04 March 1998
Frost fear grips fruit farmers of southern Europe
SOUTHERN Europes fruit farmers are living in fear of frosts following one of the warmest winters on record. Peach, pear and cherry trees are in full bud a month early in northern parts of Italy and Greece.
Walter Zanr, manager of Mediterranean Growers, the UK distribution
subsidiary of Conserve Italia, said this years fruit harvest would be a disaster if there were frosts this month.
- Financial Times 04/03/98 page 37