Mould infests crop
Heavy rains have damaged the fruits and impared the quality of the crop in Aydin. Although fruits grown in the valley tend to be larger, they are infested with mould. This may give rise to further problems such as excessive exposure to mould toxins including ochratoxin and aflatoxin. The quality of figs is much better in higher latitudes and exporters will try to buy here. Market players are reckoning with wide price gaps due to the difference in quality. Prices also continue to vary for last year's crop.