The price of tomatoes is soaring. The price of tomatoes is set to rise to per kilogram NIS 16 tomorrow, after they were sold for as much as NIS 13 per kilogram last week.
The high price of tomatoes is due to a shortage at the end of the growing season. All ripe tomatoes have been sold, and the new harvest is not yet ready. Vegetables Growers Association secretary Meir Yifrach believes that the shortage will last a month.
Yifrach said that last year was a difficult year for growers and that they reduced their crops.
A shortage of green peppers is set to cause a steep rise in their price too.