Dry weather may become a problem
The lack of rain is a matter of concern in Turkey. With water being in short supply throughout the country traders are concerned with the impact a possible drought may have on production. Costs will certainly rise, if growers need to take action. Daytime temperatures currently range at a much too high 13-17C (55.4-62.2F) and nighttime temperatures at 7-10C (44.6-50F). Risk is that frost may create extensive damages, if winter dormancy stops too early. Growers are presently pruning the vines, which is usually done by March.