A very bad apple crop is driving prices down this year

By: Trademagazin Date: 2022. 11. 04. 12:04

Spring frosts, summer drought, rising energy prices – the price of apples increases, and there may even be a shortage of apples in spring.

It was a bad season

“Although not all crops have been harvested yet, it seems that this year’s apple crop will be the weakest in recent years”

Ferenc Apáti, president of the FruitVeB Hungarian Vegetable and Fruit Trade Organization and Product Council, told InfoRádio.

“We will harvest one of the weakest crops in the history of apple growing this year, which is only 300-350 thousand tons. An average apple crop in Hungary is 500-600 thousand, but in the best vintage of recent years in 2018, nearly 900 thousand tons of apples were produced. Now half of an average crop, we are harvesting a third of a very good crop this year”

– added the specialist.

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