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Abkhaz tangerines for the Russian market

In Abkhazia, the tangerine season has begun. It is the most active post-summer period in Abkhazia, since the main earnings for the local population are derived from these two areas: tourism and the citrus business.

According to the customs committee, more than 100 tons of citrus fruits are imported from Abkhazia to Russia every day, and go up to 700 tons per day towards New Year’s Eve. This is five times more than last year, when the stink bug caused great damage to the republic’s agriculture.

Experts say the current harvest in Abkhazia will reach about 30 thousand tons of tangerines, and almost all of it will be sold on the Russian market.

Jam-news.net reports how at the moment, the main problem for Abkhazian growers is bad weather. They need to have enough time to harvest their crop before 25 December – otherwise they will miss out on the most lucrative sales period in Russia.


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