ConservasJun. 20, 2011
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DESPITE frost damage in early May, German producer markets are expecting to sell a similar volume of sweet cherries this year as in 2010. Planting of sweet cherries increased this year, at the expense of sour cherries, and domestic consumption is rising.
Harvesting began earlier than normal, at the end of May, AMI reports. Although some areas in western and northeastern Germany suffered frost damage at the beginning of May, other areas are reporting very good crops. Overall, representative producer markets are expecting to sell around 1% more than last year’s total of 9 950 tonnes. However, only around a third of Germany’s sweet cherry production is sold through the producer markets, so this merely indicates the trend for the total German harvest.