The plum harvest, at just over 47,800 tonnes in 2019, will be 22% less than in the -very good- crop year of 2018. This was stated by the Federal Statistical Office, who based their information on a mid-July 2019 estimate, claiming this harvest will be slightly below the average of the past ten years at 49,100 tons. Regionally, nightly spring frosts and the subsequent drought and heat led to crop failures.
All over Germany, around 4,200 hectares of plums and plums are cultivated. The most important cultivated land is Baden-Württemberg with an area of almost 1,800 hectares, followed by Rhineland-Palatinate with 880 hectares. Some 63% of the fruit (30,000 tonnes) is expected to be produced in these two regions in 2019.Source: destatis