Increasing costs of pineapple have introduced the hopes of steady returns for the farming neighborhood this harvest year immediately after two consecutive years of distress.
“Since January, we are obtaining superior costs with farm gate cost of GI-tagged Vazhakulam pineapple special quality fetching ₹29 for every kg and the ordinary environmentally friendly assortment ₹26. Ripe fruits command ₹30. Retail costs have also doubled from the farm gate stage,” Newborn John, president, Pineapple Growers Affiliation Keralam, explained to BusinessLine.
He attributed the northward cost motion to a fifteen for every cent fall in manufacturing from final year’s determine of four