Locally, the effects of frosts can be devastating within Polish apple orchards. However, the most are unaffected

The Polish apple harvest has been a bit of a mess, with many challenges, however generally, it was pretty great, Adam Malengiewicz, sales manager at Polish exporter Ewa-Bis tells us: “I think that the season, that is about to come to an end, is an extremely successful one. The company has exported a huge number of containers. If the transportation didn’t get delayed by much and the apple sales were effectively on international markets, I believe that we’ve gained a lot of clients, who trust us, and will be able to keep working with them the following year.”

In examining the main problems this year, the issues with exporting into the Egyptian market were the most significant. But, Malengiewicz states they’ve managed to sell their produce into other markets. “Due to the difficulties with market with Egypt, we had to change our strategy. Egyptian market we chose to shift the direction of export to other markets, and to increase the quantity of the markets that are alternative to us. It’s difficult to determine which market has taken over it as the Egyptian marketplace for us. It’s more of a shift of exports into other markets, in parallel to those in Middle East and Asian directions.”

The Polish apples Two varieties did extremely well, according to Malengiewicz “We have been able to export quite many from Royal Gala this season. The success that this variety of Polish Red Jonaprince has been an enjoyable surprise. We’ve seen several successful shipping efforts and next year, we’ll be distributing the variety to markets outside of Poland.”

In recent times, Poland has had some frosts. The damage has been limited to a small scale “Apple blooms” in Poland are in the “pink bud” phase and, based on the type and size of the orchards and the location, they are generally or slightly advanced. Two mornings consecutively and some frosts in the spring. There’s no specifics yet, but there were some damages locally. It’s hard to determine how much damage was caused as a few producers of fruit have systems in place to stop the damage that are caused by the frost. For the majority of the orchards temperatures were not enough to cause damage to the flowers.” Malengiewicz says.

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Adam Malengiewicz

Ewa-Bis Sp. z o.o.

Email: adam.malengiewicz@ewabis.com.pl


Source: The Plantations International Agroforestry Group of Companies