The president of the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Cereza del Jerte, Clara Prieto, has detailed that they have begun in mid-June to certify the first picotas, of which they expect a volume of “great quality” until the middle or end of July. , between 4,000 and 5,000 tons, compared to 6,000 in 2021. To these must be added another 400 certified and already marketed tons of the Navalinda “with tail” variety.
Between 50% and 60% of the pillory will be destined for the United Kingdom market, he detailed before stating that in the denomination they are “satisfied, because the quality has been good” and they have been able to collect “everything that was available” .
The weekly prices at origin of the MAPA so far in the cherry campaign -from week 19 to 24 of 2022- are higher than those registered in the same periods of 2021 and 2019, but sometimes lower than some registered in the of 2020 or 2018.
This campaign, according to MAPA, in week 24 (from June 6 to 12), the average price was 2.26 euros/kg, 45.69% higher than in 2021 (1.55 euros/kg) ; the ceiling (€2.80/kg) was reached in week 20 (from May 16 to 22), a figure only surpassed in recent years in 2018 (€2.85/kg, week 20 as well).