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Sultanas: early flowering causes concern

February 6, 2024 at 3:13 PM , Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. The decline in production could lead to a shortage in the Turkish sultana market in the final months before the new crop will be available. Market players are accordingly susceptible to any threat to this year's production.

Yields at risk?

Turkish sultana growers have recently started pruning their vines. Now there is concern that the expected rise in temperatures could have negative consequences for the coming crop. Within the next few days, temperatures of 18-19°C are expected in Manisa, the main growing region for Turkish sultanas. This could lead to the vines being woken from their winter dormancy prematurely. A premature flowering period increases the risk of frost damage in the first months of spring. In the past, however, the vines were often still able to recover if this ci

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