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Türkiye, the world’s 4th largest fruit producer!

Türkiye ranks fourth in the world with an annual fruit production of 25 million tonnes. The report highlighted cherries, apricots and figs as the main fruits produced in Türkiye, which are grown in Anatolia and near the Aegean coast.

Cherry

The March 2024 report by technology platform GeeksforGeeks listed the world’s most fruit-producing countries. Türkiye is the world’s fourth largest fruit producer with an annual production of 25 million tonnes.

CHINA, INDIA AND BRAZIL IN THE TOP 3…

China is the world’s largest fruit producing country. China is at the top with an annual production of 253.9 million tonnes. India ranked second with an annual production of 107.9 million tonnes, while Brazil ranked third with an annual production of 39.8 million tonnes. Türkiye ranked fourth with an annual production of 25 million tonnes.

Apricot

According to the report, cherries, apricots and figs, which are grown in the regions close to the Anatolian and Aegean coasts, stand out as the main fruits produced in the country. Turkey’s diverse climate and fertile soils help the country grow a wide variety of fruits such as oranges and other citrus fruits, which are widely grown in Mersin and Antalya provinces, which have a Mediterranean climate. Looking at other countries, Mexico 23.7 million tonnes, Indonesia 23.6 million tonnes, the United States 22.6 million tonnes, Spain 19 million tonnes, Italy 17.2 million tonnes and the Philippines 16.7 million tonnes made the top 10.

According to the report, fruit production largely depends on the soil type, climate and temperature of the region where it is grown. In addition, agricultural technology plays an important role in fruit cultivation in countries. Countries in the top 10 utilised fertile soil, weather and climate as well as technology to produce a variety of fruits such as citrus fruits, lush bananas and sweet apples.

Fig

The most produced fruits in China are citrus fruits, grapes, apples and bananas. The country’s vast territory and subtropical climate lead to the production of fruit varieties. The fertile land along the Yangtze River plays an important role in fruit cultivation in China.

The most commonly grown fruits in India are mango, banana, orange and grape. Especially Alphanso and Kesar two types of mangoes found in India lead the global popularity in the fruit market.

Some of the exotic fruits found in Brazil are Acai, Cashew Apple, Purple fruit and Passion fruit, while some common fruits are Guava, papaya and banana…

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