Organic Industry Report: Biodiversity

More species variety and biodiversity thanks to fruit in organic quality? Of course! According to the Industry Report 2021 published by the German Organic Food Association (Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft e.V.), organic fruit grows on 1/5 of all fruit-growing areas in Germany – that’s more than 11,000 hectares or 16,000 soccer fields, by the way. The organic share of the total sales volume of fresh fruit is around 7.5%, and rising.

Organic apples are particularly popular. The variety is very large here, and old varieties such as Gravensteiner or Boskoop are often found. Organic fruit is not only diverse, but also free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Bees, bumblebees and butterflies are also happy about flowering fruit trees and bushes. Win-win.