Italy: At the Sicilian Vittoria market, bell peppers are selling the best

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Published May 23, 2023

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The trend for the main references at the Vittoria Fruit and Vegetable Market marks a slight but gradual decline in prices. Prices have been declining for about ten days now, but without discouraging the operators excessively because we have to consider that we are in mid to late May. A more detailed explanation of what is happening has been provided by Giorgio Puccia, an experienced fruit and vegetable commissioner.

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Giorgio Puccia "We are now at a time of the year when prices are usually low on average, if not very low, for all references regardless," said Puccia, "So if quotations are not as high as they have been until recently, you have to get over it. Even if prices are still quite satisfactory for tomatoes, the reference that stands out above all is the bell pepper, with quotations ranging from 2.50 to 2.80 €/kg for the yellow crop and 2.00 to 2.40 €/kg for the red one. We are, of course, talking about the 1/3-long bell pepper type, which is mostly sought after by the domestic market. Other types of this vegetable are not produced here, except for the cornetto and some others but for less important volumes, the bell pepper (square bell pepper) grown in Spain for the Netherlands, Great Britain, and elsewhere is certainly not produced in Sicily." "It is a downward trend for tomatoes," explained Puccia, "with all segments experiencing a slow but inexorable decline for the past couple of ...
Source: Hortidaily
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