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Sultanas: too warm and too dry

January 17, 2023 at 10:58 AM , Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. Turkey's raisin market is on edge as temperatures range well above average and rain is lacking. In addition, the TMO is still to announce when sales will start.

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.

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