In a little more than once the strawberry plantation will begin in the fields of Huelva after a development in nurseries without notable incidents. Some plants that in the case of Rociera, Rábida and Primoris will arrive in the best conditions.
By Marga López, food and agriculture journalist
In a few weeks the strawberry plantation will begin in the province of Huelva. Until that moment, the plants continue to multiply in nurseries of height, distributed by the provinces of Segovia and Ávila mainly, where the climate allows their development.
Among the wide variety of varieties found in these nurseries, 26.5% corresponds to the varieties of Strawberries New Materials (FNM): Rociera, Rábida and Primoris, a percentage almost similar to that of the last season in nurseries, although it is appreciated a slight increase of the first two, to the detriment of Primoris. “Today Rociera represents 75% of our varieties, and this is thanks to the characteristics that it presents to the producer, who demands it more every year. Its flavor, its long commercial life, homogeneity in size and color, but above all, because it is a very productive plant. All these variables allow a stable and above all profitable commercialization from the beginning to the end of the campaign ”, explains Fernando Zaforas, Commercial Director of FNM
Thus, with Rociera, the sector has a complete variety both agronomically and commercially. But we can’t stop talking about precocity. Every day it is more important to arrive before the market, and do it with quality. In this sense, from FNM they have been working in this line for some years now, in order to achieve that precocity in their varieties: “If I had to highlight what the main demands of producers and marketers would be: quality, productivity, precocity and life commercial, ”says Zaforas.
A campaign in nurseries without incident
With regard to the development of plants in nurseries, highlight the absence of important incidents from the climatological point of view, which has allowed a good development and multiplication of the plant. “We hope to have a quiet transplant process since the plant will arrive in Huelva healthy and with excellent conditions”, remarks the commercial director of FNM.