After a two-week delay, the Richter family from Franconian Switzerland can now harvest their ripe Burlat and Early Bird cherry varieties. In this regard, one can speak of an "average harvest". However, there is still a risk that the ripe cherries will spoil due to rain and hail. The Richters expect that they will have to rely on the support of harvest helpers for the main season in two weeks. "By the end of July, beginning of August, cherry farmers in Franconian Switzerland are expected to harvest between 2,000 and 3,000 tons," the Bayrische Rundfunk said.
Obst vom Bodensee is happy about "the red couple luck" in their Facebook post. Photo: Obst vom Bodensee.
In their post, Wetterauer Früchtchen points out that the motto "Asparagus dead, cherries red" does not really fly this year. "We have harvested the first Wetterauer Früchtchen sweet cherries of the 2021 season. The strawberry offer is still valid, too!"
Photo: Wetterauer Früchtchen
Obsthof Sattler from Koblenz confirms that the "harvest [is] in full swing! The trees are hanging full of sweet and juicy fruit and we really have our hands full now."