In 2020 walnut plantings in Moldova should reach at least 14 000 hectares and unpeeled walnuts harvest to be 60 000 tons , which would have provided a considerable increase in exports nutmeg up to 15 000 tons, according to National Programme for the Development of nut crops . But in reality, things are different , and our country has already planted 11 000 hectares of walnut orchard and fruit , experts say , it looks rich . "Indeed , increased by more territories with nuts . In that program is specified planting one thousand hectares per year, but I have already exceeded this requirement , "said Constantin Gajim , executive director of the Union of Producers of nut crops in the country .
The idea of extending surfaces walnut orchards , plantations increased productivity , and improved quality nuts was generated by a growing demand in the European market increased nut and more, their deficit in the European market in recent years, exceeding 100 thousand tons walnuts in shell . For comparison , according to the Land Registry , walnut plantings on 1 January 2011 was about 11 thousand hectares.
The total production of walnuts in Republic of Moldova is 22,000 tones or 6600 tons of nuts core per year , much of which is consumed by the population of Moldova and the rest is exported to Romania , Russia, Ukraine , France, USA and Germany.