Characteristics of Raspberry Production in Bosnia and Herzegovina
AbstractThis paper presents information on the main characteristics of the raspberry production in Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the 2012 – 2017 period, raspberry production has become a significant segment of agricultural production and rural development. The export of frozen raspberry comprises more than 50% of the total fruit and vegetables exports from B&H. The raspberry production is accompanied by the increase in the construction of processing facilities (cold storage capacities). In the overall structure of the raspberry production, floricane cultivars prevail ('Willamette'). Primocane cultivars such as 'Polka' have been introduced in the production recently. Due to the lack of knowledge in cultivation specifics and the biology of this fruit species, yields achieved in the raspberry production are generally lower than actual fruiting potential. Fluctuation of raspberry prices on the global market may have long-term negative effects on the raspberry production in B&H.