It’s essential to know which fruits grow in Turkey if you’re planning to own farmland and plant your desired products.
Thanks to the climatic differences experienced in different regions of Turkey due to its geographical location, it enables the cultivation of a wide variety of fruits simultaneously.
As a result, it is possible to produce different fruit varieties continuously for about 9 – 10 months in Turkey.
With the increasing interest of domestic and foreign investors in agriculture in recent years, significant steps have been taken to grow products with high added value (such as Walnut, Almond, Plum, etc.) in different regions of our country. Therefore, the business of establishing new garden facilities has dramatically increased.
In the rest of the article, you will see the display of fruit types grown in different regions of Turkey on the map. The main reason for sharing these maps is that it supports our customers’ standpoint who want to invest, establish a garden, and help them eliminate any question or concerns in their minds.
Which fruits grow in Turkey?
Almond, one of the products with high added value, is advantageous in growing in a water-resistant and stony soil structure. The province with the most increased production is Mersin, where more than 20,000 tons of products are produced. Adiyaman, Manisa, Muğla and Antalya come respectively.
The history of walnut, which is one of the most popular fruits with the earnings left to its producers in recent years, with commercial varieties does not go back to old times. The American origin variety Chandler maintains its rising trend with the increase in the number of gardens established in our country, especially after 2008, and new facilities continue to be established. The provinces with the highest production are Mersin, Kahramanmaraş, Hakkari, and Bursa, with 10,000 – 15,000 tons.
The fig fruit, one of the shining products of recent years, is the province with the highest production in our country with a production rate of more than 190,000 tons. Respectively, İzmir, Bursa, and Mersin provinces took the top ranks. Aydın is the province where fig, known as the yellow lobe, grows in excellent taste and quality. Although attempts were made to cultivate the yellow lobe in other regions, the desired taste and aroma could not be achieved.
Did you know that the main production center of the fruit, which is the raw material of the famous Bursa Chestnut Candy, is Aydın? It ranks at the top with an annual production of more than 30,000 tons. It is respectively followed by İzmir, Bartın, and Kastamonu. The plant, which grows in the highest quality in the mountains of Aydın, has failed to establish a garden facility in the flat plains. It is essential to carry out correct studies and researches for the lands where breeding is planned.
In our country, which is one of the important export products and has one of the most preferred cherry varieties in the world, the most produced provinces with a tonnage between 50.000 and 70.000 tons are Konya, İzmir, Bursa, with a capacity of 30.000 to 50.000 tons, Manisa, Amasya, Isparta, and Afyonkarahisar follows.
Manisa follows the province with the highest cultivation of seedless grape (table or dried) with 1,450,000 tons and Denizli, İzmir, Mersin, and Gaziantep, respectively.
The province with the highest production of wine grapes is Denizli, with a capacity of more than 90,000 tons. Kilis, İzmir, Elazığ, Çanakkale, Nevşehir, Tekirdağ and Tokat come respectively.