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Promising forecasts for this year’s apple harvest

Apple.Photo: Frank May / NTB scanpix

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The cold spring days made it dark for awhile for the apple harvest, but now it is bursting with fruit in several places.

Apple producers can count on a result of around 8,000 tonnes, writes Forskning.no.

“In eastern Norway there were areas that had temperatures below zero degrees below the flower bloom season. It made us a little uncertain. But the feedback we are getting looks promising,” says Leif Øye in the Green Producers’ Cooperation Council, who makes fruit forecasts for the whole country.

“We will get more Norwegian apples this year than last year,” he adds.

Western Norway also reports good conditions for Norwegian apples.

“All varieties are bearing fruit,” says fruit adviser Endre Bjotveit at the Norwegian Agricultural Advisory Council.

“A few places in Western Norway were also a bit colder during that critical time in spring. But we do not see frost damage to an extent that matters,” says Bjotveit to Forskning.no.

At the same time, there are good prospects for the plums this fall, but there will be nice small pears, according to the fruit forecast.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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