Celebrated first sales
This week's more moderate weather conditions with temperatures ranging at 34C (93F) are good for the trees. Extreme heat causes a lot of stress and reduces yields. Final estimates for Turkey's dried fig production, however, differ considerably and range at 68,000-90,000 mt, of which the latter is similar to last year.
Growers started harvesting the first small round of figs, which were sold at the symbolic price of TRY 330/kg. Harvesting and drying will mainly continue throughout August and September. The export season ususally s