- François-Xavier Branthôme
- 2022 Season
After several weeks of regular increase, the quantities delivered to the plants were heavily impacted by the rains that hit in most areas of California in week 12 (ending September 24).
According to the figures collected by PTAB regarding the 2022 California processing tomato harvest, 550,670 metric tonnes (mT) (607,010 short tons (sT)) were delivered to the factories for week twelve (ending September 17th). Week thirteen (ending October 1st) is estimated to be 734,870 mT (810,055 sT) which would bring the year-to-date total to an estimated 8,511,294 mT (9,382,096 sT).
For actual tons delivered through week eleven (7.23 million mT), California is tracking below (-14%) the five year average (8,413 million mT). Data collected by PTAB show that YTD solids amount to 5.33 compared to 5.30 for the same time period in the 2021 season or 0.03 higher. There were 310,594 loads delivered as of September 17, 2022, or 15,786 less than in 2021 for same time period.
There was no deliveries of Organic processing tomato during the week eleven (ending September 17, 2022) so that the total tons YTD remains unchanged at 460,153 mT (507,232 sT), which is now 6.4% of the actual total delivered quantities. Provisional total is now 18% lower than in 2021 on the same date and 1% higher than the average quantity processed during past three seasons at this time.
If the weekly projections come true, the projected quantities on October 1 would represent approximately 89% of the revised California processors' target (9.53 million mT, or 10.5 million sT).
Sources: PTAB, CLFP, WestConFoods