Dried Fruit

Dried figs: more normal temperatures are a relief

August 10, 2021 4:24 PM, Der AUDITOR
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AYDIN. Turkey was confronted with extremely hot weather for weeks. Temperatures are, fortunately, more normal now. Growers, however, reckon that the figs have been damaged.

Crop losses expected

The crop is currently being assessed and first estimates should be issued next week. Some growers have already started harvesting and drying fruits. They report that heat and drought have evidently impacted yields. The weather has cooled down a bit with temperatures now ranging below 40C (104F). Tariş and traders are expected to issue prices soon. The rise in production costs and drought have prompted the growers to hope for famgate prices of TRY 35/kg and higher. Export prices are, however, firm. Lerida no 2 dried figs are still trading a

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