The Turkish citrus season begins slowly


The harvest of Starruby grapefruits and Dobasi Bani mandarins will be authorized from the 6th of October for export on the 11th of October 2017.

It was a week later than last year for grapefruits and two weeks later for this variety of mandarin. A good harvest is announced, superior to last year, which had been marked by a significant drop in the harvest of grapefruits.
The first statistics on citrus exports for the month of September show a 32% drop in exports and 28% in value, reflecting perfectly the large drop in the Interdonato lemons harvest from about 50% to certain places. This variety of lemons is the earliest in Turkey and comes just after the Argentinian season and before the Spanish season.