This year, some 55,000 tonnes of apples will be harvested I Croatia. The nation’s cultivars are of excellent quality, but according to the Smarter consulting company, market trends are disturbed by the import of low-quality apples.
The harvesting of apples is being done this year in extremely favorable weather conditions, and the total yield is estimated at 55,000 tonnes, which is lower than in 2019 when 68,352 tonnes of apples were picked.
Both apple growers and wholesale traders are very satisfied with the high quality of this year's fruits, and the market has been supplied with domestic apples since August when the first Gala apples were ripe for the picking.
Smarter warns that some importers who started importing apples of poor quality and low prices influenced the trends on the market to the detriment of local growers and farmers. Most imported apples were from Serbia, North Macedonia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.