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Georgian growers prepare for harvesting almonds

Almonds are a relatively new crop in Georgia. To date, almond plantations, which first appeared in the country 6 years ago, amount to 4,000 hectares, Business Georgia reports . In the coming days, Georgian growers are preparing to start harvesting almonds.

According to the head of the Association of Almonds and Walnuts, Tornike Lataria, there are three large almond companies in Georgia that use new technologies in their business, and there are also small growers that work following less intensive and old methods.

“As for export markets, Georgia is interested in Germany, England, Switzerland, Italy. Switzerland is a country with high purchasing power and the most dependent on imports. The Persian Gulf countries with which we work are also quite promising. Turkey, which imports $120 million worth of almonds a year also provides great opportunities.” he said.

According to him, this year the expected harvest is 2,000 tonnes, and many producers are already starting work on promoting their products on the foreign markets.

“Harvesting starts in the coming days, and this process, in parallel with the drying of the product, will take about 15 days. It is still difficult to forecast clear prices since everything is dependent on the supply and demand. The picture will become clearer around September 20.” said Tornike Lataria.


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