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ÇEŞME MELON REGISTERED…

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Çeşme melon is registered…

The application made to the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office for Çeşme melon, which is famous for its taste and smell, has been accepted. After the suspension period of 6 months, Çeşme melon will be presented to the world markets with the status of “Geographically Indicated Product”.

The geographical indication application made by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality to the Turkish Patent and Trademark Authority for the local Çeşme melon in 2016 has been accepted. The application has been suspended in the Official Geographical Indication and Traditional Product Name Bulletin. At the end of the six-month suspension period, Çeşme melon will take its place among the geographically marked products. The Çeşme melon, which stands out with its flavour, smell and durability, will be able to find more places in domestic and foreign markets thanks to the geographical indication that gives the producer great advantages in marketing.

Good for 6 months…

Çeşme melon is grown in the fertile soil of the Çeşme (a district of İzmir province) peninsula, which receives plenty of sunshine, without the need for watering for a long time. Although it is a freshly consumed fruit, the most important distinguishing feature of the juicy Çeşme melon, which is also called “Hanger melon” in the region, is that it can last more than 6 months under favourable conditions. Adapting to the warm / hot climate of the geography it grows, the product can withstand arid conditions and grows even in fields close to 10 metres from the sea. The Çeşme melon, which has been produced by traditional methods for hundreds of years in Ovacık, Çiftlikköy, Nohutalan, Zeytineli, Birgi and Barbaros villages, is of great importance for the regional economy with its high export potential.

Next is palm olives…

Explaining that Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has applied for geographical signs for palm olives grown in Karaburun, Seferihisar, Urla and Çeşme region, Mayor Tunç Soyer said, “Our gum, artichoke, Çeşme melon, daffodil flower are gifts of this geography to us. By protecting these ancient products and supporting the production and marketing opportunities, we will enable the producer to find the equivalent of his works.”

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