Cold weather benefits Brazilian apple growers - FreshFruitPortal.com

Cold weather benefits Brazilian apple growers

Cold weather benefits Brazilian apple growers

Apple growers in Brazil's Santa Caterina state are expecting an increase in production in 2013, following a recent intense cold front that affected orchards in dormancy, website G1.globo.com reported. manzanas_83829601 _ small

The Brazilian Association of Apple Producers claims orchards in the key growing area of Fraiburgo received 200 cold hours last week, which bodes well for a good harvest.

In 2012 the harvest fell by 5% due to cold weather and frost, but growers told the media agency that the timing of cold conditions this year has been better.

Fraiburgo is a major growing region for Gala and Fuji apples, with 4,000ha producing around 200,000 metric tons (MT) of these two varieties.

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