Huge amounts of pineapples have arrived in the Vizianagaram District from the Seethammapeta Agency area in Parvathipuram district, as the production was very high this year. The prices are low; the price for three average size pineapples is Rs 50. Pineapple is a seasonal fruit which grows only in Agency areas and has high demand in plain areas including cities.
Pineapples are being cultivated in 9,000 hectares in north Andhra districts. Middle men and whole sale traders are purchasing fruits at the cost of Rs 10 each and selling in retail market at Rs 15-20 each fruit.
[ Rs100 = €1.20 ]