Dried Fruit

Raisins: only temporary relief

March 21, 2023 at 12:15 PM , Der AUDITOR
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MANISA/TEHRAN. Last week’s rain only brought a temporary relief in Turkey. Prevailing dry conditions along with the TMO’s insistence on selling sultanas from the 2021 crop are stirring concerns here. Demand has risen sharply for Iran’s raisins.

TMO tests patience in Turkey

Weather conditions are normal for this time of the year with daytime temperatures ranging at 17-22C (62.6-71.6F) and night-time temperatures at 7-11C (44.6-51.8F) in Manisa. Sudden frosts may, however, occur until the end of April and pose a risk for production. Water supplies also remain a concern as last week’s rain was simply not enough. The TMO will continue to sell the 2021 crop with prices ranging 0.50/kg higher. Type 9 sultanas now cost TRY 23/kg and the state run organisation refuses to sell the current crop until supplies

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