What indicators the start of summer time? Heat sunshine, longer days… and naturally, our harvest replace straight from the fields of Poland. So, learn on to seek out out the newest from the season thus far and what’s to come back!
Promising summer time climate
After a protracted dry interval, rain lastly arrived to calm the fields in mid-June, with southern and southeastern Poland seeing essentially the most rain. The climate forecasts for the following few days predict nice summer time temperatures alternating with rain. For smooth fruits equivalent to strawberries, that are at present in harvest, wet circumstances usually are not very beneficial, as they’ll negatively have an effect on Brix ranges and softness, and enhance the chance of fruit moulding. Nonetheless, the rains right now of yr are nice information for the remainder of the fruit and veggies.
A fruitful summer time for strawberries and raspberries
The strawberry harvest season peaked in mid-June. Regardless of a number of days of rain and excessive temperatures, volumes have remained fixed over the previous week and have begun to progressively decline till the top of the Polish harvest season in early July.
In the meantime, the summer time raspberry harvest has already begun for early varieties equivalent to Laszka and Prehyba, whereas the Glen Ample harvest season will start in every week. To date, the standard of the fruits appears excessive, however farmers are dealing with some challenges attributable to growing manufacturing prices and worth indications on the choosing factors. Nonetheless, heading into the autumn harvest, the raspberry crops are in superb form and look set to carry out nicely.
Concentrate on bitter cherries, black currants and purple currants
Within the case of cherries, we now have noticed that the standard of the harvest differs in numerous areas of Poland, though essentially the most vital contributing issue seems to be age. Younger fields are usually filled with fruit, whereas older orchards are likely to have much less. With the fruit drop interval nearly coming to an finish, it’s clear that the overall quantity will likely be decrease than within the earlier two seasons, partly as a result of this yr flowering occurred on colder days, making pollination harder. of flowers was much less environment friendly. Moreover, the dry interval that adopted stimulated early fruit drop.
The rain has had a constructive impression on the blackcurrant fields and has helped scale back fruit drop. Nonetheless, blackcurrant crops are nonetheless affected by the results of a spring frost in mid-Could, which resulted in decrease than anticipated high quality and volumes. Early varieties, which can quickly be prepared for harvest and signify 60% of the overall harvest, have suffered a lack of 20%, whereas late varieties, which signify 40% of the harvest, losses are near 50 %. Lastly, the currant harvest is anticipated to attain constructive outcomes: the fields seem wholesome and we anticipate an excellent harvest season, each by way of high quality and amount.
Trying to the long run
We’re conscious that the character of our enterprise is to be uncovered to unpredictable components equivalent to climate. That is why our knowledgeable agronomists always monitor fields to offer our shoppers with well timed updates on the newest developments. Regardless of some challenges, Polish fields have confirmed resilient and are doing nicely, as we see appreciable volumes of crops in progress this season, equivalent to strawberries and raspberries. We additionally stay optimistic about our upcoming crop cycles, particularly the autumn harvest of currants and raspberries.