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Some cherry varieties affected as well

Southern Moldova almond and apricot yield will decrease due to frosts

In the southern regions of Moldova, frosts in the first decade of April caused damage to flowering plantations of almonds, apricots and some European varieties of cherries (Kodiya, etc.), sensitive to sudden changes in weather and demanding on agricultural technology.

For a number of reasons, most growers did not insure stone fruit orchards against spring frosts this year, therefore, the level of damage was not officially certified with government officials and insurance companies. Growers themselves believe that at least 20-30% of the harvest of the mentioned fruit crops will be lost due to the frosts.

Stone fruits (peaches, nectarines, cherries and plums) in the central and northern regions of the country have not yet bloomed, only upswelling and opening of the buds is noted. Frosts have not yet damaged orchards in these regions.


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