THE SPANISH CULTIVATION CONTINUES TO SLOW DOWN | SUPPLY FROM MURCIA AT STANDSTILL
The weather this weekend was downright dramatic with real bad weather. Until Thursday it will remain rainy. Temperatures are and will remain very low until the end of the week. Cultivation logically suffers from this. Also in the south low temperatures but much less rain.
Aubergines and courgettes
Little supply and very high prices.
Supply is still reasonable, although this week with the rainfall the supply will immediately suffer.
Supply is very low and prices are extremely high. No change expected in the short term.
Supply has dropped to 20% of normal. Very little output.
After yesterday, production has also stopped completely today due to too much water on land. Therefore no supply of broccoli, iceberg lettuce, romana lettuce and cauliflower.
Calinda taste strawberries coming on a little bit. Quality and taste very good.
Production is very difficult at the moment because it is not possible to harvest in the early morning due to cold spots in the leaf. Therefore supply is limited.
Royal Gala the latest volumes. Only small sizes in 18 kilo boxes.
Granny Smith sufficiently available and of very good quality.
Golden Delicious are readily available and of good quality.
All other vegetables
Due to the cold all products are currently only available to a limited extent.
Weekly entry Salustiana pressing oranges in sizes 70-80-100 in good quality.
Tomatoes (Bunch winter cropped)
Normal production and supply. In the coming week, several growers will change their last crop of autumn bunches, so the total supply will be less in the coming weeks. Prices slightly rising.
Crops sufficiently available at competitive prices.
The demand for pears remains good. Prices have risen sharply in the first weeks of 2020. The supply of Lucas and Comice is decreasing. Due to the good quality and shelf life, all export markets are active.
Prices for apples have risen slightly due to declining quality and supply from Poland. As a result, there is more demand for Dutch fruit.
Supply stable. Sufficiently available with (slightly) rising prices.
Supply remains moderate. Lollo Rosso/Biondo sufficiently available.
Supply rettich large remains limited. Koolrabi is sufficient with the price still under pressure.
All colours (white/purple/orange/green) limited available.
Hayward available. Quality is fine.
Good supply. Packaging 3.8 kg net in size 7-8-9-10. Nice colour and with a high brix.
Weekly fresh arrivals in 5 kg packaging.
This week's first entry W. Murcott tangerines. 9 kg packaging, various sizes.
Availability and quality decreases somewhat. Prices continue to rise.
Supply fell sharply with rising prices.
Navels available in abundance. Season will run until early June. Valencia come in week 5/6.
Small production at the moment. This is sufficient for the normal programs but not yet promo volumes.
Supply of cherry tomatoes has more than halved. The same applies to the supply from Egypt and Senegal. Prices are rising rapidly.
First supply week 5/6. Packaging in jute bags of 15 kg in the sizes P-M-G.
Due to changeable weather, the tangerines have slowed down. The Nour / Nadarcott we expect week 5/6.
Nectarines and Peaches
Season's over, transition to Chile.
Sufficiently available certainly until week 18 after that also transition to Chile.
NORTH, MIDDLE AND SOUTH AMERICA
We are now in the final loading weeks and volumes are also decreasing in almost all varieties. The condition of the fruit remains as good as ever.
Costa Rica (SFG Dulce)
Provisionally limited supply of pineapple as previously reported. The sizing also remains for the most part in the medium sizes.
A lot of activity in the production areas, all growers are working towards the first shipments. We start this week with the loading of watermelons and yellow melons from Guanacaste and in the following weeks all other production areas will follow. As mentioned, good quality fruit is expected.
Pomelo, Golden pears and Chestnuts
Golden pears last entry at the end of January. Available until the end of February. Pomelo, chestnuts and ya pears end of season.
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