Respect for your privacy is our priority

The cookie is a small information file stored in your browser each time you visit our web page.

Cookies are useful because they record the history of your activity on our web page. Thus, when you return to the page, it identifies you and configures its content based on your browsing habits, your identity and your preferences.

You may accept cookies or refuse, block or delete cookies, at your convenience. To do this, you can choose from one of the options available on this window or even and if necessary, by configuring your browser.

If you refuse cookies, we can not guarantee the proper functioning of the various features of our web page.

For more information, please read the COOKIES INFORMATION section on our web page.


WPTC crop update as of 15 February 2022

16/02/2022 - WPTC - 2022 Season
The tomato harvest is currently progressing well  in most countries in the Southern hemisphere. 


The expectation has been reduced by 10,000 tonnes to 630,000 tonnes after rainfalls with some hails last week have reduced the harvest forecast. Now, the weather is dry again.
The weather is currently desirable, however some regions received between 40-90 mm rain at the end of January, increasing the disease profile in fields. The harvest began this week, with quality and fruit size very good and Brix around 5.1. Current estimated total (inclusive of Organics and Cherry Tomatoes) is 262,000 payable tonnes.
The last of the three factories started processing on 7 February, and all factories are now running. The weather favourable and colour and quality are good. The forecast is maintained at 1,050,000 tonnes although may be reduced in March depending on water availability.
South Africa
The forecast for the 2022 season is increased slightly to 166,000 tonnes with 45,000 tonnes in Western Cape (summer area with harvest January to April) and 
121,000 tonnes in the Limpopo area (winter area with harvest May to September). The harvest season commenced one week behind schedule and the out growers also experience a sharp increase hike in input cost. Pests like “Tuta” and White Fly are currently the main risks drivers.
Related companies


Professional or non-profit organisation See details





Supporting partners
Featured company
Koeln Parma Exhibitions Srl
Most popular news
Featured event
2022 Tomato News Conference
Our supporting partners