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Spring Frost Reduces Apricot Crop by 70-80%

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The spring frost has reduced this year's apricot harvest by 70-80%, the National Agriculture Chamber (NAK) and growers association FruitVeB said.

The apricot crop is likely to reach just 7,000-8,000 tonnes, they said.

NAK and FruitVeB pressed for growers to switch from Mediterranean varieties of apricot to later-blooming types better suited to weather conditions in Hungary.

Even in a good year, only around 30% of locally-grown apricots are sold fresh, they noted.

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