Valencia of guaranteed quality is finally ready and the tannins are being eliminated from the first stored fruits. The color is ok, although still a little pale

Corn: Winter crop, 14x2 flow is being produced in Alicante. Nice new model for pre cooked available.

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Lemon: Plums: Still a lack of sizes of lemons of new crop. Few low prices are seen on the free market but generally the prices are high and the quality very good.

Stille Angelex plums from Badajoz of rather extraordinary quality compared to the time of the season. Another 3 weeks with available quantities.

Oranges: Salads: This week the first navelinas are loaded although volumes are small and will continue to be so the coming 2 weeks. Good level of juice.

Different salads will start in 3 weeks. There are few quantities right now of little gem. Satsumas: Continues with normal volumes of Okitsu apparantly without quality problems after the rains although after next week they will start to pick Owaro satsumas whereafter tjhe quality will improve considerably.

The Torreon brand was named after the old tower lighthouse in Aguilas and the Martinez family whos warehouse and crops are next to the tower has used it since 1969. Few years ago, however, the local administration wanted to tear down the tower so a new highway could go

Special tomatoes:

straight to aguilas … Don Francisco Lopez Martinez gave the city Hall an

Piel de Sapo: Good quality, with steady prices. Will continue another 3 weeks. Hereunder our proud supplier that gives away a piel de sapo melon to a guy that certainly can afford the market prices.

Still limited offer of cherry with a little more of plum cherry. Few yellow cherry. Cherry on the wine will slowly start as will plum tomatoes.

ultimatum. If they would remove the tower he would close down the factory and place it in the nearest neighbor city. As seen on the picture the engineers rapidly found a way to

Tomatoes: El Torreon will begin little by little in week 42 med the first sizes M of the Yaiza variety.

make a curve around “El Torreon”… Really a remarkable brand !

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Total Produce Sourcing Spain S.A, Avenida Ricardo Soriano no 72, Edificio Golden, Portal B, 29601 Marbella Tel: +34 952 768 373 Fax: + 34 952 768 301

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Spanish market info week 42  

fresh fruit and vegetables

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