Red apple price
Urmia red apple has the first rank in production and area under apple tree cultivation. The Red apple price for export will be different from the price of domestic apple due to the quality and observance of packaging rules and standards.
West Azerbaijan province is ranked third in the country in terms of production of knowledge-based horticultural products and seventh in terms of area under cultivation.
Urmia city with 23150 hectares is the first area under apple cultivation in the province
By using local experiences and knowledge along with research and technology findings, the production of Urmia red apple can be increased.
Urmia city with 23150 hectares is the first area under apple cultivation in the province.
Apple harvest season
Harvesting of Urmia red apples in autumn will usually start from the end of September and will last until the end of October; At present, about 30 to 35% of the province’s apple production is consumed annually in factories and processing and concentrate industries.
In the apple harvest season, due to the high volume of apple production in Urmia, the domestic market does not respond to this volume of production.
Apples need a lot of water and its cost has been announced as high for the national economy.
Market problem The biggest and most fundamental problem of farmers in the region has been expressed after the apple harvest season in Urmia.
Rainfall is a natural factor that causes the apple tree not to reach the harvest season and is considered the so-called sub-apple tree.
Sorting and packing apples
After separating and sorting the product, about 30% of the products are used for conversion, concentrate and juice industries, the rest is sent for export and other consumer markets; 50 to 60% of the country’s juice is produced by this province.
Bulk export and improper packaging of Urmia red apple shipments has caused the loss of a part of the target market in recent years and has also affected the Red apple price.
Large fruit exporting countries such as Turkey try to help develop their export market by offering their products in proper packaging.
This can be seen in the Qatari market, where Turkish exporters had the right product packaging.
The use of refrigerated trucks Refrigerated vessels quickly covered a large part of the Qatari market.
Red apple price
The low selling Red apple price in relation to its production costs, the uncertainty of the export market of the product and the low financial capacity of gardeners, as well as the fall before the harvest are among the factors that discourage gardeners.
By replacing the old irrigation systems with the new drip irrigation systems, production costs can be reduced and the balance of prices and profits can be established.
Each 100-gram apple tree needs at least 70 liters of water, and if we consider the price of water to be 1,200 to 1,500, the cost price of the product will be high.
The purchase of apples under the tree at a price of 50 to 60 tons by rural cooperatives has increased the motivation to collect it and prepare concentrate, and has affected the Red apple price.
Improving the quality of packaging, providing export incentives and allocating transportation subsidies for red apples in Urmia were important in increasing the Red apple price.