In Denmark, the fruit tree branches are heavy with flowers. The bees are working at full speed. They will ensure a good apple harvest. Last year, the apple blossoms suffered frost damage and all its consequences. Circumstances are, however, ideal this year. This is according to Breth Jørgensen of Munkebjerg Økologiske Fruit Farm. This farm is located near the Danish town of Vejle. "It has been a beautiful spring with no night frost. The apples have, therefore, suffered no damage", she says.
The basis for a good harvest
It is also vital that bees and other insects do their part. They need to pollinate the flowers in order for apples to form. These insects work better in warm weather. This is according to Jan Jager. He is from the Kærsbo Fruit Plantation on the Danish island of Funen. Jager is confident of a good harvest. "All the basic conditions for a good harvest have been met", he says.