Austrian harvest: more onions, less lettuce

Although the cultivation area was extended by just two percent, the Austrian vegetable harvest is around sixteen percent larger than last year at 689,100 tonnes, and eleven percent larger than the five year average. This was shown in figures from Statistik Austria.

For legumes, root vegetables and onions the harvest was up to 26 percent larger than in 2013. 374,100 tonnes were harvested, this is a fifth more than the multiple year average. In onions there was a harvest increase of 43 percent to 206,000 tonnes compared to last year. In carrots the harvest increased by 12 percent to 106,900 tonnes.

The harvest of cabbage, leafy and stalk vegetables was perhaps five percent higher than in 2013, at 160,800 tonnes, but was still five percent under the five year average. The lettuce production (44,900 tonnes) was nine percent lower than in 2013, mainly due to a period of bad weather.

The harvest of fleshy vegetables was 154,200 tonnes. This is an increase of seven percent compared to 2013 and an increase of eleven percent compared to the five year average. The tomato harvest increased by seven percent compared to 2013, at 57,300 tonnes. The harvest of cucumbers increased by seven percent and the harvest of courgettes increased by two percent.

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