“On May 1st 2022, the French cherry production was close to its average level of 2017-2020, after the historically low harvest of 2021,” according to Agreste. These estimates can still change depending on the weather and sanitary context until the harvest.
2022 production expected close to the average level
On May 1st 2022, the French cherry production was estimated at 35,000 tons, which is 126% higher than last year’s harvest.
In the Garonne Valley, the frost has caused some losses, but less than in 2021. The yields should still be lower than the average yields. Moderate losses are expected in the Rhône Valley, where the production should be higher than in 2021. In the PACA region, it is the early Burlat variety that has been particularly affected by the frost, especially to the east of the Vaucluse department.
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