Rain urgently required
With daytime temperatures ranging at 15C (59F) it is simply too warm for the fig trees to get a rest. Producers are hoping for rain, frost and snow, which has been forecast in some parts of Turkey - in how far the orchards will profit, however, remains to be seen.
Export prices have risen on the back of limited supplies for high-quality dried figs. Quotations in Turkey range at TRY 64/kg for large fruits and at TRY 45/kg for small fruits. Yet, the Turkish lira has lost in value against the US dollar and the euro. Traders expect export