According to the trader the prices of all varieties of cabbage are low at the moment. "Last week the prices at the auctions were never above 20 cents per red or white cabbage and under 25 cents per green cabbage on average. The prices have not changed today, so back to under 20 cents for the cabbages over 2.5 kilos. At the moment there is a good and constant demand for cabbage, but we do notice that we are needing some colder weather to get the prices up."
Demand for smaller cabbages
Guy sees various development in the cabbage market. "Over the course of the years we can see that there is increasing demand for smaller cabbages. We used to primarily sell six cabbages at a weight of around 2.5 kilos, but now our customers are demanding 1.5 kg to 2.0 kg cabbages. We can also see smaller cabbages being offered in the supermarkets as opposed to the large heavy cabbages of 2.5 kg or more. The families are becoming smaller, and it is a lot easier to cut up a small cabbage," he explains.