Very few apples and pears will grow this year according to the profession

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2020. 07. 30. 11:45
40 to 50 percent fewer apples will be produced this year than average due to spring frosts and drought; the pear was weathered even more, and farmers can harvest up to 50-60 percent less than an average year, according to the crop forecast of the FruitVeB Hungarian Fruit and Vegetable Interprofessional Organization and the National Chamber of Agriculture (NAK).

According to the organizations’ statement published on Thursday, due to the unfavorable weather, the apple crop could be 300-350 thousand tons this year, which corresponds to 50-60 percent of an average crop of 600 thousand tons per year. Experts expect 13-16 thousand tons of pears this year, harvesting 32 thousand tons of this fruit in an average year.
The poor yield was explained by the fact that there were a lot of frosty nights in the spring, 15-18 per region, from 22 March to mid-May, several waves caused significant frost damage to the orchards, and the drought also caused severe damage. (MTI)

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