ConservasSep. 2, 2011
Producción cae 30% en Las Caderechas
Producers in Las Caderechas (the Burgos valley) harvested in the present campaign, which finished last week, a total of 75,000 kilos, some 50% less than expected at the start of the season, as a consequence of hail during April and May.
This was confirmed at Europa Press by the technical director of the brand “Cherry from Las Caderechas Valley”, José Ignacio Velasco, who admitted that this year’s production should have been of 150,000 kilos. “It would have been normal”, he said, explaining that in some localities and farms the harvest “was quite low” and in some, “nothing” was harvested, as a consequence of the damage caused by storms and hail in April and May.
By comparison with the previous campaign, harvest of this cherry dropped 30%.
Velasco highlighted the cherry’s good quality in the present campaign, since there’s less fruit on the tree, the cherries are bigger in size and “quite sweet”, as confirmed by the sweetness and acidity tastings at the Community laboratory.
This fruit is harvested by hand, as a “warranty” of harvesting and quality.
The brand expects to have a turnover of 240,000 Euro, “a number that should have been double that”, but affected by the lesser production and the drop in prices in the market, as a consequence of the economic situation in the country.
Varieties with higher production in 2011 are the traditional ones in the area – “fresona” and “negra del país” – and the most implemented and commercialized in the last years – “summit” and “lapins”.