3rd Spanish Lemon Crop Report 2021/2022 Season

VERNA lemon production is finally estimated at 190,000 tonnes.

Murcia, 31 January 2022

AILIMPO’s third lemon crop estimate for the 2021/2022 season updates the figures published in the September report and forecasts a final total lemon crop of 990,000 tonnes, broken down into 800,000 tonnes of Fino lemon and 190,000 tonnes of Verna lemon.

The FINO Lemon season will continue to develop in the first four months of 2022, although with a progressive reduction in fruit availability.

Outlook for LIMON VERNA, a native Spanish variety, the forecast finally points to a harvest of 190,000 tonnes in 2022, which will mean a sharp reduction compared to the volumes of 2021, with a planned start of marketing during the month of April.

In relation to processing, it is estimated that between 20%-25% of the harvest is destined for processing, an activity in which Spain is in 2nd place in the world ranking, with a wide range of juices, essential oil and dehydrated peel.

In addition, the GlobalGAP and GRASP certifications are key elements this season as part of the interprofessional’s strategy to differentiate Spanish lemons and to promote sustainable production with a triple focus: economic, environmental and social.

To view the full report, click on the following link:

31.01.2022 Spanish Lemon Forecast Update AILIMPO 2021-2022

Upcoming Report: Ailimpo will confirm the 2021/2022 final crop as well as the preliminary forecast for 2022/2023 season on:

  • Friday, 30 September 2022

Note on Methodology: Ailimpo drew up this technical report following the working protocol, using information provided by surveys given to producers, cooperatives, exporters, and processing industries, in addition to field information from its control farms.