This year, a cold spring has destroyed most of the harvest in Bulgaria, and cherries in Plovdiv are sold at 30 leva per kilo.

According to bourgas.ru, this year the cold spring has ruined most of the harvest in Bulgaria, and cherries in Plovdiv are sold at 30 leva per kilo.

The first appetizing cherries appeared in the markets of Plovdiv at a price of 30-35 leva. And this fruit is not locally produced, it was brought into the country from Greece and Spain. Those that our southern neighbor brings are cheaper – 30 levs.

Rarely, but there are also Bulgarian ones – from the earliest varieties. The price for this product starts from 10 leva and goes up, but they are quite small.

“These are very early varieties, it needs more time,” a market trader said on Thursday, adding that it is still too early for sweet cherries.

According to growers, the high prices are due to the cold spring, which destroyed most of the crop. Krasimir Kumchev, one of the major agribusinessmen in the region, said Plovdiv residents can expect a massive harvest of local cherries around June 10th. Until then, these fruits will remain expensive, because there will be no Bulgarian ones in significant quantities.

“This year, due to the cold spring, not only cherries, but also plums suffered. Almost 50% of the crop has been lost,” the businessman said.

“When it’s cold, bees can’t fly. There can be no pollination precisely for this reason, and there is no harvest,” Krasimir Kumchev summed up.

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