Climate change is posing an existential threat to the precarious lives of farmers across the country. More intense and frequent weather disasters are wiping out entire harvests, and warmer winters are exposing crops to severe frost damage. For apples, a warm spell in the winter will force trees to flower prematurely and expose the buds to unpredictable winter frosts, hail and other extreme weather.
In the night of the 13th of October, a full moon shone its light on the Münch organic farm, located in the heart of the Altes Land. That very fact resulted in a flurry of activity. As every year, the full-moon apples of the Jonagored variety were picked that night. For the most part, the coveted fruits are sold to main customer Tegut and they are already available in the stores.
The strong frosts in the Caderechas Valley in April and May, when temperatures fell to -2 and -5º C, affected the flowering stage of the Reineta apples. 50% of the production was lost due to this weather event. Thus, producers will only collect approximately 100,000 kilos, when they normally harvest 200,000 kilos.
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