"Peach producers work for a second year in a row under the conditions of a hard crisis and a Russian embargo, which significantly shrank the demand”, said Minister Taneva
It is expected the European Commission to decide on 31 July to continue the support to fruit and vegetables producers, whose quota was 3000 tons last year. "The scheme will start on 1 August, This year for the first time our country will have an extra 950 tons of peaches and nectarines," also informed Taneva.
Some 40% of Bulgaria’s 40,000 decares of peach orchards are located in the so-called “valley of peaches” in the region of Sliven. A total of 16,000 of decares are cultivated in the region.As of now, some 25% of the production has been harvested now and the yield amounts to 900 kilogrammes per decare.