Duncan’s Latest Crop Report – August 2017

1st August 2017

Now we are entering the main growing season, Isle of Wight Tomatoes are be available in a huge range, customers really will be able to Taste the Difference, Isle of Wight potatoes are now in season as are local cucumbers and a limited supply of local courgettes. We expect local cauliflowers, broccoli very soon.

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Duncan’s Latest Crop Report – May 2016

16th June 2016

The switch to Northern European salads and produce has now occurred, we are sourcing our salads mainly from the New Forest, the first of the English broccoli has now appeared, albeit later than usual. We expect local Isle of Wight courgettes towards the end of June or beginning of July along with local fine beans, local summer rhubarb is now available.

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Duncan’s Latest Crop Report – March 2016

14th March 2016

The move from Mediterranean produce to both UK and Dutch is beginning to happen, as the produce moves away from the Mediterranean so prices should become easier due to the lower transportation costs. We expect New Forest strawberries within the next couple of weeks which will be followed around the 17th April by Isle of Wight asparagus. Locally the Isle of Wight tomato season is just starting, volumes and varieties are limited initially but with each passing week volumes and variety availability will increase.

The New Forest lettuce heads will start in late May and around the same time Isle of Wight summer cauliflowers should start. We should also have Isle of Wight fine beans during the Summer.

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Duncan’s Latest Crop Report – November 2015

9th November 2015

As we move to winter time local brassicas and cabbages are now available at the same time local strawberries, lettuce ad salads are all drawing to a close.

We will be switching to Spanish and other Mediterranean countries in the main for salads, peppers and cucumbers.

Local tomatoes are beginning to come to an end, there will be some limited availability of local though this will be confined to just a couple of lines.

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Duncan’s Latest Crop Report – September 2015

26th August 2015

Local lettuce, gourmet baby leaf and Rocket are in in full swing which we collect daily on the mainland from the growers, along with New Forest strawberries and mushrooms.

The new potato season is in full swing with the early crop soon to finish but the transition into main crop should be seamless.

Brassicas have stuttered due to the weather changes and UK the cauliflowers especially have stuttered as the weather has been so changeable.

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Duncan’s Latest Crop Report – August 2015

30 July 2015

Local lettuce, gourmet baby leaf and Rocket are in in full swing which we collect daily on the mainland from the growers, along with New Forest strawberries and mushrooms.

The new potato season is in full swing with early crops approaching their peak, sizes are a little small for chipping varieties but as each day passes the sizes are improving so we are almost there size wise.

Brassicas have stuttered due to the weather changes and UK broccoli and cauliflowers will be tight in supply until the end of July, prices will therefore remain firm for this period.

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Duncan’s Latest Crop Report – April 2015

14 April 2015

The appearance of forced rhubarb recently marked the beginning of Spring, now the outdoor rhubarb is imminent which confirms the start of Spring.

On the Isle of Wight some Winter crops have finished such as Kale, Cavlo Nero and Leeks. On the flip side the Cauliflowers which had been smaller than usual have now grown much larger in the mild temperatures which along with Isle of Wight Savoy Cabbage are at their best..

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Duncan’s Latest Crop Report – March 2015

25 March 2015

The appearance of forced rhubarb recently marked the beginning of Spring, now the outdoor rhubarb is imminent which confirms the start of Spring.

On the Isle of Wight some Winter crops have finished such as Kale, Cavlo Nero and Leeks. On the flip side the Cauliflowers which had been smaller than usual have now grown much larger in the mild temperatures which along with Isle of Wight Savoy Cabbage are at their best.

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Duncan’s Latest Crop Report – February 2015

11 February 2015

Recent cold weather in Spain has affected salad crops and led to a firming up of prices, courgettes and cucumbers in particular have been affected.

On the Isle of Wight the winter crops are now in full swing though the heads on cauliflowers have been smaller than usual and at this moment we do not know why, some have suggested the temperature of the earth at planting was unusually high but there is no evidence supporting this theory.

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