It is stated that the agricultural frost that occurred in Malatya between the 23rd and 25th of March will not affect the yield.
Last year, 95 thousand and 350 tons of dried apricots were exported to 112 countries and 261 million 397 thousand dollars revenue obtained.
In Malatya this season yield expectation is high, but the latest agricultural frost has created a risk for apricot gardens below 1100 meters altitude level.
Authorities stated that: "Agricultural frost this year is not that serious to effect the apricot harvest in Malatya. Every year there are some parts which are affected by agricultural frost however this yield loss will not affect the whole crop quantity.”