MELON/CEPEA: Year-end harvest is anticipated in São Francisco Valley

Prices are down in the region

By Ana Raquel Mendes and Marcela Barbieri
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MELON/CEPEA: Year-end harvest is anticipated in São Francisco ValleySee photos

Piracicaba, 18 – Because of rain the year-end melon harvest in São Francisco Valley (Pernambuco and Bahia states) started last week (December 10th to 14th), since small producers were afraid that moisture would affect fruit quality.

As a result, supply increased, pressuring prices down, especially in regional market. However, according to Hortifruti/Cepea collaborators, the biggest problem with this harvest anticipation is that melons will have short shelf-life and become more susceptible to diseases.

Source: hfbrasil.org.br

Tags: Cepea, harvest, HF Brasil, melon, price, quality, rain, São Francisco Valley (PE/BA)

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