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Switzerland 11/07/2019

A very good year for Valais apricots

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The Valais region produces 97% of the apricots in Switzerland and this year the harvest promises to be excellent both in quality and quantity.
 
 
 
IFELV (Interprofession of fruit and vegetables of Valais) forecasts a production of 9,500 tons of apricots, 8% more than last year. The 2019 harvest has started about 10 days late compared to 2018. The harvest will continue until mid-September, with peak production between July 10th and August 1st.
 
 
 
In the Valais apricot orchards extend over 704 hectares, producing 97% of the apricots in Switzerland and covering 50% of the country's consumption, the rest being imported.

 

source : tdg.ch, ifelv.ch

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An apricot production higher than 8% this year for the Valais region (Photo: ifelv.ch).
   
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