Producers smile in the gherkin warehouse of Turkey…
Harvested gherkins make happy the producers with their yield in Afyonkarahisar which is a leading region in pickled cucumber production.
After harvest, it is processed in pickle factories in various provinces and exported to Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
Some farmers maintain their livelihood by producing pickled cucumbers in Afyonkarahisar province where the needs of this product in Turkey mostly met.
Pickled cucumbers, also known as “green gold” throughout the province and whose harvest continues, make the producers smile.
Provincial Director of Agriculture and Forestry İbrahim Acar told Anadolu Agency (AA) that Afyonkarahisar, where pickled cucumbers have been grown for many years, ranks first in the country with a production of 45 thousand tons.
Stating that İzmir and Balıkesir came in the ranking after Afyonkarahisar, Acar said:
“Our farmers, who produce pickled cucumbers in the region, earn an average of 5,000 liras per decare. This price is also very high. Also, the gherkins produced are not only consumed in the domestic market. It is also exported to Czechia and Bulgaria. This contributes significantly to the country’s economy.”
Acar explained that the pickled cucumbers produced in the province are also processed in provinces such as Afyonkarahisar, Bursa, İzmir and Manisa.
Noting that production has increased with each passing year, Acar added, “Last year, these figures were a little lower. This year it increased even more. Because our farmer’s income from gherkins is high, cultivation areas are also being increased.”