Lower volumes, but good quality for Turkish apples - Fresh Plaza 07.09.2021
2021-2022 APPLE AND POMEGRANATE SEASON!
Pomegranate harvest also lower due to weather conditions Lower volumes, but good quality for Turkish apples Both the pomegranate and the apple season are in full swing in Turkey. According to one exporter, both seem to be struggling a bit with volumes, which could lead to higher prices. The company is very happy with the quality of the harvest this year and is confident in its product.
According to Yahya Erdogan, export manager for Turkish fresh produce exporter Ana Fruit, there will be lower volumes for the Turkish pomegranates this season: “For pomegranates, we’re expecting to have good, quality fruits this year. We hope both grower and the exporter to have a great season. Due to the fact that the seasons seem to get tougher every year, in some growing areas we are facing frost during the flowering times. With this in mind, we can say that the total crop volume is expected to be lower this year.”
Next to the pomegranate season, Ana Fruit will also be dealing with the apple season concurrently. Erdogan is happy with the quality of the harvest: “The apple season in Turkey has just started with the Gala variety harvests, 4 to 5 weeks back. This year, the quality of the crop is better in terms of color thanks to good rains obtained before the harvest. On the other hand, the amount of the Gala crop is less than expected.”