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Dried figs: early harvest is possible

April 2, 2024 at 4:54 PM , Der AUDITOR
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AYDIN. The fig trees in Aydin are waking up unusually early from their winter dormancy. However, the low rainfall does not provide the best conditions for a bountiful harvest.

Warmth causes trees to sprout

In Aydin, the main growing region for Turkish dried figs, it is currently comparatively warm. Temperatures of around 28-32°C are expected this week and the fig trees are already forming their first leaves - this usually only happens around 20 April. If the temperatures stay like this, this could also mean that the pollination phase, which usually begins in June, will start earlier. At the end of this month, it should become clear whether the harvest could also start earlier as a result. However, due to the low rainfall rate, it is r

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