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Watermelon exports skyrocketing

Thousands of tonnes of Hungarian watermelons are being exported to regional peers, business daily vg.hu reported. Demand for high-quality Hungarian fruit is growing each year, generating a 12% volume rise in 2017.

Watermelon growers exported 4,500 tonnes of watermelon through the Hungarian unit of German discount supermarket chain Lidl, worth HUF 400 million, some 27% higher compared to the previous year.

Local stores of U.K.-based multinational retailer Tesco sold 10,000 tonnes on the domestic market and exported some 8,000 tonnes to regional units in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, vg.hu reported.