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Apple Production Increase 2000-2016

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There are over 7500 cultivars of the ‘eating apples’ (Malus pumila) known (plus the so called ‘ornamental’ sorts). Some are extremely important economically as commercial products, but the majority (‘heritage sorts’) are not suitable for mass production. Apples are also used to produce juice and cider.

Apple trees can grow in a wide range of soils from medium textured clays to gravelly sands, but the best conditions for them are  fertile sandy soils and loams.

The biggest increase in apple harvesting happened in China, followed by Poland, which took the third place from Germany, India and Chile.


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Technical Notes

Territory size is proportional to the apples harvested there in 2016.

Data sources
This map uses data by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)  (last accessed March 2018). We aim to map as complete data as possible and therefore estimate data for missing values. In some cases, missing data for very small territories is not used in the cartogram and that area is therefore omitted in the map.

All modification to the original data source are noted in our data sheets.

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