On September 28 Poland celebrates World Apple Day. It is a symbol of Polish agriculture and is one of the most popular fruits in the country and in the world.
Polish apples are considered a real treasure by many. Connoisseurs say that the native fruit is unmatched in the world when it comes to quality, taste and appearance.
“Our apples are sought after in the world for their unique taste and our climate, which means that the difference in temperature between a cool night and a warm day gives our apples a real deep taste”, said Danuta Nierada from the State of Poland Foundation.
Poland is the third largest producer of this fruit in the world and the largest producer in the EU, resulting in every fourth apple on our continent coming from the country. This is a consequence of 30% of all the orchards in Europe being located in Poland. Polish apples are also exported all over the world - even to Egypt and India.
Despite the fact that Poland is a world power in the production of apples, its citizens still consume relatively few of them. Research carried out by Kantar as part of the "National Research on the Consumption of Vegetables and Fruits" has shown that 40% of respondents do not eat apples or eat them only once a week.