Fruit and vegetables harvest in Poland – preliminary forecast
The Central Statistical Office of Poland has published the first, preliminary data about the main crops cultivated on Polish farms and orchards in 2012. The forecast looks optimistic. Production of almost all kinds of plants – particularly fruits – has grown.
Vegetable production going steady
According to the latest forecast by the Polish Central Statistical Office, this year’s harvest of field vegetables is to reach 4.22 million tonnes. Such result is higher than last year’s by an impressive 5.4%. Unfortunately, the volume of production remains 7% below the average yield in 2006-2010, which set the record of 4.57 million tonnes.
Cabbage harvest is to grow once more to 1,057,000 tonnes, which is 8.4% more than in 2013. As much as 16.5% more cauliflowers than in 2013 will be harvested, namely 245,000 tonnes. Cucumber and tomato production is set to dip by 0.7% and 3.1% respectively.
Orchard owners have reasons to be glad this year, as fruits grown on trees are to provide a plentiful yield. At over 3.6 million tonnes, the harvest will be by 2.3% bigger than in 2013, when it was considerable as well. Compared to the average from the period from 2006 to 2010, the number is higher by as much as 43%! This result is truly remarkable.
Apples hold the first place in the ranking, with an estimated harvest of 3.17 million tonnes, which is 2.8% more than in 2013 and as much as 48.5% more than the average from 2006-2010.