Abundant supply of early cherries likely to start declining in coming days

Moldovan cherry prices keep dropping

Over the past weekend, sellers in the wholesale and retail markets of Chisinau offered small wholesale cherries of average quality at 5-7 MDL/kg ($0.26-0.36/kg). Retail prices for the best cherries (optimal ripeness, no defects, +26 mm caliber) were not higher than 20-25 MDL/kg ($1.04-1.30/kg). At the same time, the average price for high-quality cherries for export decreased from an average of 25 to 23 MDL/kg ($1.20/kg) last week.

Analysts earlier suggested that by the 20th June, the prices for cherries in Moldova would reach the “seasonal bottom”. The abundant supply of early cherries is likely to start declining in the coming days. In many orchards, early cherries have already ripened, and farmers offer people to come to the farms “and collect fruits for themselves for free – as much as they need.”

At the same time, according to the operators of the fruit market of Moldova, cherries of late, mainly export varieties – “Cordia”, “Regina”, “Skina”, etc., have not yet ripened in many horticultural enterprises, even in the southern zone of the country. In some intensive orchards in the south of Moldova, harvesting will begin only at the end of this week. However, the harvesting campaign there will start under relatively good weather conditions, and no rain is forecasted. Product quality is generally good.

Source: east-fruit.com

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