In the municipality of Prokuplje, on the area of ​​over 2,000 hectares, the harvest of cherries has begun, which, according to agricultural experts, have yielded well this year and are of excellent quality.

As Milan Tošković, an expert in fruit growing at the Agricultural Expert Service (PSS) in Prokuplje, told the Beta agency, at the beginning of the harvest, the purchase price is 50 dinars per kilogram for the first and 30 dinars for the second class, and will change depending on supply and demand.

For picking cherries, you pay, if it is manual picking, 20 dinars per kilogram, or from 15 to 17 dinars for machine picking.

“Due to the spring frost on some plots in the Prokuplje area, the yield of cherries will be reduced by up to 30 percent, but that does not mean that its quality will be lower,” said Toskovic, emphasizing that in a situation of lower yields, the cherry fruit is always better. –

“High temperatures will make the cherry fruit ripen quickly and start to fall, so it is recommended that the harvest be done as soon as possible,” said Tošković.

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