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Sultanas: difficult season for producers

October 18, 2022 at 11:30 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. Quality is not the only issue that is giving sultana producers in Turkey a headache. Weather conditions are also not holding up to expectations.

High prices and low quality

The late summer weather persists in Manisa with daytime temperatures ranging at 29C (84.2F) and nighttime temperatures at 20C (68F). Although forecast, rain has yet to be recorded. Nearly two months into the season quality is an issue as the weather has been far from good, especially during the drying period. Traders report that much of the crop has been impacted. Another problem is that the prices on offer for low-quality sultanas can hardly cover production costs. Reports even state that some growers have incurred such high losses that

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