With the approach of summer season and rising temperature the demand for seasonal fruits have increased to a great extent. According to the traders and wholesalers, demand for watermelons, oranges, musk melons and grapes are a must buy for most of the customers. With the soaring temperature in the atmosphere, the demand for juicy and water content fruits have increased to a great extent in the wholesale market. APMC fruit trader Vijay Dhobale informed that demand for fruits like water melon, musk melon, oranges, sweet lime and grapes have soared high with the rise in the heat in the atmosphere. As on 1st of April the maximum temperature recorded in Mumbai was 40.6 degree Celsius. With this people are more diverted towards having fruits and juices that contain more water levels. He also informed that due to global recession people have become more particular about their preferences. He also informed that Kiron, a variety of water melon is largely supplied in the city. Water melons are largely supplied from states like Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, whereas grapes and oranges largely cultivated within Maharashtra. With cameraperson Jai Dutta, Vrushali Chitre for NMTV News.
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