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There is no fruit less than 5 lira per kilo in the market and 7 lira per kilo in the market. As the demand for fruit increases, it becomes difficult to distinguish between good and bad. Each orange is sold as 'Finike'. The pomegranates bought from the producer for 2.5 lira and put in the brewery cost about 9.5 lira, and the best one is 2.5 lira, and the quince costs close to 10 lira ...
On the one hand, the increase in the time spent at home with the epidemic and on the other hand, fruit consumption / demand is quite high with the importance given to healthy nutrition. However, in this very period, prices made fruit almost "luxury" for the consumer. Apple for 7 lira, quince for 9 lira, banana for 12 lira, pomegranate for 9 lira, orange for 10 lira almost became the "normal" of the market. Most of the more affordable products are either third grade or of the so-called bulk. So what is happening in the producing regions?
Duygu Erdogan from Milliyet newspaper talked to the producers in the regions where the best of all winter fruits are produced and received information about the latest producer prices. So how does the producer prices compare with the local market and market prices?
This season, the price increase in citrus fruits was seen as inevitable. Extreme temperatures caused significant losses on early varieties, and then heavy rain and storm hit some gardens in the region. It was as expected ... The price offered as 10 lira for Finike orange, the best orange, is in the range of 7-8 lira for other varieties.
THE IMMERSIVE ALSO WINS
However, there is an important problem. Those who see that Finike is sold for 10 lira, buy an orange from Mersin at a lower price than Adana, as 'Finike'. The consumer is both misleading and paying more. Halil Sarıçobanoğlu, President of Antalya Chamber of Agriculture Finike, said, “They sell all of them as Finike. The brand Finike is shot here from Mersin, which was bought from Serik. Both the consumer and the brand suffer. Finike will have a smooth shell, its pulp melts in the mouth, ”he said.
Considering the latest consumption data, while stating that the citrus fruits in the region will be sufficient for the consumer until the end of the season, Sarıçobanoğlu made the following assessment regarding the prices:
“It was taken for 3 liras on the orange branch. Its cost increases from here to 4.5 lira with the profits of the trader. In other words, we consider a maximum of 7 liras in this period for the best oranges in metropolitan cities. 2 lira for a lemon producer, therefore 5 lira in Istanbul can be seen as normal. Pomegranate was put into the ice houses at 2.5-3 liras. Some of them may be bruised. With these costs and by taking advantage of the demand in consumption, they increase the price. While the cost of the product for orange is 1.5 lira, this cost has reached 3 liras due to climate damage. We sell without profit. Intermediaries, on the other hand, earn more than the farmer and feed them twice the price to the consumer.
THEY SELL ÇIKMA AYVA
Geyve Chamber of Agriculture Chairman Süleyman Pınar shares the latest information from "the capital of quince". Stating that there is very little quince in the producer now, Pınar reminded that most of them are bought by the trader. Pınar said, “Currently, it costs 3-4 lira from the producer. 10 in the grocery store