France: cherry trees devastated by frost

The cherry harvest in the Gard department should have been starting in the coming days, but the recent frost has destroyed nearly 80% of the harvest.

Guillaume Galoppini, producer in Bellegarde, does not know yet if he qualifies for the aid announced last Saturday. “It makes me want to quit completely.”

View the TF1 report below:

Fifteen kilometers away, the same bitter observations. About 15 hectares of cherry orchards have been devastated by the frost, so 90% of the harvest has been destroyed. According to David Sève, “Flowering takes place nearly 2 weeks earlier than 20 years ago. As a result, we are much more exposed to spring frosts.”


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