A GENERAL OUTLOOK OF DRIED FRUITS FROM TURKEY Neslihan ATAŞ ProductInspector T.R. MINISTRY OF ECONOMY RegionalDirectorate of Western Anatolia HeadGroup of IzmirforProductInspectors KHUJAND - 2011
Turkey is the most important dried fruit exporter in the world and has approximately a 15% share of total world dried fruit export.
RAISINS (Sultanas) Turkey has 1.200 different types of grapes and has been one of the five major producers in the world.
Seedless “Yuvarlak and Sultani” are the main varieties used for raisins which are grown especially in the Aegean Region of Turkey.
The original name of the famous seedless Turkish raisins “Sultana” comes from the fact that they were served to Ottoman Sultans.
Production The annual raisin production of Turkey is 260 thousand tons on an average Image: http://www.medya45.com Source: Turkish Stats Institution - 2010
Export Top 10 Countries for Turkish Sultanas Export
DRIED APRICOTS Turkey is the major producer for both fresh and dried apricots with approximately 500 thousand tons of fresh and more than 100 thousand tons of dried apricot production in 2010. .
More than 20% of the fresh apricot production and 80% of dried apricot production is met by Turkey In Turkey, Central Eastern Anatolia is the most fertile region for apricot cultivation. City of Malatya itself has a 25% share in total production and at least a 90-95% share of dried apricot export. Image:http://www.malatyaguncel.com
Production The annual dried apricot production of Turkey is approximately 100 thousand tons on an average Image: http://www.oocities.org Source: Turkish Stats Institution - 2010
Export Top 10 Countries for Dried Apricots Export Source: Turkish Stats Institution - 2010 Image: http://www.oocities.org
DRIED FIGS The annual Fig production of Turkey may vary between 45-60 thousand tons depending on the climate conditions. Turkey ranks first in the world for both fresh and dried figs production.
Production Turkey has a 25% share of the world fresh fig production and realizes over half of the world’s dried fig production. Drying varieties are cultivated in Agean Region. Source: Turkish Stats Institution - 2010
The most important variety is “Sarılop” which is cultivated in Aydın, around Big Menderes and Small Menderes river basins where are the fertile fields. Sarılop has been officially registered by Turkish Patent Institution.
Export Top 10 Countries for Dried Figs Export
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