The Asociafruit citrus sector represents over 80% of all Andalusian citrus exports, with member companies in the provinces of Seville, Cordoba and Huelva.
The Andalusian citrus campaign lasts from late September to late June, embracing the entire range of varieties of mandarins and oranges as well as smaller quantities of grapefruit and lemons. The most prevalent variety grown is the naveline orange, followed by the salustiana and late Valencia varieties.
The natural outlet for Andalusian citrus production is the fresh market, although part of the harvest is sold for making fruit juice. A substantial part of the production is exported, essentially to EU countries. The sector’s characteristic dynamism, however, is driving its entry into new markets in other areas of the world: South America, United States, Canada, Japan, Eastern Europe…