Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - In the southwest, significantly less asparagus was harvested this season than in the previous year. According to preliminary information, 9,000 tons of asparagus were harvested in 2022, as the State Statistical Office announced in Stuttgart on Tuesday. That is 11.1 percent less than in the previous year.
The amount of strawberries picked remained at the level of the previous year at an estimated 23,600 tons, as a spokesman said when asked. However, this was 1,300 tons less than the average for the previous five years.
For many asparagus and strawberry farms, this year's harvest season was characterized by sales problems and the associated price pressure, according to the statisticians.