Greece: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual 2014

Greece’s MY 2014/15 (July/June) apple production is forecast to decrease by 2 percent, because of the low temperatures occurred during fruit setting and maturity phases. Greece’s MY 2014/15 (July/June) pear production is forecast to slightly increase from the previous year, but still below MY 2012/13 levels. Quality is good. Greece is the third largest producer of table grapes in the EU-28, behind Italy and Spain. According to industry estimates, after a record campaign in MY 2013/14, MY 2014/15 table grape production is forecast at 298,000 MT. The crop season, which started during the second week of August and is expected to end early this year, is forecast to be satisfactory both in terms of caliber and quality.

Greece: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual 2014