Pear production across Europe could have been hit by recent cold weather, growers fear. Reports suggest frost damage may have hit pear crops both in the UK and on the Continent.
This time of the year is critical in orchards, as an overnight cold snap can substantially reduce volumes.
Plums and cherries are also particularly vulnerable, like pears, due to early blossoming. But apples so far appear to have escaped unharmed.

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