With an average annual harvest of more than 180,000 tons, the apple plays an important role in Elbe-Obst. It is grown on approximately 90% of the area. With more than 3,000 tons, pears also play a notable role.
After the harvest, about 2/3 of the harvest is stored in CA-/ULO-Storage The controlled integrated cultivation is mandatory. It is produced according to QS-CAP and IFS.
Variety spectrum in the pome fruit sector
Successful modernization of the variety spectrum was initiated in the pome fruit growing area in recent years. New additions are the apple varieties Rockit® Apple, Red Prince®, Rubens® and Kanzi®. Braeburn and Gala have increased also. The stock varieties include Jonagold, Elstar, Jonagored, Red Boskoop, Gloster and Golden Delicious Regional varieties are Holsteiner Cox, Cox Orange and Ingrid Marie. Among the early varieties are primarily Red Grafensteiner and Jamba. With the pears especially Alexander Lucas, Conference and Delicious from Charneux are grown.
Pome fruit is marketed to a large extent under the manufacturer’s brand Elbe-Obst.