Low harvest this season of traditionally gifted flower to hit supplies on Womens day as production of mimosa reduces due to drought in Italy
People looking to gift mimosa flowers in Italy, which are traditionally given on Women´s day, will have a difficult time finding them, as their production has been severely hit this year by drought.
As per Italy’s agriculture association Coldiretti cited by Reuters on Tuesday, March 7, the harvest of the mimosa flowers has fallen by a third, due to a “drop in rainfall and higher temperatures forcing farmers to garner the twigs ahead of time”.
The association also added that the high price of energy after the Ukraine war had made the storage of flowers more expensive, as they are kept in refrigerators.
Officials at Coldiretti also said that due to the drought, the prices of mimosas have also increased drastically, as a large bunch of flowers sells for over €20.
Concerns are being raised in Italy again this year due to dry weather during the start of 2023, as scientists and experts predict another major drought following the emergency in 2022.
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