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Crop Report

22nd June - 6th July

Get the insights you need to plan more effectively and manage your menus with our latest fortnight report from the field, brought to you by our expert produce team.

Cauliflower

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We are seeing a changeover to summer crop for the next few weeks, which is having a slight impact to head sizes. Some pinking likely but supply and specifications are being closely monitored, with concessions in place.
Origin: UK

Butternut Squash

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Reduced volumes until the end of June as South African crop is replaced by European supply.
Origin: South Africa

Broccolli

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British crop has now replaced Spanish supply. The high UK temperatures have the potential to increase head sizes but there has been no impact so far. Our first British Tenderstem will be available from w/c 27th June.
Origin: UK, Spain

Lemons

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DEFRA container delays are impacting the supply of lemons into the UK. This has caused shortages into our supply chain, and we are continuing to monitor the situation alongside our suppliers in South Africa.
Origin: Spain, South Africa

Berries

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Issues surrounding raspberries have now eased and all British varieties are entering our supply chain in great quality. Strawberries and blackberries continue to be in good supply.
Origin: UK

Mushrooms

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‘Ginger blotch’ caused by contaminated compost is now an isolated issue and supply is beginning to improve, with a few shortages still being seen. Where possible, we are rejecting low quality produce before it enters our network.
Origin: UK, The Netherlands, Poland

Melons

Murcia supply was due to begin mid-late June, however, remains unavailable. Almerian supply is covering some of the gap. Watermelons and Galia are in better supply than honeydew and Canteloupe varieties. Melons available in stock are particularly large at present. Supply is expected to improve in the coming weeks.

 

Origin: Italy, Morocco, South America, Spain

Herbs

Chervil issues remain, tarragon is an alternative for recipes and parsley an alternative for garnish. We are continuing to monitor temperatures from intake. This has impacted basil across all our suppliers. Rejections for basil are commonplace and we are exploring alternative options to reduce crop damage from storage. Basil is typically susceptible to changes in temperature, particularly cool temps.

 

Origin: UK, Egypt, Italy, Morocco, Spain