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Dried apricots: new crop to arrive as late as mid-August

June 13, 2023 at 10:28 AM , Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Traders state that this year's dried apricot production may be delayed by as much as three weeks in Turkey. Trouble are the adverse weather conditions witnessed in early summer. Prices are still climbing.

Still too cold

Heavy rains and hailstorms definitely generated damages in the apricots orchards in Malatya. While the rain is taking a break this week, the weather is rather cold with daytime temperatures ranging at 28-30C (82.4-86.0F) and nighttime temperatures at 14-15C (57.2-59.0F). As the weather has been a disaster in recent weeks harvesting and dried apricot production can only start with delays. Harvesting normally starts in the second half of June, but is now expected to commence after Eid al-Adha, the Islamic Festival of the Sacrifice, in early July. Dried

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