885 ha of new apple orchards to be planted this year


Nicolas pongratz

Friday, October 1, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

As part of a planting program, 885 hectares of new apple orchards will be planted in Hungary this year, Agriculture Minister István Nagy said yesterday in Nagykálló (250 km northeast of Budapest).

Nagy said that more than 770 growers in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County, which supplies the largest share of Hungary’s apple production, have successfully applied for the tender for the renewal of horticultural plants from the program. rural development.

Last year, due to adverse weather effects, around 400,000 tonnes of apples were produced, of which 270,000 tonnes were for industrial use and 130,000 tonnes of so-called table apples.

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