Crops delayed by poor UK growing conditions

Christmas cauliflowers finally harvested

Half a million cauliflowers that flowered too late for Christmas are to be sold at a reduced rate from January. British retailers had to import the vegetables from France and Spain to meet festive demand as a lack of cold nights in August and September delayed the growth of the brassica in the UK.

Supermarket Tesco will help manage the surplus, buying an extra 500,000 cauliflowers from grower TH Clements from Spalding, in Lincolnshire. The cauliflowers, which are finally being harvested, will be sold for 49p each instead of the regular 79p price for the next two weeks.

Source: standard.co.uk


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