Greenhouse vegetable production has increased by 28.6%
Currently, the production of greenhouse vegetables is exceeding last year's performance.
As of March 2, a total of 172.5 thousand tonnes of vegetables were grown in winter greenhouses, which is 28.6% higher compared to the same period last year (134,1 thousand tonnes). Russian farmers harvested 106.5 thousand tonnes of greenhouse cucumbers (+12.9%) and 64.7 thousand tonnes of tomatoes (+70.4%).
The gross harvest of greenhouse vegetables in 2020 amounted to approximately 1.5 million tonnes, which is 12% higher than in 2019 (1.33 million tonnes). According to preliminary data, farmers harvested a record of 1.35 million tonnes (+18.4%) of vegetables in winter greenhouses.