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- 2019 Season
It is now reported that only 200 hectares of tomato fields were hit by the hailstorms which affected mainly cherry, peach, plum and blueberry orchards. This week, transplanting of the tomato fields is ending with warm and good weather condition. A total of 11,700 hectares will be planted which should bring 1,143,000 metric tonnes of tomatoes (expected yield of 98 mT/ha).
Original article (13/11/2018):
Processing tomato fields, as well as cherry, peach and blueberry orchards, were affected by extensive hailstorms in the Central region near Rancagua San Fernando and the Curico area on Monday 12 November. It is the first time this happens in the last thirty years.
Damages are currently being assessed and we will report when we have more news.