Research Station Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil, CH-8820 Wädenswil

Which decision-tools for the variety choice?

For the apple grower is the variety choice an important decision to do. Price, part of first class apple and yield are key-factors. These factors are different for every variety. The decision of the variety-mix influences the key-factors. With the portfolio analysis of market share and rise of market price of the top-ten varieties we distinguish four groups. For every group there is a different strategy. With value-benefit analysis whom production figures are joined by the evaluation of favoured variety attribute, we have evaluate which variety achieve the requirements of the producer. From both analyses Golden Delicious, Gala and Braeburn are the apple varieties with the best results.

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