Turkish Weather - Apricots, Hazelnuts, Raisins & Sultanas
Overnight in the major Turkish growing regions for Apricots (Malatya) and for Raisins & Sultanas (Manisa) temperatures reached worrying levels for the upcoming crops. With further low temperatures forecast tonight for Malatya, Manisa & the Black Sea region (the growing region for Hazelnuts) exporters are already talking up potential damage, thus already talking about HUGE increases in raw material cost. As yet the full extent of any damage is yet to be determined and any figures in the market are merely speculation at this moment in time.
We will of course keep you updated once we receive further information from our partners in Turkey.