Monthly Archives: június 2015

Hun watermelon exports could reach 60,000-70,000 tonnes this year

vmHungarian farmers could export 60,000-70,000 tonnes of watermelon this year, the head of professional association FruitVeB said on public television. The melons will be exported mainly to Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany, Ferenc Ledo told new channel M1. The watermelon harvest could reach 220,000-240,000 tonnes this year, he said. He put the price of watermelon at HUF 120-150 per kilogramme at the start of the season and at HUF 70-80 per kilogramme at the end of July. Farmers are growing watermelon on almost 6,000 hectares this year, about the same as last year, Mr Ledo said. Last year, the watermelon harvest reached 220,000 tonnes, FruitVeB said earlier.