Exporters and producers turn to exotic fruits

Published Aug 20, 2020

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The varieties of tropical fruits grown and exported in Antalya, which contributes significantly to the agriculture sector and the country's economy, are increasing. The city, which makes a name for itself in agriculture as well as tourism, is expanding in exotic fruit production areas such as kiwi, avocado, pineapple, dragon fruit, passion furit and mango. There is also an increase in the exports of fruits, which make the producers smile in terms of their high added value.

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According to the data of the Western Mediterranean Exporters Union (BAİB), 274 thousand dollars of blueberries, 100 thousand dollars of kiwi, 56 thousand dollars of avocados and 11 thousand dollars of pineapple were exported from the region in 7 months. Ufuk Güngör, general manager of a company that exports tropical fruits, told Anadolu Agency (AA) that interest in tropical fruits has increased in recent years. Stating that previously imported the product from the now manufactured in Turkey Gungor, he said he also started to export some fruits. Describing it as a proud donor Güngör, "Turkey quickly adapt, produce and develop the country." said. Güngör stated that with the increase in the production areas of blueberries, known as "blueberry" abroad, exports have also become active, and that there is a rapid development in avocados. The kiwi also said that Turkey reached imported from countries exporting country location Güngör, mango and passion fruit in the face, he said there are ...
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