Fresh fig exports underway
While last year's production was hit by drought, prospects are much better this year. Rains in winter and spring may even drive up yields by 15-20% and fresh fig exports are already in full swing. Buharkent district is the production hub for fresh figs as annual production ranges at 25,000-30,000 mt. Black fig harvesting here starts 15 days earlier than in other places such as Bursa. Although the prices for fresh figs are relatively expensive at TRY35/kg, traders expect them to drop to TRY 15/kg in due course.
The prices for dried