Tomatoes have been the staple of Canary Island horticultural exports for more than 40 years and the industry is still massive despite the fact it is still recovering from water shortages last year which reduced exports by nearly 20%. Although production fell some 10% this is now being compensated for by a switch away from low plastic houses to the Dutch high wire system. One grower, Manuel Acevedo, has boosted yields 40% to 120 tonnes per acre. He says the fruit is easier to pick and is of better quality because the structure creates less variation between day and night temperatures. {{FRESH PRODUCE }}