According to industry sources, Red Delicious, Gala, Jonaprince, and Red Chief are popular for new plantings. Attempts at growing Elstar were not successful due to climactic conditions.
Trade Post expects MY 2018/19 fresh-apple exports to increase significantly from the previous year, due to record production and good dessert fruit quality.
During first ten months of MY 2017/18, Polish apple exports were 42 percent lower than the corresponding period in MY 2016/17, mostly due to reduced exports to Belarus and Kazakhstan.
However, exports of apples, mostly for processing, to Germany and Netherlands increased by 33 percent.
Poland is an important temperate climate fruit producer on a global scale. Poland is the largest grower of apples, sour cherries, raspberries, currants and high bush blueberries in the EU. Poland is also a significant producer of strawberries, gooseberries and chokeberries.