Turkey: Stone Fruit Annual

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The total cherry production forecast in Turkey in Marketing Year (MY) 2021/22 is 860,000 metric tons (MT), which is 54,000 MT less than MY 2020/2021, due to frost damage that occurred in Izmir and Konya in the late spring. The peach and nectarine production forecast for MY 2021/22 is 830,000 MT, 60,000 MT less than MY 2020/21, again due to frost damage in the late spring. Stone fruit exports are forecast to decrease slightly in MY 2021/22 due to the lower production. Turkey aims to improve its exports of fresh sweet cherries to China. This report covers cherries, peaches, and nectarines.

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