Over a third of the acreage is protected cultivation

Protected strawberry cultivation has grown considerably in Switzerland

Swiss strawberries will herald the local fruit season. They will go fresh and ripe to the consumers, says the motto. From field to consumer, without long transport routes. The Swiss producers are expecting an average harvest. There is an increase in organic cultivation as well as in areas with protective covering.

In Switzerland, strawberries are planted on 510 hectares (-0.3%) and the cultivated areas are quite constant. In order to secure the domestic supply, the area under protective covering has been increased. In 2019, 34.2% (174.5 ha) of the strawberry acreage is protected from the weather.

Image: Schweizer Obstverband

Short transport routes guarantee freshness
The harvest of Swiss strawberries is ongoing and the amount being picked continues to increase. Thanks to the new production methods, these delicious berries from domestic fields can be enjoyed until autumn.

Around one third of the strawberries consumed in Germany comes from Switzerland. The rest is imported, mainly before the domestic season. In terms of freshness, Swiss strawberries stand out from far-away foreign competitors. For people who value short transport routes and environmentally friendly production: look twice when you next purchase strawberries.

Per capita consumption in Switzerland is 2.2 kg. The strawberry is the third most important indigenous table fruit and it is the king among the berries according to the quantities harvested.

For more information:
Schweizer Obstverband
Baarerstrasse 88, 6300 Zug
Phone +41 41 728 68 68
Fax +41 41 728 68 00

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