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Dried apricots: night frost hits flowering phase with full force

March 30, 2021 12:42 PM, Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Around 80% of the apricot trees in the Turkish growing areas are already in full bloom - the night frost of the past few days therefore poses a great risk. This in turn calls speculators onto the scene.

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Turkish farmers report that night frost occurred in the growing areas last weekend. This is particularly critical because the flowering phase is already in full swing - according to estimates, 75-80% of the trees are already in flower, only in the higher plantations the buds remain closed. Concerns are high due to the low temperatures, which have even led to snowfall in some areas, and the risk is far from over, according to market players. Meanwhile, the adversity is prompting speculators to take advantage of the risk and increase th

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