Fruit & vegetable growing season in full swing around Gozo
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The fruit and vegetables growing season is in full swing all around Gozo, with fields of tomatoes nearly everywhere you look across the island. Local farmers and growers will be hoping that the summer will yield bumper crops.
In the first quarter of this year, Gozitan farmers contributed 0.7 million kilograms of fresh fruit and vegetables, or 7.8 per cent of the total supply. This was down slightly on the last quarter of 2011 when Gozo produced 0.8 million kilograms or 8.6 per cent of the total supply for the islands.
First quarter volume and wholesale of fresh fruit and vegetables in Gozo also went down by 29.2 and 10.6 per cent respectively over the comparative quarter last year.
Photographs by Alain Salvary.