Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber

You are using software which is blocking our advertisements (adblocker).

As we provide the news for free, we are relying on revenues from our banners. So please disable your adblocker and reload the page to continue using this site.

Click here for a guide on disabling your adblocker.

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber
BLE report Week 21:

'Presence of domestic strawberries expanded further'

Domestic fruits evidently dominated the scene; their presence had further expanded. In contrast, the significance of competition was limited: Greek, Dutch, and Belgian batches played only a supplementary role. Few deliveries from Italy, Spain, and Poland were at most complementary and did not reach all markets. According to the BLE, the increased availability often exceeded storage capacities. Additionally, returns from the retail food trade negatively impacted the sale of regular goods.

Ultimately, the organoleptic properties of the products did not consistently impress. The damp weather occasionally reduced the quality of sensitive berries. In many places, the sweetness of the fruit was lacking due to insufficient sunlight and frequent rainfall. Top quality was scarce and sought after. For these reasons, a rather wide price range was established in almost all places. All in all, the ratings tended to decline significantly compared to the previous week, and sometimes offers were made against bids. It was rather rare for traders to slightly increase their calls on Friday. Price reductions just before the weekend were more common: this was done to minimize stocks.

German stock continued to dominate but lost relevance: Especially Elstar, Jonagold, and Tenroy lost market shares. Various varieties such as Evelina disappeared completely from marketing. In contrast, imports from overseas intensified.

As usual for this season, South African imports dominated in the form of Abate Fetel, Forelle, and Packham`s Triumph. Abate Fetel and Forelle came from Chile, mainly Abate Fetel and Williams Christ from Argentina.

Indian Thompson Seedless as well as Chilean and South African Crimson Seedless still prevailed. Their presence, however, was limited. Also, the many other varieties from these supplying countries lost significance. The provision of offers from the Mediterranean region increased.

Peaches and nectarines
The campaign for peaches and nectarines has been running for several weeks: Spanish offers dominate the scene, with Italian and Turkish batches supplementing them in rather small quantities. The demand could have been somewhat more favorable.

As usual for this season, Spanish products dominated the scene. Additionally, primarily Italian and French articles were available. Turkish imports were also found in almost all places, while Greek ones only arrived in Frankfurt and Munich.

Spanish Verna had almost completely replaced Primofiori of the same origin, which occasionally led to a slight increase in ratings. Turkish Lama supplemented the assortment. In Frankfurt, there were also very few Greek and Italian offers.

The provision was adequately adjusted to the storage possibilities. Demand had slightly decreased in some places, such as in Munich, where the Pentecost holidays began. Mostly, the prices remained at the previous level.

Domestic offers dominated the scene, and they were the only ones available in Hamburg. In Berlin, there were Polish, in Munich Belgian and Italian supplies. In Cologne, in addition to domestic products, Belgian and Dutch were also delivered.

Both in the case of mixed lettuces and in the case of lettuces and iceberg lettuce, domestic shipments shaped the marketing. These were supplemented by Belgian, Dutch, and Spanish offers, with the latter slowly withdrawing from the trade.

The assortment of cucumbers consisted of domestic, Dutch, and Belgian batches. The supply had limited in some cases, leading to rising quotations.

Dutch and Belgian batches formed the basis of the offer. The availability had expanded. It often exceeded the demand, which is why prices mostly dropped. This mostly affected the entire range, but Belgian beef tomatoes in particular.

Bell peppers
Dutch batches predominated over Turkish and Belgian ones. The interest was quite nice, but could not always keep up with the expanded availability. As a result, especially the red products became cheaper.

Domestic articles evidently dominated the scene. Imports from the Netherlands, Poland, and Spain played only a supplementary role. The provision grew once again. After the Pentecost weekend, a rather weak interest was initially recorded.

Source: BLE

Publication date: