Striped "vitamins" to rise in price

21 July 2012 15:08  17017159 017651
Striped "vitamins" to rise in price

Only for the last week the wholesale price of watermelons has jumped by 20%. Uncharacteristic for Ukraine prolonged heat and drought have forced many households sow late kinds of the berry for the second time.

As experts predict, due to the fact that weather conditions will have a negative impact on the ripening of late sorts of watermelon, the August price for it may exceed last year's figures by  20%, according to UBR.

The demand for watermelon will reach maximum level in the middle of the next month, and supply decrease may trigger a price jump.