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Column Frits van der Meulen (KCB)

"Good feeling among Dutch products"

At Pentecost, there is usually a peak in the supply of Dutch glasshouse vegetables. This year, things are, however, a little different. There is less volume than last season. This has to do with the mild temperatures and mostly dry weather experienced to present. In general, this has benefited the products' quality.

There is a reasonable amount of tomatoes. There is also no reason to complain about their quality. They are of excellent quality with very few problems. Different colored bell peppers are abundant in the trading channels too. Occasionally, Dutch Quality Control Office (KCB) see stem and inner rot. In general, the bell peppers' quality is good.

When this organization looks at other glasshouse products, cucumbers stand out. The KCB has certainly not rejected many of these. Their quality is also good. Aubergines sometimes have a slightly monotonous story. They, too, are of good quality with few problems.

There have been increasingly more Dutch iceberg lettuce on the market in recent weeks. The iceberg lettuce encountered by a KCB representative have been of excellent quality. They have firm, compact heads of which ten fit comfortably into a box. Here too, there are few problems.

Source: KCB

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