Fruit harvesters suffer lower yields of apples, pears

16-09-2016

The yield from this year’s apple harvest is expected to be some 23 percent less year-on-year and pears as much as 50 percent, according to Czech fruit growers. The amount of apples grown this year amount to 119,373 tons, while pears will weigh in at 5,484 tons, some 45 percent less than a year ago; this year’s poor yield could leave some harvesters on the financial brink, the Czech News Agency reported.