9,874 tonnes of pears (Bio and Suisse Garantie) were in stock at the end of November 2018, compared to just 2,128 tonnes in the previous year. The majority of the stock is made up of the varieties Kaiser Alexander, Gute Luise and Conférence.
Pear stocks on 30th November, Bio and Suisse Garantie.
(Graphic LID, Swisscofel / SOV figures)
According to Swisscofel and Obstverband, the pear stocks will be sufficient to supply the market until the end of March, 2019.
Consumers are likely to enjoy a wide range and good quality through the 2018 harvest, said a statement. The marketing of the large harvest is a big challenge for all participants.