The 2022 season is not a great success for Polish raspberry growers. It was a season of high hopes that seemed to come true at the beginning, followed by a series of bitter disappointments, when prices, especially for raspberries for processing, plummeted.
The end of the current season of Polish raspberries is disappointing as well. The harvest of remontant raspberries was quite good, but most berries were of very poor quality due to the weather. This had a negative impact on prices in the segment, which were already quite low.
Prices for raspberries for processing were lower than in the same period last year. What’s more, they fell below the level of selling prices at the beginning of August 2022. Now the prices for raspberries range from 6.00 to 7.50 PLN/kg ($1.21-1.52/kg). The situation is no better for raspberry growers for the fresh market. The abundance of low-quality berries brought down prices here too – they are 7.5% lower than 2 weeks ago and 34% lower than in the same period last year.