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Agro Queens on the upcoming organic apple season in Poland

"Companies that are caught selling false organic apples should receive major punishments"

The weather issues in Poland will lead to a smaller volume of apples. For conventional apples the damage seemed severe, however exporter Agro Queens feels there will be a sufficient amount of organic apples available for export. The upcoming season for Polish organic apples is met with positivity by…

Blueberry prices plummeting in Poland

Prices for blueberries in Poland began to decline rapidly, according to EastFruit analysts. Despite great interest of wholesale companies in berry purchases, the supply…

Polish apple market still dealing with challenges from last season

“Apples still stored in cold rooms are responsible for current low prices”

The weather has not been good to Poland in recent weeks, from frosts to heatwaves to the miserable, constant rain and wind. Despite all these issues, the new season for Polish apples is almost upon us and the start is rockier than expected. Storing apples from previous season for so long has resulted in…

Disease prevention in raspberry cultivation

On the plantation of the Laszka variety of raspberries in Mazovia, where June was extremely hot, the plants were in a good condition thanks to irrigation. When the first…

"Imported Polish apples popular in China"

“Since Polish apples gained permission to enter China in 2016, the demand for imported Polish apples has increased sharply in the past two years, and the import volume has increased year by year,” said Henry Wang, Manager at Jiutai Modern Agriculture Co., Ltd. "In 2018, due to weather conditions, the…

"Hot temperatures are causing the production of tomatoes to slow down"

In Poland the season for greenhouse tomatoes is currently in full swing. All in all it appears to be a promising season, but the ever rising temperatures could cause issues for the produce in the long term. For one Polish exporter, the need for a good marketing plan for pink tomatoes is currently on his…

Poland: Haskap berry season only lasted for two weeks

Normally the end of the haskap berry season in Poland would be wrapping up just about now. That didn’t really work out, as climate change really threw a monkey wrench in the whole thing. It resulted in a season that lasted for just two weeks, rather than a full month. Normally the haskap berry season in…

Emilia Lewandowska on the start of the soft fruit season:

“Prices for soft fruit were totally unstable in the past two weeks”

The soft fruit season has started slightly early in Poland due to the hot weather, but the demand has increased with the early start. With a large number of apples being damaged, Polish soft fruit could get a bit more attention this year. For now, the prices of Polish soft fruit are quite unstable. The…

Tough situation on Polish gooseberry market

The situation on the gooseberry market is very heated. The prices of fruit for processing are very low, which causes frustrations for producers and the suspicion of price collusion. Paweł Kraciński, expert from the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Food Economy at the Polish National Research…

“These extremes are causing disruptions to the blueberry season”

The Blueberry season has officially started in Poland and as is tradition, it started the first of July. However, this hasn’t been true for a couple of years, climate change has shifted the Polish blueberry season to start quite a bit earlier. The Polish blueberry season has not been endangered by the…

AgroQueens on their organic apples from Poland

“Our brand Bio Queen is now recognizable on the European markets”

The season for apples in Poland is quite vibrant, but the situation is slightly different for one particular organic apple exporter. Although the organic orchards did sustain some damage, they were mostly fine. It’s impossible to call the Polish apple season boring. From having an overproduction last…

Polish green bell pepper season in full swing

“Polish companies are competing with each other to offer the lowest price”

The season for green bell peppers, or green capsicums, is going well for Polish growers and exporters. The weather has been troublesome for numerous other products, however the green bell peppers are not affected. Although the red and yellow bell peppers should be appearing fairly soon, currently only…

Polish super fruits have their own holiday

July 1 is celebrated in Poland as the Fruit Day and the Polish Blueberry Day. On this occasion, Polish growers have organized special presentations and tastings. This year's first blueberries, black and red currants, preserves and juices from the honeyberry, chokeberry and MiniKiwi reigned supreme.…

FreshPlaza Poland Special

Our July-special will focus on Poland, which is known for it's large apple market. With record crops one year ago and destructive frosts this year, Poland is surely a vibrant market at the moment. The Haskap berry is growing in popularity, but the fruit has had problems with the recent heatwave. And how are the blueberries in…


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