DeshidratadosJun. 18, 2012
Ciruelas/EE.UU producción 2012 permanecería estable
CALIFORNIA’s prune crop did not suffer undue damage from hailstorms earlier in the season, and growers are expecting a similar crop to last year, according to the latest official report from the state. Prune production is forecast at 120 000 (short) tons, up 1% from the 119 000 tons produced in 2011.
Acreage has fallen more sharply, following pull-outs after last year’s harvest: the area is now down to 55 000 acres, 5% less than last year. The report, released by the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Agricultural Statistics Service, noted that the prune bloom was earlier than last year, with no pollination problems reported, and trees are now experiencing their normal fruit drop. The report was based on questionnaires completed by growers who represent 49% of the total bearing acreage.