Vegetable prices are still on the rise in Almeria, mainly due to the lower temperatures, which have caused a drop in production volumes. Long cucumbers, for example, have seen an increase of more than 0.30 Euro/kilo. Striped aubergine prices have also increased by 0.40 Euro and long aubergines have become 0.30 Euro/kilo more expensive.
Long cucumbers are being sold for 0.80 to 0.95 Euro per kilo. French cucumbers reach initial prices of 0.55 Euro and final auction sales at 0.40 Euro/kilo. Short black cucumbers oscillate between 0.75 and 0.90 Euro/kilo.
Green beans have also increased in price; the Strike reached an average price of 2.80 Euro/kilo, the Emerite registers an average of 2.30 Euro/kilo; Helda beans are sold for 1.40 to 2.25 Euro/kilo and Perona red beans reached an average of 2.50 Euro/kilo.
Courgette prices have fallen by around 0.20 Euro compared to the previous week. Fine courgettes stand between 1.50 and 1.70 Euro/kilo, while thick courgettes reach initial prices of 1.65 Euro/kilo and final auction sales at 1.50 Euro/kilo. Striped aubergines reach initial prices of 1.85 Euro/kilo and final sales at 1.70 Euro/kilo. Long aubergines oscillate between 1.40 and 1.60 Euro/kilo.
In many cases, tomatoes have seen their prices double compared to the beginning of the campaign. Red long life tomatoes are sold for 0.60 to 0.80 Euro/kilo; pear tomatoes stand at between 0.40 and 0.55 Euro/kilo and vine tomatoes reach initial prices of 0.64 Euro/kilo and final auction sales at 0.45 Euro/kilo.
Italian peppers are sold for between 0.60 and 0.77 Euro/kilo. Lamuyo green peppers reach initial prices of 0.67 Euro and final sales at 0.55 Euro/kilo. The red Lamuyo oscillates between 0.60 and 0.85 Euro/kilo. Yellow bell peppers reach between 0.58 and 0.72 Euro/kilo, while red bell peppers have initial prices of 0.75 Euro/kilo and final sales at 0.60 Euro/kilo and finally green bell peppers reach an average of 0.75 Euro/kilo.