Estimation of the spanish apple and pear production
Spain's apple production will increase by 28% this year while its pear production will fall by 2%.
According to the forecasts of the Agri-Food Cooperatives, this year Spain will produce more fruit than last year, especially apples, which are expected to yield 542.748 tonnes, 27,57% more than last season and 13,54% more than average condition of recent years
Meanwhile, pear production is expected to fall by 2,26% compared to the previous year, reaching 299.788 tonnes, an amount that is 14,84% below the average of recent years.
The Golden variety will continue to produce most apples with an estimated harvest of 237.777 tonnes, almost half of the total, followed by the Gala varieties with 102.627 tonnes.
As for the pear, the Conference variety will represent a little more than half of the total with a production of 158.501 tonnes (+ 0,64% compared to the previous year). Blanquilla pear production will reach 34.856 tonnes (-8,92%) and Ercolini-Coscia pear will reach 31.177 tonnes (-4.43%).
Europe is expected to produce a total of 11,7 million tonnes of apples, which is 10% more than last season, due to the expected increase in most major producing countries, according to data presented a few days ago at the Prognosfruit exhibition and collected by Cooperatives. On the other hand, European pear production will fall by 28%, reaching 1,6 million tonnes, due to the sharp decline in Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium.