CongeladosSep. 1, 2011
Frutas en cámaras de frío alcanzan 219.000 toneladas
The biggest volume is of apples with 171,161 tons, 7% more than in 2010. A big part of which is stored in controlled atmosphere.
The fruit stock in various cold stores operating in the region stood at 219,034 tons at the end of July, a high volume when compared with that in previous seasons.
Registration this year is the second highest of the last five periods recorded by the Fruit Secretariat of Rio Negro, which is responsible for statistics in the sector. The corresponding volume to the end of July was only surpassed by the consolidated stock in the same period of 2010, when the cold chambers had more of 229,000 tons of pears and apples, that is 10,000 tons more than this season.
The breakdown of the data shows that there are 171,161 tons of cold apples, of which 112,933 are found in controlled atmosphere and 58,227 tons in conventional atmosphere.
The volume of apples in cold storage this year is 7% higher than in 2010, when there was a stock of 159,611 tons, stored.
From the comparison of figures, at the end of the last two months of this year, it shows that in July nearly 27,000 tons of apples were traded, bringing the stock down 14%.
For pears, the statistics recorded by the secretariat showed that the cold volume is at 47,873 tons, of which 37,456 are in conventional atmosphere and other 10,416 in controlled atmosphere.
Pears out of cold store were plenty in July, as the market posted a total of 22,728
tons, which brought down the stock by 32% compared to June of this year.
In terms of varieties, the report of Fruticultura realize that the bulk of apples that remain in cold blocks corresponds to Red Delicious and its clones, with a volume of 151,489 tons (88% of total), followed by Granny Smith, for which there is a stock of 17,506 tons.
In pears, the greatest volume corresponds to Packham’s, with 31,649 tonnes (66%).