The start of the Turkish mulberry season has been delayed by several weeks this year due to cool temperatures. The yield is expected to be similar to 2022, but prices are significantly higher. (Mundus Agri)
Causes of Delay
The cool and rainy weather in the growing areas has caused the start of the season to be delayed by a month. The poor weather conditions have also affected the quality of the fruit, which is expected to be lower than in previous years. Market experts forecast that prices will continue to rise in the near future, especially for high-quality mulberries. (Mundus Agri)
Export prices were recently at a level of EUR 4.80/kg FOB Turkey, but exporters are now waiting until the harvest is completed before submitting price offers for the new crop.
Overall, the Turkish mulberry market is facing some challenges this year due to the late start of the season and the lower quality of the fruit. However, prices are expected to remain high, especially for high-quality mulberries.