Turkish Dried Figs, Crop Report 2023-2024
The 2023-2024 dried figs crop in Turkey is expected to be good overall, with a 10% increase in crop yield compared to the previous year. However, there is some uncertainty about the quality of the crop, with some reports suggesting that it may be lower due to increased humidity levels. Prices are expected to be higher than expected. (cardassilaris.com)
- Crop arrival is delayed by 10-12 days.
- Product sizes are balanced.
- Open mouth fig quantity is normal.
- Crop yield is 10% higher than the 2022 crop.
- Prices are higher than expected by 5-7%.
- Companies are expecting a stable market.
- Increased humidity levels are affecting the overall quality of the crop, particularly the color and texture of the figs.
The increased humidity levels in Turkey have been caused by a combination of factors, including climate change, deforestation, and irrigation practices. This has led to a more humid environment, which is ideal for the growth of fungi and bacteria. As a result, some dried figs may be more susceptible to spoilage and may have a lower quality.
Despite the potential for lower quality crops, the demand for Turkish dried figs is expected to remain strong. Turkey is the world's leading producer of dried figs, accounting for over 60% of global production. Dried figs are a popular snack and ingredient in many cuisines, and they are also valued for their nutritional properties. (cardassilaris.com)