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Frost damage could reduce Hungarian fruit harvest by 40%

Preliminary estimates of FruitVeB (the Hungarian Fruit and Vegetable Interprofessional Organization and Product Council) and the Northeast Hungary Interprofessional Organization and Product Council (ÉKASZ), state that this year’s fruit crop could be around just 500,000 tonnes of fruit. This low number would be due to frost damage, writes

Farmers harvest 800,000-900,000 tonnes in an average year, the report says. Despite expectations of a good harvest this year, from mid-March onwards, several waves of significant frost damage hit plantations across the country.

Ferenc Apáti, vice-president of FruitVeB, explained that the largest loss is expected from apricots, peaches and cherries, and that the yield of these fruits is expected to fall by a quarter to a third compared to a good year.


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