The Mid-Autumn Festival is coming, and it is switching time for the summer and autumn fruits. The fruits mainly on sale in the market are prunes, peaches, and sunshine rose grapes, etc. The volume of pomegranates is also increasing, and it has reached the peak season of pomegranate listing. In recent years, seedless and soft-seed pomegranates have undoubtedly become the most popular fruits in the pomegranate market.
China is a large producer of pomegranates, but also a large consumer. Because of the wide adaptability of pomegranates, the domestic planting area of this fruit is growing day by day. The pomegranate production area is widespread across Henan, Anhui, Shandong, Jiangxi, Yunnan, and Hunan.
The market mainly works on Tunisian soft-seed pomegranates now, and most of them are produced in Huili, Sichuan. The soft-seed pomegranates ripen early and are picked around August 20th each year, with a supply period lasting until late October. The fruit from Yunnan comes next, which also began to be selected and listed at the end of August. The fruit from Henan needs to wait until mid-to-late September.
Nowadays, there are fewer and fewer traditional pomegranates on the market, as they are being replaced by soft-seed pomegranates. In general, the traditional hard-seed pomegranate ripens in September-October. In contrast, the soft-seed pomegranate ripens in late August-September, just before the Mid-Autumn Festival of this year. The price of soft-seed pomegranates continued to rise over the last two days. It is expected to fall back after the Mid-Autumn Festival, causing a lot of pressure on the pomegranate market in the later stage.
Source: Fresh Legends