Czech farmers report worst fruit harvest in 20 years

18-01-2011

Last year’s fruit harvest is reported to have been the worst in 20 years, the ctk news agency says. In spite of price rises farmers will lose tens of millions of crowns, particularly on the biggest local commodity –apples. The apples harvested last autumn are also of inferior quality and will mostly be used for processing. The majority of apples sold on the Czech market this year will thus be imported.