This year’s harvest will be weak and the price of apples will rise

Date: 2019. 07. 19. 11:30

Due to extreme weather this year, 450,000 tons of apple production is expected, which is half of last year’s figure and 25 percent lower than the ten-year average yield, so we can expect higher than average prices – according to the joint forecast of FruitVeB, the National Chamber of Agricultural Economics (NAK) and the Apple Product Council (ÉKASZ).

Apáti Ferenc, vice-president of the FruitVeB Hungarian Vegetable-Fruit Interprofessional Organization, told MTI on Friday that this year’s production volume is highly volatile, depending on the variety, growing area, region and location of the plantation. (MTI)