Dried mulberries: harvest is delayed
Mundus Agri. The cool weather in Turkey caused noticeable delays in the development of the mulberries. Forecasts for the new crop are thus not available at the moment.
This year, spring in Turkey was unusually cool and rainy for a long time. While it is not yet clear whether this has had a negative impact on the development of other fruits, and if so, what that impact is, a delay of several weeks is already becoming apparent in mulberry production.
The development of the fruits is delayed by about 15 days. The new mulberry season usually starts in mid-June, but market players cannot yet make any reliable statements about the new crop. Quality and yields look good at first glance, because the rain in May actually favoured the development of the fruits. It would be different if the weather were to change in June; the quality and colouring of the berries could suffer as a result. At the beginning of the season, market players expect a higher commodity price than last year due to demand. In 2022, 72,892 mt of mulberries were harvested.