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Each year is a new challenge for Hungarian peach farmers

In the 1970s, peach farming in Hungary reached its peak, with an acreage of 13,000 hectares. However, the world changed, and so did the climate. For the past three years, every spring period has frequently seen terrible cold snaps, each frost being nothing less than a miniature natural disaster.

This trend is not entirely new though, and for years, the number of peach orchards has been declining. Right now, the total cultivation area is 3.8,000 hectares. With the current cultivation area, Hungary’s annual total peach yield is between 12,000 and 44,000 tons.

According to the latest market data, this year’s first batch of domestic peach arrived at the Budapest Wholesale Market in the 25th week. While the price of the import produce increased by 14% to €2.85 per kilogram compared to its price in 2020, the producer price of domestic peaches rose this year by 45% to €3.16/kg.


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