Larger Spanish lemon cropThis article was originally published in Foodnews
SPAIN's ministry for the environment and rural and marine affairs (MARM) expects the country's lemon crop to increase 12.8% on last year, reaching 636 000 tonnes, it has announced. Sweet orange production is also expected to rise (+9.3%) at 2.9 million tonnes, along with mandarins (+6.9%) at 2.1 million tonnes. Meanwhile, MARM also predicts an increase in the chestnut crop (+47.2%), followed by hazelnut (+44.9%), banana (+17.2%) and kiwi fruit (+13.6%). In contrast, falls will be seen in raspberries (-34.6%), plums (-15.9%) and almonds (-13.9%).