Manisa kicks off first cherry harvest of the year with optimism

Manisa kicks off first cherry harvest of the year with optimism

A prosperous season is anticipated for the local industry

In the western province of Manisa, Turkey, cherry producers are gearing up for the start of the northern hemisphere’s cherry season. Located in the Şehzadeler district, specifically in the orchards of Sancaklıbozköy neighborhood, the first cherries of the year are being harvested, marking the beginning of an anticipated season for local farmers, as it was informed by the media Hurriyet Daily News.

According to local producers, the harvest began on April 13 and once again, as is traditional for the country’s cherries, stands out not only for its quality, but also for the various varieties, which deepens optimism about both yield and market prices.

The harvest season commenced with a ceremony attended by local authorities, including Şehzadeler Mayor Gülşah Dürbay, who emphasized the importance of sustainable agricultural practices. Dürbay urged the community to support efforts to keep cherries organic and reduce the carbon footprint.

The ceremonial sale of the first cherry of the year was a symbolic gesture, with 30 kilograms of cherries from İlyas Coşkuner sold at 500 liras per kilogram.

As the first cherry harvest unfolds in Manisa, it sets the stage for what producers hope will be a prosperous season, characterized by robust yields and stable market prices.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News

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