The new garlic season will be exported to overseas markets as early as June, and the harvest is currently underway. The quality of garlic in this season is generally higher than that of the previous season, and the proportion of garlic above 5.5 and 6.0 cm+ is high. Mr. Wang shared with the FRESHPLAZA the recent harvest of garlic and the expected export situation in the new season.
Mr. Wang first introduced the situation of the production area, "At present, Shandong garlic farmers are finishing the harvest and starting to dry. The recent dry weather will help the garlic to dry. This season, the size of garlic is relatively large, and the garlic above 5.5cm and 6.0cm accounts for than 60%-70%."
There are ten days before the harvest of garlic from Shandong origin will end. The first batch of new garlic will start exporting in early June. Garlic from Shandong origin is about ten days away from the end of the harvest. The first batch of new garlic will start exporting in early June.
"This season's garlic production is high, and there are about 1 million tons of old garlic in the market. Therefore, it is expected that the export price of garlic in the second half of the year should be lower than in previous years." Mr. Wang said.
When talking about the export expectations for new garlic, Mr. Wang said, "In terms of sea freight, the sea freight has been downward since March. Affected by the epidemic and the situation in Russia and Ukraine, the export competition environment for garlic this season is quite fierce."