WAPA (World Apple and Pear Association) data shows that as of April 1st, Europe’s apple stocks were up by 13.1% compared to 2021 to reach 2.18 million tons. This trend can be explained by the increases to Red Jonaprince (+46.6%), Jonagold (+38.6%), Gala (+33.8%), and Golden Delicious (+26%), although several varieties reported a decrease compared to 2021, including Gloster (-55.4%) and Granny Smith (-19.1%).
However, Europe’s pear stocks were down by 24.6% y-o-y to 206,181 tons. Stocks of Italian varieties were almost zero (Abate Fetel -99.8% and Kaiser -99.3% compared to 2021), while Conference pears were also 13.1% down from last year.
In the US, apple stocks were up 4% y-o-y to just over one million tons, Cosmic Crisp (+290% compared to 2021), Granny Smith (+48.8%), and Pink Lady (+24.1%) compensated for the decrease in several major varieties, such as Fuji (-22.7%) and Red Delicious (-11.3%). Pears stocks in the US stood at 73,215 T, which is 45.6% above last year, with Anjou pears increasing by 45.2%.