Although melon prices have increased by between 1 and 3 cents this week in the Spanish region of Castile-La Mancha, bringing them to between 10 and 25 cents per kilo, they remain well below those obtained last year. For example, the 2nd category melon is being sold for between 10 and 12 cents this week, while in the same week of 2018 the price oscillated between 25 and 30 cents. This represents a 60% drop in its price.
As for the 1st category melon, last year it was sold for between 35 and 40 cents, compared to the 14/17 cents recorded this week (-58.67%). Lastly, the extra was sold for between 45 and 50 cents per kilo, compared to the current 23/25 cents (-49.47%).
Meanwhile, watermelon prices range between 12 and 22 cents for seedless black watermelons and between 12 and 24 cents per kilo for white watermelons. These prices are at very similar levels to those of the previous year.