Asparagus harvest, 2017: Fresh asparagus available on time for Easter
Economic Sectors - Agriculture and forestry , fisheries - Asparagus harvest, 2017: Fresh asparagus available on time for Easter - Federal Statistical Office (Destatis)
Due to sunshine and spring temperatures, the 2017 asparagus season has started earlier than in the previous year in many regions of Germany.
Asparagus is the number one vegetable in Germany. In 2016 it ranked first among German vegetables in terms of area under cultivation (27,000 hectares; 5% on 2015). Regional focuses of asparagus cultivation are Niedersachsen (5,930 hectares), Brandenburg (4,410 hectares), Nordrhein-Westfalen (4,310 hectares) and Bayern (3,740 hectares). The quantity of asparagus harvested in Germany was roughly 120,000 tonnes in 2016.
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