Food - Drink
Most Of The World's Raspberries Come From This Country
By NATASHA BAILEY
The raspberry grows throughout Europe, North America, and East Asia, but it's popular around the globe for its sweet-tart flavor and versatility in cooking and baking. Though many countries make use of this berry, one country takes the crown as the biggest producer, and it's not a nation that seems very hospitable for growing crops.
Russia grows more raspberries than any other country in the world, and produced 182,000 tons of the fruit in 2020, according to Science Agriculture. This nation is known for its cold and harsh climate, but Russia does have a warm season in which many crops flourish, including blackberries, strawberries, apples, pears, and plums.
Growing and harvesting raspberries can be complicated and labor-intensive, since the delicate berries handle best when hand-picked, and the fruit has an extremely short shelf life that makes it difficult to export. It's rather impressive that Russia managed to export 519 tons of raspberries, blackberries, and mulberries in 2019 alone.