All set for a promising Turkish lemon season!
With all the safety and health measures necessary to face the re-outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the expectations for this season are very positive.
For some years, Turkey has established internationally as a renowned exporter of lemons. Its season starts in September and lasts until March. Then the Turkish lemon supply is supported by “Yatak” lemons preserved naturally in the caves of Capadoccia.
The three most popular varieties of Turkish lemons are Meyer, Interdonato, and Lamas, all of excellent quality and aroma. Although this year the weather conditions affected the supply of the Interdonato generating a significant drop in production. That is why a lower offer in volume is expected but with excellent quality and performance similar to last year.
“In a year crossed by the pandemic, we believe that the world will continue to consume lemon and other citrus fruits to stimulate the immune system since they are a natural source of Vitamin C,” says Alejandro Moralejo, CEO of Salix Fruits.
“Beyond the European Union, Russia and the Middle East, which are our main markets, we expect great demand from the Far East and North America”, concludes Juan Martin Gonzalez Pita, Founder of Salix.
Salix is a global import-export company of fresh fruit, an American Company based in Atlanta. It also has offices in Philadelphia, Chicago, South Africa and Argentina. The firm has more than 15 years of experience in the fresh fruit business. Recently added a new business unit, processed foods.
Salix has a wide portfolio of over 25 produce items, but focuses on apples, lemons, oranges, tangerines, pears and grapes. The company works with more than 80 loyal growers in 18 countries, and 400 customers in 57 countries.
Salix was founded in 2013 by Juan González Pita and Luis Elortondo.