The broken weather and cool evenings are ensuring there is still a strong potato trade. There is a slight increase in the farm gate price particularly in the wholesale and peeling markets.
The most recent IFA potato stock survey shows overall tonnage on a par with the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
The potato market remains buoyant notwithstanding that sales are slightly slower this week.
The potato trade continues to remain positive across all market outlets.
Sales of potatoes remain very strong across all market sectors with sales figures more similar to mid-winter than mid spring.