Since one month ago, apples, oranges, and pomegranates from cold storage have been arriving at the mandi. Nonetheless, their prices have not increased by a large amount. On February 20, apples were sold in the wholesale market for 60 to 110 rupees per kilogram, and pomegranates were offered for 35 to 70 rupees per kilogram.
The festival of Navratri began on Wednesday. The court of Mother has been prepared in temples and houses. Furthermore, Ramadan is close. In this circumstance, the fruit and vegetable market has heated up. Moreover, retailers have begun to take advantage of this.
Enough arrivals are forthcoming. Among the primary fruits, apples, pomegranates, and oranges are not in season. They are coming from cold storage for this reason. Unfortunately, the costs for these fruits are far greater than normal.
By taking advantage of Navratri and Ramzan, retailers are doubling or tripling their profit margins. On the wholesale market, Kashmir apples are priced between 80 and 130 rupees per kilogram, while the retail price ranges from 140 to 240 rupees per kilogram. Profitability is maximized on pomegranate.
Rupees are kilogram. On the retail market, it is offered for between 120 and 180 rupees a kilogram. Comparatively, on grapes, oranges, papaya, watermelon, melon, and mangoes, retailers make twice to two-and-a-half times as much profit as wholesalers.
Pricing rose from Rs 5 to Rs 10 during the past month.
Since one month ago, apples, oranges, and pomegranates from cold storage have been arriving at the mandi. Nonetheless, their prices have not increased by a large amount. On February 20, apples were sold in the wholesale market for 60 to 110 rupees per kilogram, and pomegranates were offered for 35 to 70 rupees per kilogram. Both fruits were just 5 to 10 rupees less expensive than the going rate.
The widespread appeal of regional strawberries and dragon fruit:
Before, strawberries and dragon fruits are grown in the highlands were sold at exorbitant rates in this city, but nowadays they are popular in the wholesale and retail sectors. They are being sold at extremely low costs on the market. At the market, each box of strawberries from Pipraich in the district costs Rs 25 and each dragon fruit costs Rs 25 per unit. Before, their price ranged between 80 and Rs.
Bananas 50 to 60 rupees per dozen
These days, the supply of bananas on the market is reducing. Bananas, which are normally sold for between 10 and 20 rupees a dozen, are now being offered for between 50 and 60 rupees per dozen. In the retail market, however, it is offered for between sixty and ninety rupees a dozen.
Roshni, a resident of Arya Nagar, stated that fruits are offered inexpensively on regular days, but costs rise as the holidays approach. During Navratras in particular, fruit prices increase.
According to Alka, a resident of Asuran Chowk, the fruit is utilized in worship. On Navratri, fruits are very significant.
Shailendra Kushwaha, a fruit wholesaler, stated that the weather has had no substantial impact on the market. The price per kilogram of fruit has climbed by a maximum of Rs 5 during the past several days. The pricing of fruits have not increased because of Navratri.
According to fruit wholesaler Rajendra Sonkar, there is an adequate supply of fruits on the wholesale market. Due to Navratri, fruit demand is strong, but not to the point where there is a scarcity. Seasonal fruits are being sold at a steep discount.
According to wholesale fruit vendor Ram Milan, fruits are accessible in sealed boxes on the retail market. After bringing the fruits from the market, they are sorted and categorized by quality. Just 70 percent of the content is correct after sorting.
Thus, their prices are likewise rather expensive. The fruits in season are inexpensive. Fruit costs have also increased as a result of Navratri and Ramzan.
Fruit Price Wholesale Pricing Retail (per kg)
- Apple 80-130, 140-250
- Pomegranate 40-80, 120-180
- Orange 60-70, 100-120
- Grapes 35-50, 60-100
- Papaya 25-30, 50-60
- Watermelon 16-18, 35-40
- Melon 28-30, 80-120
- Mango 120-200, 200-400