Krasnodar, 21 September. Türkiye may begin to export saplings of fruit trees and decorative plants to the Kuban region.
Last week, Krasnodar played host to a meeting with the delegation of the Union of Sapling Manufacturers of the Republic of Türkiye (FÜAB), organised by the Chamber of Trade and Industry of the Krasnodar region.
Officials of the regional Ministry of Agriculture were quoted as saying that purchases of imported saplings may become an issue if it would be possible to buy young plants of foreign selection with certain features ensuring for their propagation and protection from diseases and new pests.
Imports from Türkiye may be viewed as substitution of European imports. “Looking at the structure of Kuban horticulture, gardening and viticulture, we can day that 80% of their area are occupied by apple, pear and plum trees, and the rest by vineyards and some other crops. The Krasnodar region does have a need in rootstock, especially of new high-yielding varieties. Until recently, the investors of horticulture brought saplings from Italy, the Netherlands and Denmark. The latest events in the world significantly affected the change of the fruit trees market, which of course will entail the change of the list of suppliers. All deliveries from Italy and other European countries have stopped, while the demand in these products remains,” Andrei Platonov commented.