Sultanas, the worst seems to be over
MANISA/TEHRAN. Turkish vineyards in the growing regions are developing well, and growers take the necessary precautions to protect their crops. Sultana exports from Iran have declined this year, the leading customer so far being Iraq.
Frosty nights had severely affected the young blossoms in parts of Turkey. Apricots are particularly affected here. According to current information, in Manisa, the central growing region for Turkish sultanas, the situation is much more relaxed. The first flowerheads are now forming on the vines, as the weather offers the best conditions for a good crop. Meanwhile, the growers are busy fertilizing and spraying the fields with pesticides. The season is ending, and prices seem to have stabilized for the time being, with sultanas, type 10 showing more significant fluctuations now and then.