Morocco has snatched the first place from Spain in the production of red fruits and is becoming one of the most competitive countries in the world in terms of varieties and opportunities.
The production of red fruits in Morocco, namely strawberries, raspberries, cranberries are taking the lead. According to a Dutch company cited by Agrimaroc, “Spain is a little behind in terms of innovations and the planting of new varieties” berries (red fruits). In parallel, “The Moroccan market offers many new opportunities and varieties”.
This place is also explained by the value for money of red fruits in Morocco, which would be “Beautiful, sweet, crunchy and juicy”.
Mainly intended for export, the production of red fruits does not experience the crisis, precisely because, in addition to the favorable edapho-climatic conditions, farmers have diversified their techniques and their means in order to optimize irrigation by quest for a bountiful harvest.
Spreading from November to mid-March, the cultivation of red fruits, in principle delicate especially in the Gharb plain, requires very careful know-how and monitoring (choice of soil, use of greenhouses, etc.).
The region of Rabat-Salé-Kénitra occupies the first place at the national level with an area of 4,360 hectares of red fruits, including 2,400 hectares of strawberry cultivation, 1,200 hectares of blueberries, 700 hectares of raspberries and 60 hectares of other types.
These crops have experienced significant development in terms of areas, agricultural techniques and varieties used, in particular with the Green Morocco Plan program, which has contributed to supporting producers and equipping agricultural areas.