Marketable plums in Moldova may exceed the predicted volume

Updated Oct 2, 2023
Earlier, EastFruit reported that according to USAID experts, the plum harvest in Moldova will amount to 85 thousand tons. It was also assumed that the country would export about 70 thousand tons of plums from the 2023 harvest. Farmers and gardeners note that at the beginning of harvesting plums of late (autumn) varieties, due to the predominantly small size of the fruits, many had the impression that the harvest would be relatively low - below the “grandmaster level” of 100 thousand tons. As the harvesting campaign progressed, the quality of the harvest (the predominance of small and medium-sized fruits) generally did not change. However, many agricultural producers noted that “there are a lot of plums on the trees.” Read also: In Moldova, prices for industrial and small dessert plums are almost equal In September, according to the observations of employees of fruit growing organizations, the demand from export traders for plums - and not even of the best quality - was high. ...
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