According to data from the World Raspberry Organization, Serbia raspberry has reached 80.00 tonnes of production. Consequently, Serbia has become the world leader in raspberries export before USA , followed by Poland.
It’s well-known that Serbia has a fertile soil, good for many cultivations and fruits, but one became the principal among all the others. It all started, thirty years ago when local farmers decided to give a try to this delicious red fruit.
In addition to fertile soil, ideal climate conditions has contributed that Serbia became the N°1 in the world production of raspberries by country.
Where to find raspberries?
Raspberry production in this town and surrounding is growing so fast that it has become a sort of a trademark. Everything is adapted from the production and sales of the most delicious and tasty raspberries in the world.
Following Arilje’s experience, people across the country start growing raspberries and slowly the whole country turns into the land of raspberries.
Raspberry ripens in June and July when there is not enough fresh fruit on the market. Therefore, if you happen to be in Belgrade in that period, don’t miss to try Serbian raspberries at one of many open markets in Belgrade.
Unfortunately, in last few years seems that things with raspberries are getting worse and worse. Raspberry farmers are facing the big problem of too low prices, forcing many to abandon this farming.
After 2015 considered the year of world’s largest raspberry production, many farmers started to lose the motivation to keep producing raspberries. At this article you can read why some farmers are not so proud raspberry farmers as they use to be.