The Austrian apple in figures
The Austrian’s favorite fruit is the apple! Both in cultivation and in the amount consumed, the Apple in Austria clearly ahead of all other types of fruit: On average, everyone eats and each 19.2 kilograms of apples per yearresulting from 14.2 kilograms bananas and 5.5 kilograms oranges. In contrast to these two types of fruit, we can provide for ourselves well with apples: Austria’s degree of apple self-sufficiency is 88 percent.
Only ten varieties are significant for the market
In Austria alone there are around 2,000 different apple varieties, but only ten are relevant for the market. There are clear favourites: around half of the harvest is divided almost equally between the two Varieties Gala and Golden Deliciousthe rest on other popular so-called winter apple varieties such as Braeburn, Idared and Crown Prince Rudolf. Winter apples can be stored better than summer apples, which is why they make up almost the entire range of apples in the supermarket.
Almost three quarters from Styria
A single federal state is responsible for the lion’s share of the domestic apple harvest: Styria. round 73 percent of the apples come from here. die Styria is located in the so-called “apple belt”, which runs through Central Europe and has particularly good conditions for apple cultivation. Lower Austria, Upper Austria and Burgenland also have significant harvest quantities, but these are significantly lower than in Styria.