Early main varieties 'Tegera' and 'Cacaks Schöne' already in circulation

Swiss plum campaign officially started

With regard to the early, main varieties 'Tegera' and 'Cacak's Schöne', the Swiss plum harvest has already begun. It is expected to amount to around 3,650 tonnes and experts are talking about a very good harvest. The amount is 12 percent above the average of the past five years, according to the latest forecasts of the Swiss Fruit Association. In the case of Brennzwetschgen, the total harvest this year is estimated at around 2,000 tons.

In Switzerland, around 1.5 kilos of plums are consumed per year, per person. The Fellenberg plum is the most important variety. It is almost the only plum variety that is sold partly under the variety name. Other popular plums, such as Cacak's Schöne or Dabrovice, are sold as plums.

Available in stores until October
On more than 322 hectares, plums are cultivated in Switzerland. One of the main growing areas is northwestern Switzerland. On more than 60 hectares, plums were harvested last year. The plum season in Switzerland - depending on the weather - lasts from about the end of July to mid-October. Some varieties mature earlier, others later.

For more information:
Hansruedi Wirz
Produktzentrum Kirschen/Zwetschgen des SOV
Tel. +41 79 444 82 22
E-Mail info@wirz-obstbau.ch 

or: swissfruit.ch 

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