Orcharding and Food Industry


Since Elazığ has positive ecological conditions, it has a great potential in terms of growing fruits and vegetables.

Especially in Elazığ which is prominent with growing grapes, apricots, strawberries and mulberries, products such as Öküzgözü and Boğazkere grapes and Baskil Apricot have a worldwide reputation. The Öküzgözü grape, which is unique to Elazığ, has been given the "Geographical Indication" registration by the Turkish Patent Institute.

The potential of water resources in Elazığ is quite advantageous. Elazığ has various advantages for orcharding and food industry as follows.

  • To find places where vegetable production can be done in 700-1500 m elevation
  • Minimum level of problems in pollution in agricultural land, salting etc.
  • Strong transportation system and marketing convenience