NAK: as spring approaches, more and more domestic vegetables are available in stores

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 03. 08. 11:47

Starting from the early spring period, more and more domestic vegetables are entering the shops and Hungarian goods are taking the place of imports – it is clear from the overview of the National Chamber of Agriculture and the Hungarian Vegetable and Fruit Trade Organization.

According to the summary of the analysis published on Friday, domestic spring onions are offered at the Budapest Wholesale Market all year round, but in the early spring period, the domestic production also expands, so foreign spring onions gradually disappear from the offer of most stores. Spring onions are grown on about 130 hectares in Hungary, and the annual harvest amounts to around 2,000 tons, they wrote.

The early domestic lettuce usually appears in the stores in February and from there there is a rapid increase until the end of April. In Hungary, the harvested area of lettuce and the harvested quantity have decreased continuously in recent years, because it is increasingly difficult to grow it economically.

In the future, it is expected that the popularity of romaine lettuce among producers will continue to grow, which can be kept fresh for two weeks when stored in the refrigerator. Today, iceberg lettuce is even more common, the stuffed head of which is much more durable than head lettuce, which can only be kept for a few days, they added.

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