Turkish Vine Fruit Harvest Report, 26.08.2022
Harvest of Turkish Vine Fruit began on Thursday 18th & Friday 19th August but is not yet in full swing. Farmers choosing to cut slightly earlier than is ideal to lock in labour for their harvest requirements and a slightly unfavourable weather outlook hastened their decision to cut the fruit. This will only realistically effect their tonnage
The physical size of the berries this year are somewhat smaller than the last two to three years, this is in part due to the increasing costs of the widely used growth hormones that typically enlarge the fruit towards the start of harvest. This will mean that smaller sized fruit should not necessarily command the premium it has over the last few years.
The crop is evidently very large in size this year and coupled with an abundance of fruit being carried over from 2020 crop should mean that Turkey has over 400,000mt to supply against a backdrop of increased worldwide competition.