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