Fruit culture; area fruit orchards, sort fruit, 1992-2016

Table description


This table provides information about the culture area of fruit orchards in the Netherlands. The data are broken down by: apples, pears, stone fruit trees (plum trees, sweet cherries, sour cherries), small fruit shrubs (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, red currants, wine grapes and black currants) and nut trees. The data refer to areas cultivated in the open, and thus exclude fruit culture in greenhouses.

Data available from 1992 to 2016.

Status of the figures:
The figures for the years 1992 to 2015 are final, and the figures for 2016 are provisional. Due to the discontinuation, the provisional figures will not become definite.

Changes as of 12 April 2019:
None, this table has been discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
Not. This table has been discontinued.

Description topics

Apple trees
Total apple trees
Apple trees, young plantings
Young plantings consist of trees that have been in the orchard for less than one year. The apple production of these trees is insignificant.
Apple trees, old plantings
Old plantings consist of trees that have been in the orchard for at least one year.
Pear trees
Total pear trees
Pear trees, young plantings
Young plantings consist of trees that have been in the orchard for less than one year. The pear production of these trees is insignificant.

Pear trees, old plantings
Old plantings consist of trees that have been in the orchard for at least one year.
Stone fruit trees
Stone fruit is fleshy fruit that grows on trees,
and has a stone inside.
Total stone fruit trees include plum trees, sweet cherry
trees, sour cherry trees and other stone fruit trees.
Total stone fruit trees
Plum trees
Black cherries
Black cherries are mainly consumed fresh.
Since 2010 the cultivation area of black cherries has been included in the agricultural census. Cultivation areas for before 2010 are based on estimates.
Sour cherries
Sour cherries are mainly used for processing.
Also called morello (cherry).
Other stone fruit trees
E.g. peach trees.
Nut trees
About 70 percent of these are walnut trees and 30 percent hazelnut shrubs.