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Watermelons are back in the city with the days getting hotter.

Published: 20th February 2014 08:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2014 08:41 AM   |  A+A-

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Watermelons are back in the city with the days getting hotter. There are heaps of melons in every street corner in the city, apart from shops selling the juice made out of the fruit. People crowding the shops and trying to beat the  heat with the juicy fruit is now a common sight.

While other fruit juices are priced at Rs 40 onwards per glass, a whole watermelon is available at just Rs 15 a kilogram. The melon juice is also on offer at an affordable price. Roadside vendors are ready with the reddish juice in white buckets for customers to quench their thirst.

For those who do not like the juice and want to have the fruit there are street shops selling watermelon in pieces.

“The summer season has already set in and we have brought watermelons from Tamil Nadu. The price now is Rs 15 a kg, but it may go up if there is a shortage in the coming days,” said Babu, a vendor at Poojappura.

“As severe summer approaches, the sales of watermelon too goes up,” he added.

The fruit is available in different sizes and weights. Even though the price for 1 kg of the fruit is Rs 15, a piece is available at Rs 5 and the juice is available at Rs 15 a glass. The melon variety which is dark green in colour has not yet made its arrival in the markets in bulk. It usually arrives here only by the end of February and the beginning of March. “As it is sweeter, the demand for it is higher as most people go for it,” said Unni, another vendor in the city.


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