Season’s first apples in Shimla market


imageShimla : The season’s first apples have started to trickle into Shimla’s fruit market at Dhalli here Friday.

These early varieties are reportedly fetching Rs 1200 a box from Karsog and Kotkhai lower heights.

Fruit arrival will pick up after mid July when delicious varieties will enter the markets .

Due to unfavourable weather conditions in spring the apple crop is expected to be lean this time .

Prices are likely to be better than last year ,say farmers and commission agents .