Discover tastes from the sunny South East Europe
Food and agriculture, and especially fruit, is a strong part of Serbian tradition and identity.
If there is a true heart of the country, it ispulsating on over 6.54 million ha of agricultural land (60% arable), with climate and geography blessing it with diversity of fruit species, including numerous varieties which can be grown in Serbia and also autochthonous varieties specific for this region.
Historically and economically, Serbia is a food loving, producing and exporting nation.
Agro-industry is one of the strongest and most distinctive elements of the country’s economy. Serbia has been producing and exporting plums to Central Europe since 1820. In 2016, export of Serbian fruits amounted 573.4millions of euros. In 2015, Serbia accounted for more than 21% of entire world raspberry production. With around 62,000 tons produced and export revenues amounting to $230 million, Serbia was the largest exporter of raspberries in 2016 globally. In 2017. total production area under fruit in Serbia was 175 924 ha, while the total fruit production volume was 1 174 671 t.
Serbia is among the largest apple producers in South East Europe, and still growing.
The apple production area in Serbia is 25,134 ha, with modern intensive orchard which richs yields of 60 – 80 t/ha and maintain high percentage of first-class apples. The volume reaches almost 400,000 tons with varieties following global trends: Gala, Breaburn, Golden and Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Jonagold, Idared and a number of club apple varieties, like Crimson Snow®. The volume has almost doubled over the past decade, with many new and intensive orchards on 2,500 ha yet to reach full yield potential. In addition to favourable climate and early harvest window,this growth is due to the modernized production technology, orchards with contemporary irrigation, fertigation, anti-hail and anti-frost systems, ultra-low oxygen systems for extended storage, calibrators…Serbian producers have also implemented all required quality standards, such as GLOBALG.A.P., HACCP and IFS, with BRC quality standard starting with implementation.
Serbia is a country of fruit.
Other than apples, it produces 8% of the world’s raspberry and blackberry production. Our famous raspberries are grown with love on 21,861ha, with 109,742 tons of total volume in 2017. Also, we have a hearty offer of pears, peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries and sour cherries, growing acreage under blueberries…
When it comes to fruit, Serbia is a true treasure of natural taste, a basket of unspoiled quality, open and ready for your discovery and delight.