Mixed weather conditions prevail in Aydin, Turkey's production hub for dried figs. While warm weather coupled with heavy rains and hailstorms are not really creating any damage, the rain is good for growth. The cold weather in spring should delay the development of the fruits by 7 to 15 days, which will also prompt a delay in harvesting. Traders reckon that harvesting will only start in August. The weather conditions, which are presently good, are essential for the size and quality of the crop.
Supplies are rather limited and raw material pric