A compatriot living in Turkey recently went to the market in the village of Mahmutlar (Alanya, Antalya province) in the evening to compile a complete list of prices for vegetables and fruits. In her material, she collected information about the prices of various products and shared them in the Zen channel.
According to her, the choice in the bazaar is huge, and it is impossible to cover it completely. Every year she makes a small survey of prices in the local market, and this time she decided to track whether the cost of vegetables and fruits will change before and after the presidential election. Due to expectations of a depreciation of the Turkish lira after the elections, prices may change significantly upwards.
Interestingly, the evening market in Turkey has its own characteristics compared to the morning one. Prices during the day can vary greatly for the same products. In the comments to previous articles, people shared their observations about prices, which can vary significantly. For example, one man bought cherry tomatoes for 80 rubles, while the author was able to find them for 32 rubles, and later they were generally sold for 20 rubles. for 1 kg.
“There is a belief that everything is freshest in the morning, and therefore people prefer to go in the morning. In many ways, this statement is true, especially during the hot months. But the bulk of the sellers bring their trucks with goods and place them in their trading places in the evening. So fresh vegetables and fruits spend the night there, in the bazaar – and some wander unsold from bazaar to bazaar. The same products that sell well are brought to the market during the day, including from refrigerators. So the chance to buy fresh in the evening is no less than early in the morning, ”the Russian woman specified.
The list of vegetables and fruits with prices is as follows:
- Potatoes< /em> — from 40 to 80 rubles/kg.
- Onion — about 40 rubles/kg.
- Carrot — 160 rubles/kg. The price of carrots has skyrocketed. Buying regular carrots for soup is more expensive than picking strawberries.
- Tomatoes. Tomato prices vary. For 60 rubles/kg, “plastic” fruits are available, which have a long shelf life. Garden tomatoes with delicate skin, excellent taste and aroma are also sold. The price tag for cherry tomatoes has dropped a bit.
- Beets: Almost everywhere the price of beets is from 100 rubles/kg. However, the blogger managed to find root crops from her grandmother for 40 rubles/kg.
- Cucumbers: Cucumbers cost 30 rubles/kg.
- Radishes. For a bunch of radishes, you will have to pay 40 rubles/kg. The bundle is small and consists of 5-6 root crops.
- Eggplant – about 20 rubles/kg.
- Pepper. Red pepper – about 120 rubles/kg, green – cheaper.
- Zucchini – 40 rubles/kg.
- String beans< /em> — 80 rubles/kg.
- Garlic —60 rub./kg. for three pieces and 240 rubles/kg. The author also said that she buys it more often in the supermarket, as it is cheaper there, but does not refuse the local fresh harvest, especially when she makes her adjika.
- Cabbage. A large fork of red cabbage costs 60 rubles, and a small fork costs 40 rubles.
- Corn: 60 rubles. a piece.
- Cauliflower. Now it is not the season for her, but in winter the author bought a lot of cabbage and cheaper. The current market price is 200 rubles/kg.
- Greens: Dill, parsley, mint, sorrel and others cost an average of 20-40 rubles. for a bunch. Cilantro and basil – 40-60 rubles. Head of lettuce — 40-60 rubles
- Oranges — 20-40 rubles/kg, Valencia variety – 60-80 rubles/kg. “The citrus season is in winter and spring, but now the fruits that have hung on the trees almost until summer are the most delicious,” the author shared.
- Peaches. Those that are larger – 160 rubles/kg. But there are also smaller ones — for 100 rubles/kg.
- Nectarines at the same price. Their time is just beginning.
- Green plum — 80 rubles/kg,
- Grapes. It is not the season for it in the republic now, so for now it is expensive – 600 rubles/kg.
- Bananas – 80-100 rubles/kg.
- Papaya. Different varieties – from 200 rubles. and more expensive.
- Kiwi. They are usually more expensive at the bazaar, but at the same time they are sold at 111.6 rubles/kg in local markets.
- Apricots. The season has just begun. 60-140 rubles/kg.
- Pineapples — 200 rubles/kg. per piece.
- Apples. On average, 60-80 rubles/kg. But by the closing date, you can find it for 40 rubles, and unpresentable ones that are suitable for compote, and even for 20 rubles.
- Watermelons – 60 rubles/kg. Prices will drop soon.
- Avocado. Avocado stores are cheaper now. Even in “Migros” and A101 special offer – 35.6 rubles. for 1 piece about the same size. And large ones at the bazaar – 180 rubles/kg.
- Cherry and cherries. So far there are few offers. 160 rub/kg
- Strawberry. 100-160 rubles/kg. Especially small ones and for jam were sold for 40 rubles.
- Melons – 80 rubles/kg. Small “collective farmers” at the sale can be found from 40 rubles. for a small but very sweet one.
- Coconuts local, from Mahmutlar — 160-200 rubles. per piece.
- Blueberries. The most expensive berry on the market. For comparison: in a supermarket it is 2 times cheaper.
- Exotic fruits, for example, kivano, 400 rubles/kg.
And this is what a Russian woman told about stale products . If earlier sellers did not dare to sell completely spoiled products, now everywhere you can see how rotting vegetables or fruits are sold at almost the same price as good fruits. And in places where the prices of a product that would be better written off are a little cheaper, there is a rush and queues, mainly from Turkish women who, due to gigantic inflation, are looking for ways to save money.
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