Let’s talk about apples and pears!
September and October are peak picking months for apples and pears.
The top three European apple producers are Poland , Italy and France. Poland is also the 3rd producer globally after China at 1st position and USA – 2nd. This year the apple harvest is expecting to be good. The top apple varieties are Elstar in Netherlands and the cheaper polish Jonagold. The prices are expected to be more or less at the at the same level of last year.
This year is expected that the Netherlands will be Europe's top pear producer even though that the pear harvest is a bit disappointing. There are fewer pears on the bottom of the trees but enough on the tops. The less pears on the tree will result in bigger size.
In contrast, non-EU countries (China, Ukrain, Russia, US and Canada) are expecting somewhat larger pear harvests.