Pineapple farmers upbeat over rising prices

Date & Time: 2020-02-24 10:52:23

Rising prices of pineapple have brought the hopes of stable returns for the farming community this harvest season after two consecutive years of distress. “Since January, we are getting better prices with farm gate price of GI-tagged Vazhakulam pineapple special grade fetching ?29 per kg and the normal green variety ?26. Ripe fruits command ?30. Retail prices have also doubled from the farm gate level,” Baby John, president, Pineapple Growers Association Keralam, told BusinessLine.