These fruits are becoming more and more popular as people are rushing for them in Europe
Published Dec 18, 2021
Berries are becoming increasingly popular in Europe. But as not all of these countries are self-sufficient, the demand for imported fruit is growing steadily. However, only some of them come from other European countries and some come from outside the continent, the National Chamber of Agriculture (NAK) wrote based on the latest analysis from Freshplaza. According to the database of the Central Statistical Office (CSO) in Hungary, currants were grown on 1,170 hectares, raspberries on 253 hectares and strawberries on 846 hectares in 2020. The cultivation of berries in Hungary has shown a continuous decreasing trend in recent years, and today, with the exception of currants and strawberries, it has practically ceased. The reasons for this are to be found in the unfavorable climatic conditions and the lack of irrigation and manual labor.
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