Strong demand

Facts and figures.

  • Styrian horseradish PGI is farmed over an area of 300 hectares. About 50 farmers in south-eastern Styria produce 4,000 tons of the typically Styrian vegetable and make the region one of the largest agricultural regions in Europe. (Status 2020)
  • The PGI stands for “Protected Geographical Indication” – Styrian horseradish PGI is 100% produce of Styria. 
  • Around half of Styrian production of the crop is prepared by Feldbacher Fruit Partners (2,000 tons of horseradish). The products made from this include around 1 million jars and about 350,000 tubs produced for the Austrian market. 
  • There is an increase in sales of approximately 100% in the period before and around Easter in comparison with the rest of the year. The sales increase for freshly grated horseradish is around 25% in the Easter period.
  • It has been possible to sustainably increase harvest quantities per hectare over recent years thanks to our in-house agricultural advisers. Our agricultural advisers support out horseradish farmers during the whole process from cultivation to harvest.
  • About 80 staff work on preparation and marketing of our SteirerKren at our production site in Feldbach. ​​​​​​