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Fresh apple production 2021

Apple production is subject to considerable fluctuations worldwide due to the strong correlation of the apple harvest with the weather. It ranges from 70 to over 90 million tonnes. For the 2020/2021 season, the USDA has estimated the world apple harvest at around 76 million tonnes. Of which Europe accounts for around 12 million tonnes. China remains the world's biggest apple producer (estimates for 2020/2021 are 40.5 million tonnes, in good years the Chinese harvest exceeds 45 million tonnes). In the USA, production is expected to reach 4.6 million tonnes and in Turkey 4.3 million tonnes.

Europe

Fresh apples wholesale prices

Prices from date: Product
Product Min Price min. Max Price max. Unit Change
06.05.2021 POLAND Wholesale Market "Bronisze" in Warsaw
apple import Buy access kg 0.0%
apple ligol Buy access kg 0.0%
apple alwa Buy access kg 0.0%
apple Cortland Buy access kg 0.0%
apple empire Buy access kg 0.0%
apple Gala Buy access kg 0.0%
apple Gloster Buy access kg 0.0%
apple golden delicius Buy access kg 0.0%
apple jonagold Buy access kg 0.0%
apple jonagored Buy access kg 0.0%
apple Lobo Buy access kg 0.0%
apple red chief Buy access kg 0.0%
apple rubinstar Buy access kg 0.0%
apple Šampion Buy access kg 0.0%
apple szara reneta Buy access kg 0.0%
26.04.2021 POLAND, Wholesale market ZCH Rolhurt - Szczecin
apple Buy access kg 0.0%
apple green Buy access kg 0.0%
30.04.2021 ITALY, Wholesale market in Bologna
apple fuji 1kl caliber 75-80 Buy access kg 0.0%
apple fuji 1kl caliber 80-90 Buy access kg 0.0%
29.04.2021 ITALY, Ravenna
apple cripps pink 1kl caliber 70-75 Buy access kg 0.0%
apple cripps pink 1kl caliber 75-80 Buy access kg 0.0%
apple cripps pink 1kl caliber 80-85 Buy access kg +0.3%
apple fuji 1kl caliber 75-80 Buy access kg 0.0%
apple fuji 1kl caliber 80-90 Buy access kg 0.0%
30.04.2021 ITALY-Forli'
apple cripps pink 1kl caliber 70-75 Buy access kg +0.4%
apple cripps pink 1kl caliber 75-80 Buy access kg +0.3%
apple cripps pink 1kl caliber 80-85 Buy access kg +0.4%
06.05.2021 FRANCE Strasbourg
apple golden France kl1 150/180g Buy access 2rg +0.5%
apple granny smith France kl1 170/220g Buy access 2rg +0.5%
28.04.2021 Germany, Munchen
apple braeburn Germany kl1 70-80mm Buy access box +4.7%
apple elstar Germany kl1 70-80mm Buy access box -0.2%
apple fuji Germany kl1 70-80mm Buy access box -4.4%
apple Gala Germany kl1 70-80mm Buy access box -0.1%
apple Gala nouvelle-zélande kl1 Buy access 18kg -6.9%
apple Gala italy kl1 70-80mm Buy access box -0.2%
apple golden Germany kl1 70-80mm Buy access box -0.1%
apple golden italy kl1 70-75mm Buy access +4.4%
apple jonagold Germany kl1 70-80mm Buy access box +4.7%
apple jonagored Germany kl1 70-80mm Buy access box +4.7%
apple granny smith France kl1 70-75mm Buy access -0.1%
apple granny smith italy kl1 70-75mm Buy access -0.1%
apple pink lady France kl1 70-75mm Buy access -0.2%
apple pink lady italy kl1 70-75mm Buy access -0.1%
05.05.2021 GERMANY Berlin
apple braeburn Germany kl1 70-80mm Buy access kg +0.5%
apple elstar Germany kl1 65-70mm Buy access box +0.5%
apple elstar Germany kl1 70-80mm Buy access box +0.5%
apple fuji Germany kl1 70-80mm Buy access kg +0.6%
apple Gala Germany kl1 65-70mm Buy access kg +0.6%
apple Gala Germany kl1 70-80mm Buy access kg +0.5%
apple Gala nouvelle-zélande kl1 70-80mm Buy access 18kg +0.5%
apple Gala italy kl1 70-80mm Buy access box +0.5%
apple golden Germany kl1 70-80mm Buy access kg +0.6%
apple golden italy kl1 70-75mm Buy access +0.6%
apple jonagold Germany kl1 70-80mm Buy access box +0.5%
apple jonagored Germany kl1 70-80mm Buy access kg +0.4%
apple red delicious italy kl1 70-80mm Buy access box +0.5%
apple rubinette Germany kl1 70-80mm Buy access kg +0.5%
apple granny smith France kl1 70-75mm Buy access +0.5%
apple granny smith italy kl1 70-75mm Buy access +0.5%
apple pink lady France kl1 70-75mm Buy access +0.5%
apple pink lady italy kl1 70-75mm Buy access +0.5%
06.05.2021 France Rungis
apple chantecler France kl1 201/270g Buy access 1rg +0.5%
apple elstar Netherlands kl1 Buy access 1rg +0.4%
apple fuji France kl1 201/270g Buy access 1rg +0.5%
apple Gala France kl1 170/220g Buy access 2rg +0.5%
apple Gala France kl1 201/270g Buy access 1rg +0.4%
apple golden colo1-2 France kl1 201/270g Buy access 1rg +0.5%
apple golden France kl1 170/220g Buy access 2rg +0.5%
apple red delicious France kl1 201/270g Buy access 1rg +0.5%
apple granny smith France kl1 201/270g Buy access 1rg +0.5%
apple pink lady France kl1 201/270g Buy access 1rg +0.5%
06.05.2021 FRANCE , Nantes
apple chantecler France kl1 115/150g Buy access box +0.5%
apple chantecler France kl1 150/180g Buy access 2rg +0.5%
apple chantecler France kl1 170/220g Buy access 2rg +0.5%
apple elstar Netherlands kl1 75-80mm Buy access 2rg +0.5%
apple Gala France kl1 115/150g Buy access box +0.4%
apple Gala France kl1 150/180g Buy access 2rg +0.5%
apple Gala France kl1 170/220g Buy access 2rg +0.5%
apple golden France kl1 115/150g Buy access box +0.5%
apple golden France kl1 150/180g Buy access 2rg +0.5%
apple golden France kl1 170/220g Buy access 2rg +0.5%
apple granny smith France kl1 150/180g Buy access 2rg +0.5%
apple granny smith France kl1 170/220g Buy access 2rg +0.4%
05.05.2021 FRANCE Lyon
apple Gala France eco 170/220g Buy access 1rg +0.5%
apple golden France eco kl1 170/220g Buy access 1rg +0.5%
apple golden France kl1 136/200g Buy access box +0.6%
apple golden France kl1 170/220g Buy access 2rg +0.6%
apple golden France kl1 201/270g Buy access 1rg +0.5%
apple granny smith France kl1 201/270g Buy access 1rg +0.5%
29.04.2021 FRANCE, Marseille
apple chantecler France kl1 201/270g Buy access 1rg +2.1%
apple fuji France kl1 201/270g Buy access 1rg -0.1%
apple Gala France kl1 201/270g Buy access 1rg +8.9%
apple golden France kl1 136/200g Buy access box +5.2%
apple golden France kl1 201/270g Buy access 1rg -3.4%
apple red delicious France kl1 201/270g Buy access 1rg -0.1%
apple granny smith France kl1 201/270g Buy access 1rg -3.1%
apple pink lady France kl1 201/270g Buy access 1rg -0.1%
apple złota renetafrance kl1 201/270g Buy access 1rg +9.2%
05.05.2021 UKRAINE, Wholesale market in Kopani, Kherson
apple Buy access kg +0.8%
30.04.2021 POLAND, Wholesale Market in Lublin Elizowka
apple boscoop Buy access kg 0.0%
apple eliza Buy access kg 0.0%
apple empire Buy access kg 0.0%
apple Gloster Buy access kg 0.0%
apple Lobo Buy access kg +4.9%
apple sampion Buy access kg 0.0%
apple green Buy access psc 0.0%
06.05.2021 UKRAINE Wholesale market Stolichny Kiev
apple fuji Buy access kg +0.9%
apple golden Buy access kg +0.9%
apple Idared Buy access kg +1.1%
apple mutsu Buy access kg +0.9%
apple šampion Buy access kg +0.5%
apple горец Buy access kg +0.5%
apple ред чиф Buy access kg +0.8%
apple симиренко Buy access kg +0.9%
apple флорина Buy access kg +0.9%
apple черный принц Buy access kg +0.9%
05.05.2021 UKRAINE Wholesale market Shuvar in Lvov
apple champion (dom) Buy access kg +0.9%
apple champion importmp) Buy access kg +0.8%
apple decosta (dom) Buy access kg +1.0%
apple florina (dom) Buy access kg +1.1%
02.05.2021 POLAND, Wholesale market TGT in Torun
apple polish Buy access kg 0.0%
apple ziel arg Buy access psc 0.0%
06.05.2021 POLAND Wholesale market Rybitwy - Kraków
jabłko: dostępne 15 gatunków Buy access kg 0.0%
05.05.2021 POLAND Wholesale market Mewat in Bydgoszcz
apple Buy access kg 0.0%
06.05.2021 POLAND, Wholesale market Gielda Kaliska in Kalisz
apple Cortland domestic Buy access 15 kg 0.0%
apple Gala domestic Buy access 15 kg 0.0%
apple Gloster domestic Buy access 15 kg 0.0%
apple golden delicius domestic Buy access 15 kg 0.0%
apple jonagored domestic Buy access 15 kg 0.0%
apple ligol domestic Buy access 15 kg 0.0%
apple Lobo domestic Buy access 15 kg 0.0%
apple reneta szara domestic Buy access 15 kg 0.0%
apple rubin domestic Buy access 15 kg 0.0%
apple shampion domestic Buy access 15 kg 0.0%
04.05.2021 POLAND, Wholesale Market Targpiast Wroclaw
apple domestic Buy access kg 0.0%
04.05.2021 POLAND, Wholesale Market in Sandomierz
apple champion Buy access kg 0.0%
apple Lobo Buy access kg 0.0%
apple reneta szara Buy access  kg  0.0%
apple rubin Buy access kg 0.0%
05.05.2021 POLSKA, Wholesale Market "Zjazdowa" in Lodz
apple champion Buy access 15,00 kg 0.0%
apple Cortland Buy access 15,00 kg 0.0%
apple ligol Buy access 15,00 kg 0.0%
apple Lobo Buy access 15,00 kg 0.0%
apple prince Buy access 15,00 kg 0.0%
apple szara reneta Buy access 15,00 kg 0.0%
06.05.2021 POLSKA, Wholesale Market in Poznan (WGRO)
apple alwa Buy access box 15 kg 0.0%
apple booskop Buy access box 15 kg +8.7%
apple Cortland Buy access box 15 kg 0.0%
apple Gala Buy access box 15 kg 0.0%
apple golden delicious Buy access box 15 kg 0.0%
apple ligol Buy access box 15 kg 0.0%
apple Lobo Buy access box 15 kg 0.0%
05.05.2021 POLAND, Wholesale market in Radom (RSRH)
apple Buy access kg +31.6%

Poland

Apple prices in packing houses/processing plants

Product Min Price min. Max Price max. Company Date Unit Change
apple juice Buy access SKUP - MD-Macierzyński 2021-05-06 kg -4.9%
apple peeling Buy access SKUP - ALEX 2021-05-05 kg 0.0%
apple purees Buy access SKUP - EKO-SAD 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple purees Buy access SKUP - ALEX 2021-05-05 kg 0.0%
apple Gala 65+ Buy access LA- SAD 2021-04-29 kg 0.0%
apple Gala 70+ Buy access SKUP - GOOD FRUIT 2021-05-04 kg 0.0%
apple Gala 70+ Buy access LA- SAD 2021-04-29 kg 0.0%
apple Gala must Buy access SKUP - Bialski Owoc Sp z o.o. 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple Gala royal Buy access SKUP - Bialski Owoc Sp z o.o. 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple Gala royal Buy access SKUP - AGROSERW s.j. 2021-05-05 kg 0.0%
apple Gloster 60-65 (export) Buy access EUROHARVEST 2021-05-04 kg 0.0%
apple Gloster 60-65 (export) Buy access SKUP - Fruit Direct Sp. z o.o. 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple Gloster 70+ Buy access SKUP - GOOD FRUIT 2021-05-04 kg 0.0%
apple Idared 60-65 (export) Buy access AAGO sp z o.o. 2021-05-04 kg -40.0%
apple Idared 60-65 (export) Buy access EUROHARVEST 2021-05-04 kg 0.0%
apple Idared 65-70 (export) Buy access LA- SAD 2021-04-29 kg 0.0%
apple Idared 70+ (export) Buy access LA- SAD 2021-04-29 kg 0.0%
apple Idared 70+ (export) Buy access SKUP - GOOD FRUIT 2021-05-04 kg 0.0%
apple Idared for peeling Buy access EUROHARVEST 2021-04-29 kg 0.0%
apple eliza 60-65 (export) Buy access SKUP - GOOD FRUIT 2021-05-04 kg 0.0%
apple eliza 60-65 (export) Buy access EUROHARVEST 2021-05-04 kg 0.0%
apple golden delicious (industrial) Buy access Agro Brokers Poland 2021-05-04 kg 0.0%
apple golden delicious 65-70 (export) Buy access SKUP - GOOD FRUIT 2021-05-04 kg 0.0%
apple golden delicious 65-70 (export) Buy access SKUP - AGROSERW s.j. 2021-05-05 kg 0.0%
apple golden delicious 65-70 (export) Buy access SKUP - Bialski Owoc Sp z o.o. 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple golden delicious 65-70 (export) Buy access LA- SAD 2021-04-29 kg 0.0%
apple golden delicious 70+ (export) Buy access LA- SAD 2021-04-29 kg 0.0%
apple golden delicious 70+ (export) Buy access SKUP - Bialski Owoc Sp z o.o. 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple golden delicious 70+ (export) Buy access SKUP - AGROSERW s.j. 2021-05-05 kg 0.0%
apple golden for peeling Buy access Skup - Frutica Sp. Z.O.O. 2021-05-05 kg -40.0%
apple industrial Buy access OWOPOL - BIS 2 S.C. 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple industrial Buy access SKUP - Pol-Wi Skup Owoców i Warzyw 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple industrial Buy access SKUP - P.P.H.U. PETRUS Piotr Papiernik 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple industrial Buy access SKUP - MD-Macierzyński 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple industrial Buy access SKUP - Skup owoców i warzyw A. Jackowska 2021-04-30 kg 0.0%
apple industrial for peeling Buy access SKUP - ALEX 2021-05-05 kg 0.0%
apple industrial for peeling Buy access SKUP - DUDPOL 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple industrial for peeling Buy access SKUP - MD-Macierzyński 2021-04-30 kg 0.0%
apple industrial for peeling Buy access Skup - Frutica Sp. Z.O.O. 2021-05-05 kg 0.0%
apple industrial for peeling Buy access SKUP - Czamar-trans Andrzej Czamara 2021-04-30 kg 0.0%
apple industrial for peeling Buy access SKUP - Pol-Wi Skup Owoców i Warzyw 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple industrial for peeling Buy access SKUP - Rekpol Halina Rek 2021-04-30 kg 0.0%
apple industrial for peeling Buy access Sadvit Karol Bartczak 2021-05-05 kg 0.0%
apple industrial for peeling Buy access SKUP - Fruit Factory 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple industrial for peeling Buy access SKUP - P.P.H.U. PETRUS Piotr Papiernik 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple industrial for peeling Buy access SKUP - BINPOL 2021-05-05 kg 0.0%
apple jonagored (export) Buy access EUROHARVEST 2021-05-04 kg 0.0%
apple jonagored 60-65 (export) Buy access SKUP - AGROSERW s.j. 2021-05-05 kg 0.0%
apple jonagored 60-65 (export) Buy access SKUP - Bialski Owoc Sp z o.o. 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple jonagored 60-65 (export) Buy access LA- SAD 2021-04-29 kg 0.0%
apple jonagored 60-65 (export) Buy access EUROHARVEST 2021-04-29 kg 0.0%
apple jonagored 80+ Buy access LA- SAD 2021-04-29 kg 0.0%
apple jonagored 80+ Buy access SKUP - Bialski Owoc Sp z o.o. 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple jonagored 80+ Buy access SKUP - AGROSERW s.j. 2021-05-05 kg 0.0%
apple jonagored 80+ Buy access SKUP - GOOD FRUIT 2021-05-04 kg 0.0%
apple ligol 60-65 (export) Buy access LA- SAD 2021-04-29 kg 0.0%
apple ligol 60-65 (export) Buy access SKUP - Bialski Owoc Sp z o.o. 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple ligol 60-65 (export) Buy access SKUP - AGROSERW s.j. 2021-05-05 kg 0.0%
apple ligol 70+ (export) Buy access SKUP - AGROSERW s.j. 2021-05-05 kg 0.0%
apple ligol 70+ (export) Buy access LA- SAD 2021-04-29 kg 0.0%
apple ligol 70+ (export) Buy access SKUP - Bialski Owoc Sp z o.o. 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple mutsu (export) Buy access SKUP - GOOD FRUIT 2021-05-04 kg 0.0%
apple mutsu (export) Buy access EUROHARVEST 2021-05-04 kg 0.0%
apple prince 70+ Buy access SKUP - GOOD FRUIT 2021-05-04 kg 0.0%
apple prince 70+ Buy access LA- SAD 2021-04-29 kg 0.0%
apple shampion 60-65 (export) Buy access EUROHARVEST 2021-05-04 kg 0.0%
apple shampion 60-65 (export) Buy access LA- SAD 2021-04-29 kg 0.0%
apple shampion 60-65 (export) Buy access SKUP - Bialski Owoc Sp z o.o. 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple shampion 60-65 (export) Buy access SKUP - AGROSERW s.j. 2021-05-05 kg 0.0%
apple shampion 70+ / 75+ (export) Buy access LA- SAD 2021-04-29 kg 0.0%
apple shampion 70+ / 75+ (export) Buy access SKUP - Bialski Owoc Sp z o.o. 2021-05-06 kg 0.0%
apple shampion 70+ / 75+ (export) Buy access SKUP - AGROSERW s.j. 2021-05-05 kg 0.0%
apple shampion 70+ / 75+ (export) Buy access SKUP - GOOD FRUIT 2021-05-04 kg 0.0%

Apples are the fruit of the trees of the domestic apple species. Over thousands of years of breeding, hundreds of varieties and sports of this species have been created. In Poland, nurseries offer for sale around 180 varieties of apple trees.

In Poland, the most popular dessert apples include: Golden Delicious, Gala, Red Jonaprince, Šampion, Ligol, Jonagold, Jonagored, Mutsu and completely almost specific to Poland compared to Western Europe - Idared. Among early varieties, which come to the domestic market in June, the leaders are. Early Geneva, Paulared and Piros and a little later Cortland and Lobo. Of the culinary varieties, Szara Reneta is the most popular, along with Boskoop.

Apples are eaten raw and have a huge variety of culinary uses. Fresh apples, like many fruits, are primarily a source of carbohydrates, including fibre. They also contain many water-soluble vitamins, but also vitamins and provitamins of fat-soluble vitamins (although not many). Apples also contain pectin.

There are many culinary applications of apples, also in Polish cuisine. For many of them specific varieties are used (e.g. sour apple for apple pie). In addition, apples, the so-called industrial apples, are used to produce apple juice concentrate and pressed apple juices and to make cider.

Poland is one of the world's leading apple producers and the largest in Europe. The Central Statistical Office estimates that Poland's apple production for the 2020/2021 season will reach 3.8 million tonnes. In the EU, Poland's main competitors in this field are Italy with a harvest of 2.1 million tonnes (WAPA estimates for the 2020/2021 season).

Poland is an important global player both in terms of dessert apples as well as industrial apples and apple juice concentrate production. Exports of fresh apples from Poland in 2020 amounted to 657 thousand tonnes and PLN 1.3 billion. The main buyers of Polish apples last year were Belarus (122 thousand tonnes), Germany (76 thousand tonnes) and Egypt (75 thousand tonnes). For political reasons, Russia, previously the largest buyer of Polish apples, has not bought Polish apples since 2014. A country that, despite the intensive development of orcharding in recent years, remained the largest importer of apples in the world (over 800 thousand tonnes per season).

As for the prices of apples on the Polish market, the purchase prices of dessert apples are strongly correlated with varieties. The purchase prices of the most popular varieties (Golden Delicious, Gala, Red Jonaprince) are at the beginning of March 2021 at 1.40-1.90 PLN/kg (depending also on the size). Idared or Gloster apples were bought at the beginning of March 2021 at 0.90-1.10 zł/kg. Export sales prices in the first part of the 20202021 season had an average level of 1.86 PLN/kg (December 2020). Industrial apple purchase prices, depending on raw material category, ranged (March 20201) from 0.40 PLN/kg (regular industry) through 0.55-0.60 PLN/kg (dry industry) to 0.70-00.75 PLN/kg (dry industry Golden Delicious).

The natural ripening of apples usually takes place from the end of August to mid-October, while the apple trade usually lasts all year round: for this reason also the wholesale of apples and the import/export of apples are very profitable markets; in fact, the natural preservation of the fruit varies greatly from one variety to another. However, due to the high organic acid content, storage can last from one to four months. Therefore, the fruit can always be put up for sale at the fruit and vegetable market. For the industrial storage and processing of apples, the physical conditions are important: in fact, apples must be stored at a temperature of between 1.0 and 3.5° C after harvesting and the humidity must be kept at between 59%. i 68%. For longer warehouses, controlled-atmosphere cold stores are needed, where apples are stored until they are ready for the fruit and vegetable trade and thus for wholesale, apple importers, apple exporters and certified apple farms. The apple has great antioxidant properties and contains important vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamins B1, B2, B6, E and C, niacin and folic acid, as well as flavonoids and carotenoids, which also have antioxidant effects.
Apples are used in all sectors, from fruit and vegetables to cosmetics: they are mainly used for table consumption, which can be immediate or by preparing tasty recipes. However, the apple is also suitable for other countless purposes: industrial-scale distribution through apple wholesalers, apple importers and exporters, and certified fruit and vegetable farms distributing and processing apples for various purposes. ; consumption of table apples and cosmetic use for the production of beauty creams. The industrial use of apples concerns the production, distribution and sale of apples, especially for the confectionery industry, for which many apples of the varieties Golden delicious, Rome Beauty, 'Costa's Trade', 'Imperatore' and 'Blanche Neve' are suitable.Apples are also used for apple juice, cider, apple kernel oil (obtained as a by-product of apple juice and cider production and often used in Northern European countries), distilled alcohol and fermented products.The apple label is essential as it ensures compliance with strict standards on chemical use; it is good practice to look out for the increasingly common organic apples or apples with well-known trademarks, while it is better to avoid 'anonymous' apples, especially considering out-of-season apple varieties.The apple is a true natural remedy and an effective ally in the prevention of pathologies and disorders, since it is free of fats and proteins and provides few sugars (10g per 100g of fruit) and calories (on average 40g per 100g of apple) ). On the other hand, apples are rich in mineral salts and B vitamins, which are good for the intestinal mucosa and mouth, combat nail and hair depletion and help overcome fatigue and lack of appetite. Citric acid and malic acid, also present in this fruit, contribute to the health of the body by facilitating digestion and keeping the acidity of the digestive tract unchanged. However, the advantages of the apple are not endless: the apple is in fact the most suitable fruit for diabetics because it contains fructose, which is metabolised without insulin, and a percentage of fibre, including pectin, a substance which helps maintain glycaemic control by slowing down the absorption of sugar. The apple also helps you breathe better thanks to vitamin C; it fights bad cholesterol (LDL) and, thanks to pectin, supports so-called "good" cholesterol (HDL).It also prevents cardiovascular diseases and cancer, thanks to the presence of antioxidants, including bioflavonoids.The apple is a legitimate presence on the world fruit and vegetable market and, apart from Italy, Asia, Russia and Europe are also important in the production and distribution of apples; apple producer organisations are set to play an important role in Europe: in fact, these are good times for them thanks to a marketing policy led by the European Union.

World apple production reaches over 63 million tonnes, while Italian apple production is 2142,000 tonnes: 46% comes from Alto Adige (978,000 tonnes) which, with 18,000 hectares under cultivation, is the cradle of European apple production and distribution.Apple producers have been privileged to grow this fruit worldwide, not least by attaching great importance to the best varieties and renewing apple varieties.