The first Dutch sweetcorn from Hermans Suikermais was harvested yesterday. This maize, grown under foil, is the first crop, to be followed by larger volumes starting next week. "The quality is beautiful, fresh green leaves with at least 16 rows of beautiful yellow grains", Giel Hermans notes with satisfaction.
"The market situation is favourable because the Spanish harvest is as good as ready and the English market is still in demand. The English market has traditionally been a large market. The market price is expected to be around 30-35 cents per cob in the beginning," says the grower.
"The demand for high-quality sweetcorn is also increasing in the Netherlands, in particular due to the use of new varieties from the United States and Australia where the corn is already unprecedentedly popular. The BBQ trend and the increase in vegetables in the menu and the Dutch staying at home this holiday season also ensure a growing market in the Netherlands. "