Turkish Cherry 2022
Turkish cherry is the most exported cherry in the world, following cherry exporter countries are the United States, and Chili. Turkey produces big amounts of cherry because of good soils, and very good climate for cherry trees. Cherry in Turkish means “Kiraz”.
Also, the fact that sweet cherries are native to this area of Asia. It means that Turkey has all the necessary conditions to grow sweet Turkish cherries in all parts of the 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 an advantage of this compared to the competitor countries. In 2019 cherry production of Turkey was 640 thousand tones and Turkish cherries export was 78 thousand tons.
We work in many kinds of fruits which are produced in our region like grapes.
The 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 is increasing year after year. Top cherry producing countries are Turkey, USA and Chili.
Especially the new techniques are increasing the efficiency and quality of Turkish cherry. Cherry production reached 650 K tons in the year 2018.
Turkish Cherry Season
Turkey cherry season, the first products start in may for export and continue at the end of July every year. The main countries for export from Turkey are respectively Germany, the Russian Federation, Norway, Holland and Denmark.
Turkish cherry export is expected to reach 100 thousand tons in 2022 season.