Already the majority of the growers endured losses due to the bumper crop. Last year, the average purchase market price of the honey grapefruit was 1.8 Yuan per 0.5 kilo. This year, by the end of September and early October, when grapefruit just entered the market, the average market price was 1.4 Yuan per 0.5 kilo. At that time a lot of grapefruit farmers were reluctant to sell, which they now regret.
In former years, the end of the honey grapefruit selling season was two weeks before Chinese New Year. But according to speculations, the selling season might continue for an extra month.
Source: Quanzhou Online - Quanzhou Evening News