In 2022, Moldovan producers will have a harvest of about 485 thousand tons of apples. Iurie Fala, executive director of the Moldova Fruit Association, made the statement. He presented the forecast and prospects for the apple sector in the Republic of Moldova at the annual Progrosfruit Conference, organized by the World Association of Apple and Pear Producers (WAPA).
“Due to unfavorable weather conditions, this year’s apple harvest will be 180 thousand tons less, compared to last year. In the top of the varieties produced in Moldova, Idared, Golden Delicious, Gala and Florina remain the most important,” said Fala.
According to the speakers at the conference, the countries of the European Union and Great Britain forecast for this year a harvest of 12,168 million tons of apples, with 152 thousand tons or 1% more than in 2021. The top varieties produced remain (with a slight decrease) Golden Delicious, Gala and Red Delicious.
At the same time, the representatives of Poland, the largest producer of apples in the EU, announced that 65% of the forecasted harvest (4.495 million tons) would be processed. This is because the Polish producers, in order to save resources, failed to comply with the production technologies, and the quality of the fruit was affected. (Moldpres/Business World Magazine)