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Dried figs: heat causes fruits to shrivel

August 5, 2021 at 12:11 PM , Der AUDITOR
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AYDIN/TEHRAN. Extreme heat is causing enormous damage to the fig trees in Turkey. There is no relief in sight as temperatures are forecast to remain high. Growers in Iran can, by contrast, hardly believe their luck.

Figs shrivel on trees in Turkey

Farmers in Turkey are growing increasingly concerned as the persistent hot weather is causing unripe fruit to shrivel on the trees in Aydin. Temperatures are expected to continue to range above 40C (104F) next week, which will cause considerable damage. Yellow lop figs, which are consumed fresh, are presently being harvested in Aydin, where figs are cultivated on 400,000 ha and annual production ranges at 200,000 mt. Most figs produced here are consumer fresh and around 70,000 mt are dried.

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