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Week 8 Wholesale Fruit Market Report

The volume of Peruvian red grapes decreased, and Chilean black grapes are on the market

In the current imported fruit market, peaches, plums and grapes are the main categories. In terms of domestic fruits, blueberries, citrus and pineapples make up the bulk of the available produce. The arrival volume and price of fruit on the market are generally stable this week.

More varieties of peaches and plums imported from Chile have arrived. Among them, seaborne Chilean prunes are already on the market, mainly packaged in plastic frames, but the volume of arrivals is not large and the current taste is not as ideal. Therefore, Chilean prune, which is the main product in the market, is still mainly air cargo packed in cartons, featuring its quality and taste. There are many varieties of Chilean plums. Among them, the cherry plums that came to the market earlier are approaching the end of the period, and the number is gradually decreasing. At present, the most common varieties are Candy Red, Red Phoenix, and Emerald Candy. Because they are in the early stage of supply, the taste and arrival volume will gradually increase later. The arrival of Chilean nectarines has decreased in the past two days, and the price has increased by about 20%, which has a certain impact on sales.

Chilean Red Phoenix

Among the imported grapes, the arrival of Peruvian red grapes decreased significantly, and the price rose. Some merchants estimate that because the price of red grapes is lower than that of green grapes, some farmers in the production areas have switched to green grapes, which is the main reason for the decrease. Peruvian green grapes are mainly Sweet Globe. Some merchants said that the price of green grapes has risen a lot this year, which has affected sales. According to reports, the price of green grapes in the JJ class was about ¥260/box last year, and the price of J-class green grapes this year has exceeded ¥300/box. Now green grapes from southern Peru are on the market. Merchants say that although the taste is good, the high price affects the purchase. In addition, Chilean black grapes are already on the market. Merchants said that the price is also high, and the sales are not smooth.

Left: Vietnamese Ri6(Kan Yao) durian; Right: Imported grapes

In terms of imported durians, Thailand's Monthong and Vietnam's Ri6 durians are more common. Compared with the high price at the beginning of this month, the current durian price has gradually fallen back to a more normal level and remained stable. Currently, the quantity of durians arriving is not much. It is understood that the durians will arrive more in March, and the peak will be reached in April.

Left: Domestic pineapple; Right: Domestic blood orange

Domestically produced fruits are mostly citrus, including Chunjian, Lane Late navel oranges, and blood oranges. Merchants said that the sales are ideal. The “chocolate” orange produced in Hubei is a new variety launched this year, with a brown appearance. Merchants said that the new variety needs a period of time to promote, and it has not been able to sell in a big volume for the time being. In addition to citrus, Hainan's Golden Diamond pineapples and Winter Honey pineapples are also on sale. The Yellow Pitaya produced in Hainan is sold at a high price of domestic fruits. Some merchants said that this year, the number of merchants receiving and selling the Yellow Pitaya at the production area has greatly increased. Another popular domestic fruit is domestic blueberries. Some merchants said that high-quality domestic blueberries are more popular than imported blueberries, which are more suitable for the taste of the Chinese market. They are currently in the early season of production and the prices are higher.

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