Freezing temperatures threaten wine and fruit harvest in Central Europe. Over 90 percent loss of apples in Germany.
Parts of Central and Eastern Europe have been hit by more than 30 centimeters (one foot) of snow in recent days.
Many German and Swiss winemakers are struggling to save their crops from freezing.
German orchard owner Herbert Sailer says that more than 90 percent of his crop is lost. It’s a bitter pill to swallow, says.
Some of his colleagues are trying to encapsulate fruit tree buds in ice, while others use helicopters to prevent the cold air from lying in the fields.
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