In India, one can now find tomatoes that are costlier than apples. The price hovered around Rs60 (€0.75) per kg, somewhat higher than that of the golden variety of apple, which was being sold for Rs50 (€0.60) a kg at the Sector 26 vegetable market.
Market experts say the current price rise is going to last over a month. “By October-end, you will see the prices of vegetables crash,” said Gujjar. Wholesalers said had restaurants and hotels been doing good business, the prices would have been even higher.
However, the prices of some vegetables have come down in the last fortnight. French beans, selling at Rs80 a kg two weeks ago, are down to Rs40 a kg. The prices of bottle gourd and brinjal have fallen in recent days to Rs40 a kg.