At start of the season

Moldova: Wholesale raspberry prices lower than expected

The season of early raspberries has started in Moldova. The offer is small, most of raspberries are of the Novost Kuzmina and Rubin varieties grown in small farms in the central and northern regions. The quality is average: berries are of a good color, sweet enough, but rather small. Keeping quality and transportability of raspberries of these varieties is low, and the sales period is short – 3-4 days maximum. The demand price for the first batches of berries in the wholesale markets of Chisinau is 60-65 MDL/kg ($3.13-3.39/kg).

Growers say raspberry prices on the capital market are somewhat underestimated. However, the prices for raspberries for export to Poland announced by several traders caused the greatest dissatisfaction – 45 MDL/kg ($2.34/kg).


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