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Future tomato market in China not promising with warmer weather

A tomato grower expressed his concerns that tomatoes may rot in the ground when the weather gets warmer. We are currently in a tomato marketing window. The first season has entered its final stage, while the second crop has begun to ripen.

The grower said that tomatoes fruit twice a year. The first season is currently nearing its completion, but due to the current situation, most of the harvest can only be sold locally. The current weather is not yet very warm, so unsold tomatoes can still be stored, but with the ripening of the next crop, the unsold harvest may all rot.

In response, Yin Zuofeng, Secretary-General of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Produce Industry Alliance, said that the main problem at present is that supply has in general exceeded supply over recent years. This year, weak catering and group catering industries have not been able to drive supply from production areas. At the same time, “Logistics trucks are difficult to find, packaging plants have not yet been fully in business, and production areas lack supporting packaging and labor. "

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