Russian growers have started the peak sale of plums, analysts of the EastFruit project report. Despite the harvesting season starting on average a week later, the prices for the first plums this year are much lower than last year.
Today, growers are selling plums at 20-42 RUB/kg ($ 0.27-0.58/kg), depending on the variety and quality. This is almost 1.5 times cheaper than the first batches last year. For comparison, in the same period last year, the first batches of plums on the market were sold from 40 RUB/kg ($ 0.55/kg).
According to farmers, unlike other stone fruits, plums overwintered well, so their harvest will be slightly higher than a year ago. Another factor for such low plum prices at the very beginning of the season was the almost complete lack of demand in this segment. At the same time, the majority of growers do not lose hope that prices for plums will rise when the later Stenley plums start to go on the market. This variety is suitable not only for the fresh market, but also in good demand as prune.
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