The first national tomatoes cultivated in open air from plantlets will start to be sold at markets in Moldova at the end of June. The tomatoes grown from seeds will be put on sale at the end of July, tomato producer from Drochia district Tudor Darie has told IPN.
As to the quality, Tudor Darie said the quality of tomatoes where irrigation systems are used will be higher. The selling prices will be regulated by the supply-demand mechanism, but will also depend on the people’s purchasing power that is now low.
“The shops that sell tomatoes buy small quantities from the national producers for diversifying the assortment only. The stores prefer imported tomatoes that cost less owing to the advanced technologies used in cultivation, variety of sorts and the climate that enables to sell tomatoes outside season as well,” stated the producer from Drochia.