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Blue poppy seeds: disagreement over prices

August 4, 2021 12:31 PM, Der AUDITOR
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CHRUDIM. Attention is now on the new poppy seed crop in the Czech Republic. Opinions, however, differ as to what way prices will turn at the start of the new season. Issue is that the market is witnessing the latest start to the harvest in ten years.

Latest start to the harvest in ten years

Trading is largely subdued as attention has shifted towards the new crop, which is normal for this time of the year. The late start to the harvest is, however, highly unusual. Although Zeno seeds are already being harvested, other varieties will only be collected from the fields in two weeks at the earliest. This is the latest start to the harvest the market has witnessed in ten years. Local traders reckon that poppy seed production will range higher than last year, when production amounted to 29,000 mt. Farmers report that t

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