Fresh Plaza Turkish apple season concludes, cherry season underway

“Fair cherry season despite crop decreases due to frost damage”

The early varieties of Turkish cherries have been harvested, but the wait is on for the Ziraat 0900 variety for the season to get into full swing. The apple season has recently concluded, and the Asian markets could prove to be important for both the Turkish apples as well as the cherries.

According to Mehmet Cakmak, Sales and Marketing manager for Ani Tarim Fresh Fruits, they’ve finished up their apple season and had a satisfying season: “We finished our apple export operations of 2021-2022 season in week 19. Frankly speaking, it was a challenging season for us as it was our first export season with full-capacity after the completed investments, meaning a cold storage and a high-tech packing machine. However, we found that we had already reached our targets at the end of the season, shipping 224 containers and processing about 7100 tons of apple for domestic and foreign markets in total.”