According to a statement from AOP Persica and Apricots of France, “The first harvest of French apricots will take place this week (W20), but significant volumes will be placed on the market at the end of next week (W21). And in all of W22 For the whole campaign, the forecast is based on a little lower in volume than last year’s forecasts (64,000 tons sold out of a global potential of almost 80,000 tons, that is, 65% of French national production)”.
“With cold weather conditions for several weeks, the harvest schedule should follow the normal and peak production until early July, unlike previous years, where the last week of June was the busiest week. A strong collection (except for Bergeron). Given the faltering Bergeron sales in 3 weeks, The peak of S27 should be relative and the availability of S28 should increase to S30, for a volume of 6,000 to 7,000 tons/week.
Weekly peach harvest forecast for AOP companies in 2013.
“In all countries, Colorado, Pricia, Wondercot and Mayacot varieties will start the season, they will be complemented by promising new varieties such as Prialina. Bergeron will start trading around July 10.”
Prialina peaches before harvest – Photo credit: Pascal DELON.
At the moment, the French production according to the report is not free from weather events
The forecast for the European harvest stands at 503,000 tons (-7% to 2022, but -7% compared to the 2017-2021 average), as revealed in medFEL on April 26.
Spain returns to a level nearly 100,000 tons closer to its potential. However, the drought that is ravaging the region has an impact on the forecast: a 30 to 40% drop in Murcia’s production. In Catalonia and Aragon the risk is great, and the closure of the Urgelli canal (which irrigates 50,000 hectares) is a clear example of the problem.
In Italy, the war in the southern regions, waiting for the north, is affected by floods and hail.
In France, however, the last rains allowed the authorities to fill up part of the water reserves of the Eastern Pyrenees, which was threatened by drought. This fact allows producers to reduce the level of stress, although the uncertainty will reflect on the development of the weather this summer. Hail has also affected some production areas (Bouches-du-Rhône, Gard), but the damage will not be significant on a national scale.”