THE melon industry is huge in Spain and is the world’s second biggest exporter.

Second only to Guatemala and ahead of Honduras, the USA and Brazil, Spain holds a dominant position in the EU.

PICKERS: Twisting my melon, man
PICKERS: Twisting my melon, man

The reason: Guatemala and Honduras send up to 90% of their melons to the USA.

Murcia is the region that produces the largest volume of melons, producing 50% of Spain’s total exports and a massive 210 million kilos in 2014, 9% of the world’s total.