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Italy's sparkling apple trees are frozen to survive
Palazzetta, Italy, April 8, 2021 (AFP) - The apples in the orchard in La Palazzetta sparkle like diamonds in the spring sunshine, deliberately covered in ice to protect them from frost.
"Last night we saved 5,000 tonnes of apples using this method" across the Valtellina valley in northern Italy, said Jacopo Fontaneto, of the local branch of the Coldiretti agricultural organisation.
It seems at first glance counterintuiti ...