The area of ​​organic gardens in the EU will increase by 30%

FreshPlaza reports that the area of ​​organic gardens in the EU will increase by 30% over the next two years. This was stated by the head of the Europäisches Bioobst Forum (EBF) Fritz Prem, writes “Agro-Center”.

Fritz Prem also shared his forecast for the next year’s harvest of organic apples. According to him, 336 thousand tons of organic apples will be sold at the European market, of which 191 thousand tons will be grown by EBF members.

The most represented variety this year is Gala, with 41,000 tons expected, followed by Golden, Topaz, Braeburn, Elstar, and Jonagold.

“Organic apples and pears will remain in the premium segment, as time requirements are increasingly focused on organic production,”

said Fritz Prem.

According to him, the threat to the sector is low costs for fresh fruit. Research by GFK Austria shows that the average household spends only € 15 on fresh fruit per month, while other products and ready meals cost about € 145 per month.

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