In the mountain region of Mocorito, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, cucumber production is minimal. In addition, producers are obtaining low prices for their products.
Pedro Castro, the only cucumber producer in the Cerro Agudo syndicate, has an area of one and a half hectares. According to the farmer, producers must sell their product for a minimum price of five pesos per kilo to compensate for their costs. He also said that sometimes the price is well below what producing cucumbers costs, as it has even stood at one peso. Castro said this is the worst paid product in this area.
He stressed that despite the warm weather, the fruits develop with good size and good quality but that it still fails to reach export markets. The small area destined for its production means that the product is only distributed throughout the region.