According to the report on the status of Andalusian crops corresponding to the period between April 26 and May 2, 2021, that was published by the General Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food of the Junta de Andalucia, the harvest of the long-cycle tomato crops in Nijar should end in two or three weeks. The fruit set and size of these fruits have improved in recent days due to the mild temperatures. The varieties that are currently being harvested the most are the Kumato, Cherry Pera, Cherry Rama, Rosa, and Corazon de Buey varieties.
Aubergine plantations have recovered well from the cold that affected them some weeks ago; there are good plants and good fruits.
Moreover, producers will start harvesting cucumbers from the short-cycle spring plantations in a week, and the zucchini plantations present good quality fruits.
The last watermelon fruit sets have been a little worse than the previous ones, due to the weather conditions. Cantaloupe melons have very good quality and yields.
In the Poniente Almeriense, pepper producers are stretching their harvest as long as they can due to the good prices they still register, especially the Lamuyo-type varieties.
The most harvested tomato variety is the pear type and it will continue to be harvested until the end of the season. Black and white aubergines are also in harvest. The productions are average and will continue at least until next month.
The spring cucumber plantations are in full production and will continue despite low prices.
Most of the zucchini plantations are in full harvest; some are somewhat delayed. The collection of Galia and Cantaloupe melon continues and the harvest of the Yellow variety is starting. The productions are short and prices decreased this week because it hasn’t been hot.
Black seedless, white seedless, and white watermelons are also being harvested, with low yields so far. In addition, some mini watermelon greenhouses have already begun to harvest the earliest varieties.
The seedbeds are already preparing the planting of peppers, mainly.