Sharp rise in prices
Last year's spring frosts was bad news for Turkey's sour cherry production. The market estimates that fresh cherry production only ranged at 120,000-130,000 mt in 2022, which is 30-40% down on the 183,000 mt officially produced in 2021. Turkey still has to issue official estimates for the current season. Since producers require 8 kg of fresh cherries to turn out 1 kg of dried cherries, dried cherry production may be estimated at 15,000-16,000 mt in 2022/2023.
Although sour cherries are versatile and highly popular with food manufacturers