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APRICOT HARVEST STARTS IN IGDIR REGION…

Apricot harvest has started in Iğdır province of Eastern part of Turkiye, annual product expectation is over 40 thousand tonnes…

In Iğdır, which is the “Çukurova of the East” with its climate and geographical conditions, the harvest of the apricot, which is called yellow gold and whose geographical sign has been obtained, has started.

Iğdır apricots are also sent to metropolitan cities such as Ankara, İstanbul, İzmir, Bursa, Erzurum and other provinces and districts. According to the data obtained from the Iğdır Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry, there are 414 thousand 320 apricot trees in Iğdır in 2022. In addition, apricot production will be carried out this year on an area of ​​39,805 decares.

An annual average of 43 thousand 316 tonnes of fresh apricots will be produced from 286 thousand 790 apricot trees, which show economic efficiency.

The most cultivated apricots in Iğdır are Şalak, Teberze and Ordubat varieties…

Kamil Arslan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Iğdır Chamber of Commerce and Industry, stated that the Iğdır apricot, whose geographical indication was obtained in 2018, contributed greatly to the economy of the province and said, “Our apricot is called ‘Iğdır Şekerpare'”.

“There is an annual product expectation of 26 thousand to 40 thousand tonnes this year. While we ship this product to Central Anatolia and the West, we also export to neighboring countries,” he added…

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