Market demand remain just about on par with 2019 levels before the pandemic hit, the commencement of school holidays could negatively impact this. Liftings of the earliest varieties continues this week; however, it will be few weeks before the first lifting of queens takes place in the south east. Stocks of premium quality packing material are tightening as we head into the month of June. Growers who are storing crop continue to be hammered by storage costs.
Most areas across Northern Europe have received 10 to 40mm over the last ten days and there were further showers yesterday. There is now less concern about early crop development and buyers are much more relaxed. Factory production remains at full capacity. Growers have shown more willingness to offer free buy this week and values have plateaued having reached their highest for the year last week.
In the U.K. sales of early crops are described as ‘slightly disappointing’ to date and irrigation continues in many areas.
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