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BRNO – Czech poppy seed traders expect an excellent new poppy seed crop after the latest field trips. Harvest start is expected around the end of August, but the plants are currently in excellent condition.

Because of this situation, there is a big pressure on the new crop contracted prices. The producers and traders all around Europe are forced to decrease their prices. However, the buyers are still hesitating as they see their chance to push the prices further down.

Current quotations of blue poppy seeds, FCA:

Hungary origin, morphine below 10 mg/kg: 1,80 – 1,85 Euro/kg

Czech origin, morphine below 10 mg/kg: 1,70 Euro/kg

Spanish origin, high morphine: 1,50 Euro/kg

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