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Dried apricots: high hopes for the new season

June 28, 2022 12:48 PM, Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. At the consultation meeting convened by the Malatya Commodity Exchange last week, the importance of Malatya and its apricot production was highlighted. The focus is on the new crop, which looks promising so far.

Special challenges for exporters

Turkish market players announced that harvesting has partially started in the growing areas, but only in the valleys and with a few farmers. The majority of growers will start harvesting during the week of the Islamic Feast of Sacrifice, i.e. between 9 and 13 July. The relatively late start of the harvest is due to the low temperatures in Malatya, which are currently around 25°C during the day; 35°C would be normal. This slows down the formation of sugar in the fruit.

The quality of the apricots is consisten

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