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Greek apricot season kicks off with better prospectsThe apricot season has recently kicked off for the Greek company Nespar, which grows the Bora (since 2013), Faralia, Farbaly, Fardao and Bebeco varieties. As reported by agronomist Niki Chorozidou, "The harvest of the Bora started on 30 May. It’s been 9 days and the trees are still giving fresh fruits.
Every other day, workers harvest the orchards. The harvest is then brought to the packaging facilities, where every single fruit is checked and sorted out in punnets. We mainly export to the EU. Our company is 99% focused on exports, so I can say that our target is the global market.”
This year, prospects are good for apricot growers and it looks like their efforts will be paid off. The smooth winter (low rain volume, temperatures never below 0 degrees Celsius and absence of hail) has led to the trees yielding better results. Last year was considered a step back for Greek apricot producers, as the weather conditions, the capital control and the instability of the Greek economy took a toll and the result was unusually disappointing.
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