Strawberry dominates the fruit market

In the past few years, the price of strawberries has generally stayed at 30 to 40 yuan/kg, while the price could reach 60 yuan/kg during the Spring Festival. The price in the rural market has also reached 50 yuan/kg, and in some areas, it has risen to more than 60 yuan/kg. For example, in Dandong, the price of strawberries is as high as 120 yuan/kg, and it increased by more than one time. This also makes many people marvel. The price of imported strawberries is relatively higher, and the price of one piece could reach 12 yuan. Many people were amazed that they could not afford it.

Compared to last year, the price of strawberries is much higher this year, and there is actually a reason why the price is so high. In the summer and autumn of 2021, there was heavy rain in many parts of China, and this affected the production of strawberries. The season was delayed, and there were more infected and dead seedlings because of the humidity after the rain.

Even if the plants bore fruit, about 15% of the strawberries started to rot after growing to the size of dates due to the humidity. This has affected many farmers' production. Although the planting area of strawberries in China is not small, the price of strawberries is higher before the Spring Festival due to the delay of the season, reduced volume, and increased cost. 

It is reported that the volume of strawberries on the market may be about 50% lower than in previous years in the Yangtze River Delta region. In Shanghai, the retail price of strawberries is reaching the highest in 3 years, and it could be 140-160 yuan/kg for good quality products. In Xinfadi wholesale market, the wholesale price of Jiujiu strawberries is as high as 42 yuan/kg, which is about 30% more expensive than the same period last year, and the market price is still relatively high.

Source: Huinong Quanquan

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