In the Sarigol neighbourhood of Manisa, fruit trees and vineyards have begun to leaf, and there are many daisies in the fields. Grape growers in Sargöl, where all the colours of spring are in full bloom, are in particular having to undergo an uncomfortable wait due to the vines’ early arousal. As soon as Sarigol’s last cemetery was demolished, fruit and almond trees as well as the famous seedless sultaniye vines began to bloom.
Beautiful landscapes evolved in the area where daisies were abundant throughout the spring in the fields. The daisies along the road heralded the approach of spring as the fruit trees bloomed with white and red blossoms, providing a place for bees to gather pollen.
Although air temperatures above seasonal averages are what trigger early leafing in the famous seedless sultaniye grapes, this phenomenon has begun to scare farmers.
Producers acknowledge that the environment is made beautiful by the blossoming trees with the arrival of spring and the water trickling to the trunks of fruits and other products, despite their discomfort at the early awakening of fruit trees and vineyards, which can lead to yield losses if March is cold. Grape grower Ahmet Tosun said:
“Daisies bloomed because air temperatures were 10 to 12 degrees higher than usual for the season. Daisy blossoming is another sign that spring has arrived. Our ties will also be formed soon. Eyes started to bulge in them early on as well. The fact that it opens early worries us. March can be dangerous since it can turn very chilly. I wish everyone well and that 2023 will be a fruitful year for all of our farmers. I sincerely hope that everyone’s efforts will not be in vain.”