The Spanish citrus season is still a month away, but early indications are for a bumper crop of lemons, according to the citrus association Ailimpo.
Final figures will not be available until the CLAM conference later this year, but Spanish estimates already point to more than 900,000 tonnes, at least a 20% increase on 2004-2005.
Early variety satsumas and clementines are expected to be available in volume by mid-October, followed by Navel oranges in mid-November. Growing conditions at the present time are also good, said Ailimpo.