The current asking price per pound in meat shops and butcher stalls at this time is $180. However, if you are shopping in supermarkets or delicatessen establishments, you will be required to pay $380 per pound.
The price has increased substantially. If you are shopping for the red-topped variety in May Pen, the asking price will be $260 per pound, while the white-top variety may cost $150 per pound.
Cheaper outlets in downtown Kingston will ask for $100 per pound.
The price for Irish potato has also increased. The May Pen Market is asking $120 per pound. This holds true for Montego Bay's Charles Gordon Market.
Cheaper outlets in downtown Kingston can ask for prices ranging between $70 and $80 per pound.
Negro yam is easy to come by at this time. The current asking price in most rural retail markets is $100 per pound.
Less-expensive outlets in downtown Kingston will this week ask $60 per pound.
The cost for sweet pepper is almost sky high this week. The current asking price in most rural retail markets is $230 per pound.