Grape prices almost doubled from last month due to lower supply in the wholesale market. Green grapes are priced at Rs 60 per kg to Rs 70 per kg compared to a month ago at Rs 30 per kg to Rs 40 per kg. “The prices of grapes (variety of capsules) have increased due to insufficient supply in the wholesale market,” said Anand Dongre, President of the Nagpur Fruit Dealers Association, Kalamna Wholesale Market. He added that per day on average about 2-3 trucks arrive at Kalamna wholesale market.
A month ago, around 10 to 12 trucks on average per day unloaded grapes at the market. The grapes mainly come from distant places like Sangli, Miraj, Kolhapur in western Maharashtra. Nashik’s grapes are mainly exported or destined for cellars.
The grape season is from February to April. The supplied grape is expected to finish by the first week of May. He said there is a good demand for grapes in the city. About 1-2 trucks are consumed in the city itself and the rest are supplied to Gondia, Bhandara, Wardha, Chhindwada, Bilsapur and many other places nearby. People mostly prefer green grapes in the form of a seedless capsule. Grapes that are black in color are of an imported variety and are priced higher.
[ Rs 100 = €1.10 ]