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Sultanas: flowering is about to start

March 29, 2022 at 4:50 PM , Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. Turkish sultana producers have been busy protecting their vines from frost damage during the cold days. Now, milder temperatures are expected to allow the flowering phase to begin soon. Exports, meanwhile, are clearly stronger than this time last year.

No yield estimates before April

The unusually long-lasting cool temperatures in Turkey continued into the beginning of spring. Accordingly, growers were busy protecting their vines from frost damage. From this week onwards, it is expected to become much milder in the growing regions. The vines, which are still in winter dormancy, should then start to bear their first buds next week. Experience shows that April still holds great weather risks, especially night frost can be a problem. Market players therefore do not expect a reliable forecast for sultana producti

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