Abnormal weather is the new normal. So says a Kiviks Musteri spokesperson. This is one of the largest apple farms in Sweden. A warm spring in that country led to early flowering. But the apple blossoms froze during the cold May. The apples then had to endure hail. When the heat hit in August, everything ripened exceptionally quickly. A true rollercoaster ride. However, despite all that, the apple harvest was successful.
Jan Flemming Jensen is head of cultivation at Kiviks Musteri. He thinks this will become the norm. They have to adapt to the unpredictable weather. We simply have to consider this weather," he says. "We must learn how to grow successfully in the future. That's both practically and through research."