As projected by the latest report from the Institute of Rural Development (IDR) of Argentina, cherry production this year will exceed 7 million tons, a historical figure that aims to set a true precedent for the local industry of this fruit.
Specifically, it would be 7,068 tons, mainly located in the Northern Zone of the country which, as stated in the report, “are the second most important in terms of production. There is 23.5% of the province’s production (1,664 tons) distributed over 160 hectares. The rest, 276 tons, are located on 26 hectares in other oases in Mendoza.”
A bigger season
As anticipated, everything indicates that this cherry season will far surpass the previous one, something that excites producers and consumers. According to the report, 2,544 tons have a caliber greater than 28 millimeters. The rest, 4,524 tons, is less than 28 mm. On the other hand, the optimal hours of cold accumulation have allowed the harvest of fruit of better quality, flavor and size.
Thus, the trans-Andean country continues to add good news in its cherry industry, just a few days ago, the designation of origin of the cherry harvested in Patagonia was announced, to add a new joy today.
Source: Noticias AgroPecuarias