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February 2020

Onions, Fruit Logistica 2020

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As we get further into the New Year, there seems to be a steady increase in the amount of both red and brown onions on the market. However, due to the adverse weather conditions while harvesting, not all stock is in the best condition. According to growers at the show, this is apparent not only in the UK but all over Europe.
Nevertheless, there are still decent stocks of good quality packing and processing onions becoming available, with those who harvested in dryer conditions benefiting the most.

Carrots – Fruit Logistica 2020

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After a very difficult season, with unprecedented amounts of rainfall, carrot stocks are reasonably stable. North West Europe has experienced some issues with store quality, although yields are generally performing well. However, any change in weather patterns could tip the balance in either direction. Many show goers will wait with anticipation as the unpredictable nature of the weather continues.

Brassicas – Fruit Logistica 2020 overview

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The European brassica needed to show its resilience after this year’s weather. Huge volumes of rain all across Europe caused trouble across the brassica market. In Spain broccoli growers had a particularly hard time due to the cold weather and storms, whereby in the UK and Netherlands rain was the main problem, hindering farms’ ability to get into the fields.
Availability for cabbages in Western Europe seems strong for now, however the affects of this years weather are catching up. Cauliflower and broccoli are a little more sensitive with many buyers having to look outside of the usual areas for reliable supply.