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Dried apricots: weather as a decisive factor

March 29, 2022 at 3:49 PM , Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. After snowfalls had delayed the flowering phase, the apricot blossoms should now open soon thanks to warmer temperatures. As soon as this happens, market players can expect the first cautious crop estimates.

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Apricot growers in Turkey continue to focus on the weather conditions. Heavy snowfall has delayed the flowering period, which usually starts in March, by at least three weeks, probably resulting in a later harvest. In the meantime, the weather conditions in the growing areas have improved and if the higher temperatures continue, the apricot trees will open their blossoms in April. This will also lead to the first cautious estimates of the 2022 crop. As the late start of the flowering phase ensures that the risk of frost damage is reduced, fa

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