By Chris King • 28 May 2021 • 18:55
Farmers In Vegas del Genil Producing Alternative Crop To Tobacco.
FARMERS In Vegas del Genil in Granada Are Producing An Alternative Crop To Tobacco
A group of your entrepreneurs from Vegas del Genil have been growing a vegetable called bimi for the last two seasons, and it looks like it could become the municipality’s successor to the tobacco crops that have been famously cultivated so successfully in the Vega de Granada region previously.
Bimi is a vegetable from the cruciferous family, and is a natural cross between broccoli and Chinese cabbage, farmed by the Álvaro Barranco and Agrobobadilla SL corn dryer, which has gone from eight farmers in the first season of growing bimi, to now having more than 30 farmers.
They produced more than 120 tons of the vegetable in the first season, but this season they have produced more than 500 tons, and sold almost the whole crop by exporting it to England.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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