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Dried apricots: heat is good for drying

July 20, 2021 11:31 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA/REUS. Producers are highly satisfied with the quality of this year's apricot crop. Turkey's hot weather is providing excellent conditions for drying. All eyes are on the TMO with speculations running wild as to if and in how far the state-run organisation may intervene in the dried apricot market in 2021/2022.

Will the TMO interverne?

In September last year the TMO issued a bid of TRY 19-23/kg for dried apricots. With little success as only few purchases have been required in the current season so far to regulate prices. The TMO effectively only bought 150 mt of dried apricots. Producers are counting on a more active TMO in the new season and are anxiously waiting for bids to be issued. As harvesting in Malatya is complete the farmers have started taking the stones out of the fruits and to lay them out for drying. The high temperatures in recent days are providing excelle

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