Area of production:
Aragón: The production cycle starts just a little later than in Western Spain and ends in September. Varieties grown here have more flavour than those grown elsewhere.
Extremadura: The varieties grown here ripen later than in the south of Spain. The fruit has perfect colouring, fine skin and lovely flavour.
Andalucía: Varieties ripen earlier here than anywhere else in Europe. The fruit has good colouring, very fine skin and an excellent appearance.
Can range from size C in early-ripening varieties up to AAA in varieties harvested from July onwards.
Optimal: between 8 and 10 pounds. Optimal firmness for early-ripening varieties is around 6 pounds.
Varies according to the variety and how early the fruit ripens. The first varieties to ripen in the south have a content of 9-10º Brix, whereas varieties ripening in July and August have a sugar content of over 12º Brix
Starting with very early varieties such as Red Candem, through to May Crest, Royal Glory, Elegant Lady or Summer Lady and on into September with later varieties such as O’Henry
Honeycomb packs (50x30 and 60x40)