Apricots are a rapidly expanding fruit crop for Moldovan producers. In response to growing international demand for apricots, Moldovan growers have made significant investments in apricot production in the last several years, with 4,500 hectares currently under cultivation and an estimated 200 hectares being planted each year. Production has increased exponentially, as more highly intensive orchards begin producing fruit each year.
Despite the small size of Moldova’s apricot sector — estimated production in 2019 was 20,000 tons — the country already ranks in the top 20 of exporters by volume, with exports growing an average of 5 percent per annum. With more production capacity each year, soon more apricot-lovers in more places will be able to enjoy delectable Moldovan-grown apricots.