Housewife “stunned” with a watermelon costing more than 700,000 VND
Mar 14, 2022 06:15 GMT+7
Organic watermelons have a retail price of up to 125,000 VND/kg, so large ones cost more than 700,000 VND, even more than 1 million VND.
From the beginning of the year until now, the price of watermelon is often at a low level. Even in supermarkets, the price of watermelon is usually not more than 20,000 VND/kg, many times when the price is below 10,000 VND/kg.
Therefore, many people can’t help but be surprised to see watermelons, which are not imported goods, but the price is ten times higher.
Organic watermelons that meet US and EU standards are sold at an organic food store on Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street (District 3)
Thao Minh (living in Phu Nhuan district) said that because she was pregnant, she was very careful in choosing food. She bought a watermelon of more than 500,000 VND weighing more than 4 kg at a store specializing in organic foods. “Large melon, the whole family can eat it for 4 days. Although the price is high, organic products are very reassuring, melons have a sweet taste, much better than mass products” – Ms. Minh Nhan commented.
Reported by reporters at Organica store on Nguyen Dinh Chieu street (District 3), organic watermelon is listed at 125,000 VND/kg; The melons here are all large in size, so the price for each fruit is very high, the largest one costs more than 700,000 VND.
Close-up of organic watermelon costs more than 700,000 VND (left fruit)
The staff of this store said that organic watermelons are only available occasionally, this time the garden brought many large fruits, so some customers have to “buy together”, only when there are many people to buy whole fruits. This employee also revealed that last year the store imported an organic watermelon weighing more than 10 kg, priced at more than 1 million dong.
Organic watermelon is commented to have a sweet taste
A representative of the Organica retail chain said that watermelon products have been certified organic by the US and EU. The reason watermelon prices are high is because organic fruit is difficult to grow. In addition, the farming process does not use chemical fertilizers, so the product depends a lot on the weather, so the goods are uneven. In the near future, the gardens will grow small-sized melon varieties to suit today’s families.
Watermelon sold at a supermarket in Thu Duc City, original price is less than 20,000 VND/kg, promotion price of red watermelon 6,900 VND/kg
Organic watermelon is also a top-selling product of Everyday Organic (belonging to Nhat Thong Agriculture Co., Ltd), one of the brands that provides many international standard organic agricultural products today, despite the price. checkered”. The melons here have sizes from 1.5-1.6 kg / fruit, each fruit is 186,000 VND.
Mr. Pham Huu Thoi, General Director of Everyday Organic, said that watermelon is a new product that has only been grown for a few seasons, the output is still small.
“Despite the high selling price, the effect is not yet available because the production cost is very high. The number of customers who accept the price of such organic watermelon is not much, we are trying to reduce the price to 70,000 – 80,000 VND// kg so that more people can use organic products,” Thoi said.
According to employees
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