Theo Kampschoer, Kampexport:

“French cauliflower supply is two months behind but now recovering”

The French cauliflower supply is at least one-and-a-half to two months behind the prognoses, according to exporter Theo Kampschoer from Kampexport in Brittany, France. “According to prognoses, we should have harvested about 18 million cauliflowers until week 49, but we only harvested 13 million.”

According to the exporter, supply will recover thanks to the good weather in recent days. “It all depends on the weather circumstances. Quality is fine. We did not have any frost, and hardly any rain. We expect 3.5 to 4 million cauliflowers weekly in coming weeks. Prices have now decreased because of the increasing supply.” 

Competition for the Dutch market mainly comes from Spanish cauliflower, and for the other destinations it mostly comes from Italy, according to Kampschoer. “But the quality of those cauliflowers could vary greatly per shipping agent. Right now, prices in the Netherlands are at a level of around 6 or 7 euro per crate for six large cauliflowers.”

For more information:
BP 29250
St Pol de Léon, France
Tel: +33 (0)2 98 69 28 22

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