Most cold storage units for Kashmiri apple have been booked in advance this year and there is no space available to accommodate more growers. Growers from various areas of Kashmir stated that there is a good demand for apples in different markets that are kept in cold storage units and that they have already booked space in advance in cold storage units so as to fetch good rates after March next year.

This year’s production is less as compared to the last few years, they said, adding, “Even the demand is good at present, and it becomes more in spring months. So, more and growers prefer to keep their part of the produce in cold storage units,” a grower from south Kashmir’s Shopian district said.