Poland is an important producer of fruit in the European Union (EU). In terms of the harvest volume of all types of fruit, they are ranked fourth – with 8% in the EU production – after Spain, Italy and France, countries where citrus and grapes are mostly cultivated.
It is estimated that the domestic fruit harvest reached nearly 5.3 million tonnes in 2022, based on the Ministry of Agriculture and Rutal Development statistics.
Polish fruit growing is characterised by a large diversity of fruit species and their varieties. In addition to apples, they are the largest producer of: cherries, raspberries, currants and gooseberries in the EU.
The largest producer of Cherries in EU
In 2021, the domestic production of cherries accounted for 56% in the EU production of these fruit.
The domestic cultivation of cherries in 2022 amounted to 1,83 thousand tonnes and was by 10% higher than in 2021.
The season for these fruit in Poland starts at the end of May and lasts until August.
Source: Polish Food