Turkish cherry is the most exported cherry in the world after United States, Chili and Hong Kong cherries. Turkey produces big amounts or cherry because of good soils, a very good climate for cherry trees.
Also the fact that sweet cherries are native to this area of Asia. It means that Turkey has all necessary conditions to grow sweet cherries in all parts of country.
In 2018, 200 M dollars of cherry export was made by exporter companies in Turkey. The cost of cherry also depends on labor costs and Turkey has advantage about this compared to the competitor countries.
We work in many kinds of fruits which are produced in our region like grapes.
Main cherry varieties are Ziraat 900, Regina and Kordia. Cherry season is normally between 40 – 50 days, but during recent years, by new techniques this time interval increased more than 70 days
Our city Denizli is one of the leading cities in Turkey about cherry production. The number of cherry growers are increasing year after year.
Especially the new techniques are increasing the efficiency and quality of Turkish cherry. Cherry production reached to 650 K tons in year 2018.
The first products start in may for export and continues at the end of June every year. The main countries for export from Turkey are respectively Germany, Russian Federation and Norway.