In 2019, peach prices in Yuncheng, Shanxi Province, have dropped precipitously. Farmers complained that the purchase price from traders was generally low, and became lower each day. The peaches from Yuncheng hit the market this year at a high price, but the price has been dropping very fast. Most of the traders are already losing money when trucks loaded with peaches are still on their way to the market.
This year, Yuncheng is, in general, experiencing an on-year. Moreover, the number of varieties available is big, and the planting area is large. For peaches of the same variety from the same area, towns 20 to 30 kilometers apart have a gap of one week to ten days between their harvest periods. Therefore, there is a difference in the sales price between the first harvests and the second harvests, resulting in confusion in prices. Moreover, peaches of different varieties become ripe one variety after another - one variety becomes available even before the other leaves the market.
Source: Green Fruit Net