Polish apples hit in sanctions battle, European glut in sight

An apple orchard near Leczyszyce, Poland, on September 3, 2014His apple trees are bending under the weight of ripening fruit, yet Polish orchard-owner Ryszard Wozniak is worried: a Russian embargo on apples from Poland, the world’s top exporter, has floored prices and could cause a glut on European markets. Poland grew three million tonnes of apples last year. It normally exports a third, mainly to Russia. Wozniak is also vice president of the Rajpol apple growers’ cooperative in Wolka Leczeszycka, nestled in central Poland’s Grojec apple hub.

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