Difficult frozen plum season in Eastern Europe, what are the causes and what are the consequences?

Frozen Plum
Published Mar 3, 2023

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Plum variety "Stanley" is the most purchased variety of frozen plums in Europe, so the start of its season was expected by all freezers. By the way, this very versatile variety sells well both on the fresh market and for the production of prunes, i.e. to dry. In Moldova, the 2022 Stanley plum harvesting season began in mid-August, and expectations for the season were very favorable: the quality of raw materials was good, the caliber was normal and even large, the harvest was average - below the 2021 season, but sufficient for the planned sales of fresh products and procurement of raw materials for processing. According to all expectations, the plum was definitely included in the list of the most interesting fruits for the fresh market and freezing of the 2022 season. However, the expectations of the freezers were not destined to come true. Reliability Factor of Trading Partners First of all, the region's most unreliable trading partner had its say — together with the start of the ...
Source: Eastfruit
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