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Dried apricots: fear of frost damage

March 28, 2023 at 2:42 PM , Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. The apricot trees in Turkey had entered the flowering phase ten days earlier than usual due to the temperature. This could now prove fatal as frost is reported for the coming days in Malatya.

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Turkish apricot farmers say that about 70% of their apricot trees are already in bloom; the flowering phase had started ten days earlier than usual due to warm temperatures this year. Problem is that the Turkish weather service has predicted frost this week in the growing province of Malatya. As the blossoms are particularly sensitive to frost, there is now a risk of serious damage. In addition, it has rained frequently in the past ten days, which is undesirable during the flowering phase as it hinders pollination. Due to the adverse con

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