Will Israel still be able to grow etrog in the future?

Updated Oct 3, 2023
Rising global temperatures are endangering the etrog's growing environment, and as long as temperatures in Israel continue to rise, growing it in Israel may become impossible.
Etrog is the yellow citrus fruit used by Jews during the holiday week of Sukkot. Israel began importing etrog in 2008, when thousands of etrogs were imported from Italy. Etrog cultivation in Israel covers approximately 250 hectares. With the increasing demand for certain types of etrog, the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture allowed the import of etrog from Morocco in 2013, a trend that continued in 2022. However, local farmers are concerned about the increasing imports of etrog from the North African country due to the Ministry of Finance's reform ...
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