Replacing the apricot orchards at Balaton Fruit Ltd
Ensuring the productivity of a fruit-producing business by replacing low-yield apricot orchards with more reliable plants.
Balaton Fruit produces 3-4% of the apricots grown in Hungary. The business, however, has been affected by diseases to its trees, which led to 50% of those less than four years old being destroyed. RDP support helped the company to cut down the economically non-viable orchards and plant more resilient new ones that allow harvesting periods to be better balanced and make it easier and more efficient to organise seasonal work.
Two orchards installed with a water-saving drip irrigation system on a total area of 5.37 hectares.
Good yield from the orchard planted in 2017 meeting expectations.
Trees planted in 2018 developing well with an excellent growth potential.