Concerns over drought
Growers have been waiting for rain for months in Manisa and the situation is not about to change. Trouble is that a lack of rain may give rise to drought, which would be a disaster for the vines which have to recover from this year's crop. The weather is dry and sunny throughout the day with temperatures ranging at 20C (68F). Nighttime temperatures range at 10C (50F).
Although producers still prefer to sell to the TMO, trading has picked up a the Izmir Commodity Exchange in recent weeks with around 50-100 mt of sultanas being traded eac