Frutas y HortalizasAgo. 1, 2016
Polonia: Producción de pera se estima en más de 75000 toneladas
Pear season is about to start in Poland, with the early varieties ready to harvest by the middle of August.
Although it is still early days, production volumes are expected to be higher this season compared to 2015, as more and more Polish growers have been expanding growing areas and planting new varieties such as Erica, Amfora and Tricolor. According to estimates, production could reach as much as 75,000 tons.
Although everything is set for a great season, Anna Staszewska from Polish producer Eurosad, reminds us that, ‘although pears are commonly grown in Poland, it is important to remember that they are more demanding than other fruits because they require more sun, soil fertilization and they are more prone to various diseases.’
“It’s difficult to forecast now what the prices will be like, as it depends on many factors such as the situation on local markets, demand for other soft fruits – plums, berries etc. and also weather conditions, which can be unpredictable in Poland. It is a possibility that prices could become really unstable during the whole season.” shared Staszewska.
The most popular variety for commercial purposes produced by Eurosad and others in the region, is still the Conference pear. However, other popular varieties include the Lucas, Faworytka (Klapsa), Bonkreta Williamsa, Concorde, Komisowka and Xenia. Staszewska shared that the two most popular varieties which they export to other European countries are the Conference and Lucas.
“We are continually looking for new markets and business partners, which is why we are constantly improving the quality of our fruits to make them even more attractive to the global market.” concluded Staszewska.