Salsa Agricola S.L. (Grupo Sociedad Azucarera Larios) has concluded its avocado harvest with very good results in terms of yield and sales price. The unrelenting increase in demand for this fruit, not only in Europe, but also in the United States and other economic powers such as China, an increase that has not been associated with parallel growth in production, has resulted in the historic prices of the previous season being virtually maintained, mainly for the Hass variety.
The avocado harvest season in the region of La Axarquia, Spain’s biggest producing area, began in October 2016 with the harvest of the smooth-skin pollinating varieties, mainly Bacon, Zutano and Fuerte. Production was much higher than the previous season and prices slightly lower. These varieties have a limited commercial route since they overlap with the arrival of the Hass variety in the markets, which is preferred by European consumers, hence the price limitation.
Final production on the farms owned by Salsa Agricola S.L. (Grupo Sociedad Azucarera Larios) has been 6% higher than the previous year, reaching practically 750,000 kg,although some of them have seen a certain degree of alternate bearing due to high production in the previous season. This phenomenon has been offset by other younger farms that are continuing to increase their development and productivity.