Fri | Sep 22, 2017

Market List

Published:Thursday | September 3, 2015 | 9:00 AM
File Green and red sweet peppers ready for export.
1
2
3

Sweet peppers

Sweet peppers are on fair offer these days in most markets. The asking price for a pound of the vegetable can range from $80 to $90 in most markets.

Less expensive outlets in downtown Kingston will ask as little as $50 this week for a pound of sweet peppers.

Yellow yam

The asking price for a pound of the staple in most retail outlets is in $100 to $120 per pound.

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are on fair offer these days in most rural markets.

May Pen and Spanish Town will quote prices of $60 to $70 for a pound of the tuber and so will Montego Bay Charles Gordon Market.

Less costly outlets in downtown Kingston can ask as little as $40 this week for a pound of sweet potato.

Ripe plantain

Ripe plantains are neither in abundance nor cheap these days in any rural retail market.

A small finger will go at $50 each, while the larger can fetch as much as $80.

These prices apply to most rural retail markets and Montego Bay's Charles Gordon Market as well.

Pak choi

If pak choi happens to be your favourite vegetable, you should be able to pick up supplies at this time in most markets. The asking price for a bundle of the vegetable is $50 in most outlets. Montego Bay Charles Gordon Market will have a price range between $50 and $60 per bundle.