The year 2016 had the second consecutive unfavorable harvest for Bulgarian rose production. This year started off with
warmer than usual weather during the last of the winter months and the month of April. This lead to a record-early start
of the harvest with the first rose flowers arriving in the last days of April. However, since then the whole month of May
and the first half of June were characterized by cold weather combined with strong rainfall throughout the whole
We had low day temperatures of 15 to 17 degrees Celsius and very low night and morning temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees
Celsius. Such weather conditions are not characteristic of Bulgaria for this time of year. The result was a lower
concentration of essential oil in the flowers which had a direct effect on worsening the production yield by approx. 25% to 30%.