Samandag, Hatay, a city located in the south of Turkey, has started to export Satsuma mandarins.
Producers grow mandarins in an area of 2500 hectares. Farmers start the day early to harvest Satsuma mandarins that are seedless and have thin peel. This year, due to weather conditions productivity is high.
Samandag Chamber of Agriculture's Chairman Selim Kamaci said: "Samandag mandarins are not only popular in Turkey but also abroad. We export mandarins to Russia, Romania and Iraq."
Chairman Kamaci stated that they also try to create added value to their products and continued: "We think about new ways in which we can create added value to mandarins, but also other products such as olives, olive oil and parsley. We suggest to our producers that instead of selling their products fresh, they can create new products."