02 May The second colder April since 2011 – Ο ΨΥΧΡΟΤΕΡΟΣ ΑΠΡΙΛΗΣ ΑΠΟ ΤΟ 2011
It is common knowledge that whether patterns have been greatly affected by the greenhouse effect. Temperatures and rainfall are tw abiotic factors that play a major role in the production of olives. This April, in Kranidi we had the second coldest time since 2011 that we started collecting data. The temperature during April 2017 did not exceed 27.0C , whereas last year we had 18 times where temperature exceeded 27.0C.
The year 2011 the mean temperature was 14.5 degrees Celcius (C) and in 2017 we had 16.4 almost 2.0 degrees higher but still 2.3 degrees less than April 2016. This can only be a good sign for the coming flowering season of olive trees in Rhizoma Olive Farms, especially if you combine these data with the relatively low average wind 4.9km/h (SE) which prevailed during the fragile period of budding. This average value is the lowest recorded since 2011 and allowed for the production of buds in abandunce.
Our hope is that the favourable weather conditions will keep prevailing and that this year we will have the harvest we expect.