June is the season for peaches to ripen. With the successive harvest of peaches in various places, the peach varieties currently on the market include wild peach, honey peach, nectarine, yellow peach, and flat peach. Because the peach marketing period is relatively concentrated, the transaction volume has gradually increased. At this time of year, Jiaxing Fruit Market gathers peaches at a designated area for on-site trading. According to statistics, from June 1st to June 17th, the total transaction volume of peaches in Jiaxing Fruit Market increased by 19.40% year-on-year, and the transaction volume increased by 68.04% year-on-year. The average price was 10.03 RMB/kg, a year-on-year increase of 40.74%.
The main reason for the year-on-year increase in peach prices this year: In terms of yield, the yield of peaches this year is lower than last year. When peaches bloom in some producing areas this year, many flowers are not pollinated due to continuous rainy days. In addition, after the market resumes operations, consumers have a large demand for fruits, and the prices of all kinds of fruits are rising. Due to the tightening of pandemic prevention and control policies, labor and transportation costs have risen.
In late May, local peaches in Jiaxing also came on the market one after another, including honey peaches from Fengqiao, yellow peaches from Jiashan and nectarines from Xinchang. In recent years, honey peaches from Fengqiao have long been famous, and their quality has been continuously improved. Therefore, although they have just been harvested and put on the market, they have attracted customers from the surrounding areas of Jiaxing to buy. According to statistics, the average price of the local honey peach is 19.44 RMB/kg, up 30.54% year-on-year; the average price of the local yellow peach is 18.17 RMB/kg, up 22.85% year-on-year; the average price of the local nectarine is 6.89 RMB/kg, up 41.40% year-on-year.
The packaging of peaches in the market is mainly based on plastic boxes and foam boxes. Among them, the plastic boxes are mainly for wild peaches and nectarines, and the foam boxes are mainly for honey peaches. In addition, most of the better-quality peaches are packaged in gift boxes, which are competitive in the market. The general price is 30 RMB per box, and each box is about 2kg.
Source: Jiaxing Fruit Market