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BLACK FIG EXPORTS TO BEGIN ON JULY 30…

Press release…

Black figs are exported to 45 countries from Turkey…

Black fig, one of the important agricultural products of the Aegean region, is exported to all over the world, especially in European countries such as Germany, England, Holland and France.

There are few days left on the journey of black figs, whose cut date is July 29 and the export date is July 30.

According to Chairman of the Aegean Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exporters’ Association Hayrettin Uçak, producers and exporters should take into consideration the cut and export dates in order to avoid damage to the sector.

Uçak said, “The producers should harvest the products according to these dates and then send their products for export. All of our producers are required to produce with a great sensitivity by following the cutting date and prioritizing food safety and human health for a sustainable export.”

Stating that especially black figs are sensitive and have a short shelf life, Uçak noted, “Therefore, it should be consumed as fresh in the markets of the country where it goes, while preserving its quality and all features. This is one of the most important factors affecting the demands abroad. In 2019, we exported 20 thousand 334 tons of fresh figs to 51 countries and brought in 49 million dollars to our country.”

“Black figs make up 43 million 376 thousand dollars of our fresh fig exports. We aim to reach 60 million dollars in black fig exports,” Uçak added…

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