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Sultanas: cold has a firm grip on Turkey

March 15, 2022 at 4:06 PM, Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. The cool temperatures and snowfalls of the past week do not pose a threat to sultana production. While demand remains subdued, exports are picking up again.

Lower risk of spring frost

Last week, frosty temperatures and snowfall had many regions of Turkey firmly in their grip. Istanbul was particularly affected. In Manisa, however, it only snowed at higher altitudes, with night frost still reported in the valleys. The weather is expected to stay like this for a while, and at the moment the low temperatures do not pose a threat to the vines. Flowering has not yet started and a later start reduces the risk of the crop being noticeably damaged by spring frost. In addition, the plants should benefit from the rainfall.

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