Fruit and vegetable price trends in Italy as of May 20th

Published May 21, 2024

Tridge summary

The article provides an overview of the current seasonal fruit and vegetable market in Italy, as of May 2024, highlighting the status of various campaigns such as apricot, cherry, nectarine, watermelon, peach, tomato, and melon. It notes that cherry prices are high due to low production and poor quality from rain, while tomato prices are dropping due to increased quantity. The market's response to these changes is detailed, with factors like consumer interest, weather impacts, and the inclusion of other production areas contributing to the market dynamics. Additionally, the article mentions the effect of an agreement with the Borsa Merci Telematica Italiana and Italmercati on tracking fruit and vegetable prices across major Italian markets.
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Original content

Various seasonal fruit productions underway. The apricot and cherry campaign has started, the latter with high prices. The sale of Italian nectarines and national watermelon has also begun. Demand for melons is struggling to take off. For peaches, the yellow-fleshed varieties and the first Percoche and Platicarpa are on the market. Tomato prices are dropping sharply. Thanks to the agreement with the Borsa Merci Telematica Italiana (Bmti) and Italmercati we are publishing the survey of fruit and vegetable prices at the wholesale markets as of 20 May 2024. Below is a summary of the main types of fruit and vegetables on the market. In the downloadable pdf you will find the details of the graphs and the findings on the main Italian markets: Milan, Bologna, Padua and Rome. The new apricot campaign has begun, both Italian and Spanish. Prices are rapidly losing ground due to little interest from consumers. Quality level still low due to the uncertain climate and heavy rains that are ...
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