Frutas y HortalizasJul. 29, 2016
Bielorrusia comienza a exportar arándanos congelados a Polonia y Lituania (texto en inglés)
The Belarusian Cooperative Union has started to export the new crop of blueberries, reports the Union’s head of management Oksana Skinder.
“The Belarusian Cooperative Union started export supplies to Poland and Lithuania of frozen blueberries from the current crop. Foreign consumers are interested in the Belarusian berry – more than 100 tonnes of blueberries have already been shipped,” said Skinder. In Belarus, more than 3,000 tonnes of blueberries have already been harvested this year, which is 1.6 times more than in the same period of 2015.
Traditionally, the purchase prices of wild growing products is not defined by the domestic market, but the European. Now blueberries cost between $0.75/kg- $1.0/kg depending on the region. Consumers’ organizations have also harvested red and black currants, raspberries, tart and sweet cherries. To now, 250 tonnes of red currants, 350 tonnes of black currants and 215 tonnes of cherries have been purchased. Mushroom harvests have also begun.
Chanterelles can be bought for $2.5 to $3.0/kg, white mushrooms $2.5 to $3.5/kg, other mushrooms $0.75/kg. More than 12 tonnes of mushrooms have already been purchased. 6,600 tonnes.of cucumbers have been purchased for $0,13- $0,15/kg, 6,800 tonnes of cabbage at $0,13- $0,15/kg, 2,300 tonnes of tomatoes at $0.60-$0.75/kg, 6,300 tonnes of potatoes at $0.23 -$0.25/kg and 120 tonnes of green crops.