There are more and more strawberries producers in Semberija, the region in north-eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, growing their fruit both indoor and outdoor. Greenhouse strawberries from could be on the market at the end of next week and farmers expect a good price for the early yield.
Salko Beganovic from Janja has been producing strawberries for five years now. He says that this year is good for now, and he hopes that there will not be much rainfall in the open season that could lead to strawberry decomposition.
“Since July, planting has begun, there is a lot of watering, feeding, but these obligations are not a problem, as much as placement of the goods on the market. We could do much more to produce, without having any difficulties with redemption. The best solution would be if there was a medium price to secure a safe purchase,” Mujo Bogaljevic, director of Agrofarmer Agricultural Cooperative added.
It can be well earned from strawberry production, and the return on investment is faster than for other fruit types.
According to sarajevotimes.com¸ manufacturers hope for a good price and expect to get from 3 to 5 BAM (€1.53-2.55) per kilogram.