Spain: Spanish Soft Fruit Production Increases and Consolidates as an Alternative to Strawberry

Berry production, especially blackberries, blueberries and raspberries, in recent years has shifted form an alternative production to an important cash crop for Spanish farmers. In the last five years Spanish farmers have embraced berries as the best way to diversify their activity and minimizing the risks related with the strawberry monoculture and the highest competition compared to the rest of soft fruits. At present, there is an increasing demand for soft fruits in Spain, within the EU and in third countries. Farmers in Huelva, Andalusia, the main Spanish region for strawberry production are increasing the planted area for blackberries, blueberries and raspberries

Spain: Spanish Soft Fruit Production Increases and Consolidates as an Alternative to Strawberry