Did you know that the production of strawberries has multiplied by 4 in the last 40 years? Did you know that Huelva produces 65% of all the strawberries in Spain? Are you interested in knowing the relationship between Spanish national production vs that of the rest of Europe?
This e-book will answer all those questions and provide you with plenty of information about strawberries, their cultivation, and the leadership that the province of Huelva, Spain, holds in the farming of this fruit. You will understand the extraordinary boom of the strawberry sector, as well as the importance of soil conditions, climate and availability of good quality water that can generate sustainable environments to produce strawberries.
Find out about the success of this province and what was their path to become pioneers in cultivation and production. A high level of technology, distribution structures and commercial dynamism are just some of the protagonists of this story.
Growing Strawberries in Huelva: Facts & Numbers
Additionally, you will find interesting facts, for example, that although the strawberry did not originate in the Huelva, its microclimate caused these red fruits to travel from Los Angeles, California, until they adapted to the western Andalusian terrain and that Sevillian entrepreneur Antonio Medina, brought the first strawberry plants to Huelva in 1960, being considered as the true forerunner of their cultivation.
Discover how Europe became the leading strawberry producer in the world, with 1,489,262 tons (47.7% of world production), followed by North and Central America with 919,479 tons (29.4%). Also, find out about the technological advances in progress to create new varieties that can be competitive and the opinion of consumers in the face of the variety of options present in the market.
We will show you the materials that stand out for the cultivation of strawberries, which exert an influence on the microclimate in which the plants are developed and how, in terms of the use of plastics, the Armando Álvarez Group is currently one of the main references in this field. Plastic? Yes, plastic is also an important input in terms of the farming of strawberries.
Likewise, we will talk about the challenges that farmers must face in order to strengthen the standards achieved so far, the details of the figures of the total Spanish strawberry harvest, where 90% is dedicated to export; the increase in sales in other countries such as Germany and France during the last five years; as well as the hectares that are planted today of other red fruits such as raspberries, blueberries and blackberries covering an approximate of 6,000 hectares and how these should be considered to achieve a comprehensive balance of the context. Finally, you will be able to analyse the impact that the industry has had in the region and how it has managed to attract close to 400 companies dedicated to the cultivation of the strawberry in Spain, generating more than 90,000 jobs. Interesting right? Download this e-book now for free and continue discovering this delightful world.