Carried onboard its passenger aircraft in temperature controlled belly cargo space at 2°C, Turkish Cargo transports the luscious Chester variety of Turkish blackberries to Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh and Hong Kong.
Growing in May, June, July and August in and around Batman, the major land for cultivation of blackberries across Turkey, this special variety of Blackberry is a special taste rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and aromas with a brix degree (a measurement of the liquid content of sugar) of 13.5.
Picked and packed before sunrise as it is a fragile product which is highly impacted by sunlight, blackberries are kept well-preserved in high-standard cold storages of Turkish Cargo, the carrier said.
Mehmet Sabit Ceylan, an exporter, said: “As part of the national development attempts; our mission is to ensure that the products, which can be cultivated in our region, are increased, and that the logistics and industrial infrastructure of them are created, and also that they are introduced to the international market.
“We currently achieve this mission with fresh fruits, frozen fruits, fruit juice concentrate and fruit juices produced by us. Standing out with its nutritional values rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, as well as its meaty structure and high-quality, these blackberries grow in our lands. We carry our rare blackberries, containing an intense sugar concentration and 20 shades of red, beyond our borders with Turkish Cargo,” Ceylan says.
“One of the most important factors to enable us to succeed as a country is the high-quality service offered by Turkish Cargo to make us venture into the international market. The speed and capacity offered by Turkish Cargo is a great opportunity for us, the exporters,” he adds.
By virtue of these opportunities, Turkish Cargo makes a significant contribution in respect of extended shelf life of the Turkish blackberry, as well as enabling it to reach new countries, the carrier adds.