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“A month ago they were also afraid that there would be no strawberries or cherries”: Should we expect problems with watermelons this season?

Date: July 17, 2024 Time: 16:24:28

If you want watermelons with the most appropriate quality/price ratio, don’t rush, wait until August

Photo: Andrey ABRAMOV. Go to Photobank KP

Watermelons and melons will rise in price by at least 15% this season: Telegram channels have been scaring since the morning with reference to the forecasts of anonymous experts and one of the Rostov farmers. The reason is the drought in the south of the country, which can ruin part of the harvest.

Several southern regions are suffering greatly due to heat and drought. The Rostov region was especially unlucky. At the beginning of May there were severe frosts there. And now the state of emergency has been reintroduced: due to dry soil, it has not rained in the region for more than two months.

Let’s sympathize with our breadwinners, the farmers, but let’s return to the future prices of watermelons and melons. There are some inconsistencies between horror stories about the looming melon disaster and official reports on natural disasters. In particular, in the Astrakhan region, which most people mainly associate with watermelons, the weather seems to be more or less disaster-free. Why then should they rise sharply in price?

-We have melons and pumpkins mainly in the Astrakhan and Rostov, Stavropol and Krasnodar regions. To say with confidence that watermelons and melons will rise so much in price due to the drought, it is necessary to at least know which areas they are in and to what extent they were affected in all these regions. I haven’t seen such specific information today. So far, all analyzes are at the level of “oh, we suffer and we will raise prices,” Anatoly Tikhonov, director of the Center for International Agribusiness and Food Security at the Russian Academy of National Economy (RANEPA), told KP. . – A month ago everyone kept saying that because of the frost there would be no cherries, there would be no cherries, there would be no strawberries. Prices have skyrocketed. But in the end we now have all the berries in season. The price of strawberries has already dropped from 600 to 800 rubles to 400 rubles. Apparently the same goes for melons. This is how someone prepares for the start of the season. Watermelons and melons (greenhouse or imported – Ed.) are now on sale and offered in cafes and restaurants. And of course, prices may be sky-high now, as they always are this time of year. If you want watermelons with the most appropriate quality/price ratio, don’t rush, wait until August.

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Puck Henry
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