Lower Red Fuji sales over the last two years caused many Shandong farmers to phase out their gardens. Therefore, production decreased and now Red Fuji apples are in demand on the market. Some companies even began to compete to receive good Fuji apples.
The price of Red Fuji apples remains high, which creates an interesting situation in Shandong production areas: if the farmers can't reach an agreement with buyers during the bargaining process, they prefer to decline offers without further negotiations and keep the apples. This behaviour will lead to the situation where while the number of ground fruits reduced, price of Red Fuji apples will remain high throughout the year.
Source: Village Voice Sannong China