Cherries have become a major player in the fruit wholesale market and new batches are constantly arriving. Currently, most of the varieties on sale are Lapins, with small fruits such as XL, J, and JJ-class being the main ones. The second most popular variety is Regina. Other varieties include Bing, Sweet heart, and Kordia. The selling price has been relatively stable in the past two weeks. For example, the 2.5KG package of Lapins JJ-class sold for about ￥160-170/piece this week, a decrease of ￥10/piece compared with last week, and the fluctuation is not big.
Merchants estimate that prices will not fluctuate significantly in the future, and some merchants said that although the recent prices have dropped significantly compared with before, they are still higher than the same period last year. At present, the overall trading atmosphere is ideal, with better sales in the first half of the week, slight price cuts for some cherries in the second half of the week, and sales of inferior fruits slowing down.
They also said that at present, buyers are only focusing on cherries, which slows down the sales of other fruits. In previous years, merchants would purchase cherries with other fruits, and the overall sales would go smoothly. However, so far this year, the boosting effect of cherries on other fruits has not been apparent.
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