Kiwi, whose production has been widespread every year in Ordu province, known as a land of hazelnuts in Black Sea region, is offered for sale on its branch and provides significant income to farmers.
After the Ordu kiwi, which was also registered as a geographical indication by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office, reached sufficient maturity, producers entered the gardens. The producers, who started harvesting early in the morning, collected tons of kiwi on the first day.
Ordu Kiwi Producers’ Union Chairman Yusuf Uzunlar visited the producers harvesting in Sağırlı village of Altınordu district.
Uzunlar pointed out to journalists that there was an increase in kiwi production this season compared to the previous season and stated that they expect a harvest of over 8 thousand tons across the province.
Uzunlar noted that the kilogram price of kiwi which is 90 grams and more also called as first class, is 6 lira, second grade kiwi is 3.5 lira and the third grade kiwi is 1 lira and expressed that all producers are satisfied with the price.
Emphasizing that there is never a market problem for the producers from Ordu, Uzunlar said, “Many producers put kiwi for sale when they are on branches.”
“Kiwi brings in a significant benefit to Ordu’s economy and this season, kiwi sales will contribute approximately 30 million liras to provincial economy,” added Uzunlar…