Bigger fruit, vegetable crops this year in Turkey

Turkey’s 2016 fruit crop is expected to be up 6.4% on last year, to 18.9 million tons, and its vegetable crop up 1.7% to 30.1 million tons, according to figures from the Turkish […]
Fri 17/06/2016

Turkey’s 2016 fruit crop is expected to be up 6.4% on last year, to 18.9 million tons, and its vegetable crop up 1.7% to 30.1 million tons, according to figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute.

Among the fruits set for increased volumes relative to 2015 are:

  • Apples +12.3%
  • Mandarins +12%
  • Cherries +11.8%
  • Grapes +9.6%
  • Apricots +7.4%
  • Peaches +3.8%

While fruits where the volume is expected to decrease include:

  • Persimmons -0.8%
  • Grapefruit -0.7%

source: Turkish Statistical Institute

In terms of vegetables, production is expected to increase in the following subgroups:

  • Root and tuberous vegetables +5.9%
  • Other vegetables not elsewhere classified +2.6%
  • Vegetables cultivated for their fruits +1.2%

Among the particular vegetable types set for higher volumes compared to 2015 are:

  • Dry onion +10.5%
  • Melon +7.9%
  • Peppers for processing +7.7%
  • Eggplant +5.3%

The following decreases are also expected:

  • Carrots -3.3%
  • Watermelon -0.9%

Image: Locally grown fruits for sale in a market in the farming district of Obaköy, outside Alanya. By NobbiP – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5161462