Representatives of the Speranța Con Association of Canned Fruit and Vegetable Producers have stated that this year’s Moldovan plum harvest may at least be equal to last year (about 65,000 tons). Given favorable weather and logistics that means no losses during the harvesting, the gross production of plums may exceed 70,000 tons.
Earlier, experts of agricultural producers’ associations in July-August forecasted a low harvest of 2021 plums – about 20-30% lower than last year. Meanwhile, the 2020 plum harvest was the lowest in several years. Since the middle of the last decade, the plum harvest in the country has rarely fallen below 100,000 tons. The pessimistic forecast on the eve of the current season was explained by the effect of biological periodicity – a sharp decline in harvest in the orchards that had a good harvest in the last, extremely dry year.