This year, Israel is producing fewer apples than usual: 105,000 tons compared to the 110,000 tons in 2022. On the day before Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year), the demand for apples soared by 50% in Israel compared to the average throughout the year. In addition to the apples, about 6,000 tons of pomegranates are expected to be consumed.
Amos Levin of the Fruit Growers Association in Israel: “About 15,000 tons of apples are consumed., while the average per capita consumption per person in Israel is about 16 kilograms a year.”
Yaron Belhassan, CEO of the Fruit Growers Organization in Israel, said Israeli farmers will harvest around 30,000 tons of pomegranates this year, compared to 40,000 the year before. The local consumption of pomegranates per capita is about 4 kilograms per year, including pomegranate juice, fresh pomegranate seeds, pomegranate vinegar, and more.