The blueberry harvest in lower Saxony starts in these days. "We don't harvest much, but it is rising, and when the sun is shining more often now, we can also harvest it properly," said Anja Reiners, Junior Manager on the Erdbeerhof Nüstedt in Bassum (Kreis Diepholz).
With approximately 2000 hectares of lower Saxony has Germany's largest farming area. 70 percent of production, according to the chamber of agriculture in Oldenburg from the state. The experts expect a good fruit quality and a good harvest.
Country should be according to the expectations of the chamber, around 10 000 tonnes of blueberries are harvested, which corresponds approximately to the prior-Year level. 162 companies in lower Saxony, berry fruit, including 28 Businesses.
Given the slightly rainy weather of the past few days Reiners is now hoping for more sunshine. "I would prefer if it rained at night and during the day the sun would Shine," she said. The rain was necessary, because the plants need lots of water. Too much heat is bad for the fruit, and bad for the pickers. "Around 25 degrees would be ideal."dpa Updated Date: 11 July 2020, 05:26