Produce Business UK Archive

  • Squash-breeding

    Rijk Zwaan launches three squash varieties

    Calawinter, Calabonita, Calagreen are the cylindrical dark green type of squash and the first white and yellow varieties will be entering the market soon. Read more >

  • Peas

    Great British Pea Week bolstered by ‘fantastic’ quality crop

    Efforts to promote the versatile and nutritious vegetable as a main meal ingredient have been strengthened by this season’s excellent quality Read more >

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    Berry growers go nuts for coir producers’ new “ground-breaking” substrate

    Botanicoir claims its new substrate innovation takes soft fruit growing to the “next level” by significantly improving yields. Read more >

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    Prince Charles praises Eosta’s “true cost” food study

    The organics specialist gets a royal nod of approval for its groundbreaking research into calculating the real cost of food – including water pollution, pesticide exposure, greenhouse gas emissions and soil erosion. Read more >

  • Strawson carrots

    Healthy start for British carrots notwithstanding usual challenges

    Early yields are up on last year but the industry isn’t complacent, choosing to invest in crop protection and disease-resistant varieties. Read more >

  • Oranges

    EU makes five pest detections in South African citrus during June

    The news is "highly disappointing" for an industry that has implemented "meticulous" measures and protocols for 2017. Read more >

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    Foodservice flourishes in East Anglia as chefs get creative

    Food trends making their way up from London are presenting opportunities to sell more fruit and veg, especially edible flowers and heritage produce Read more >

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    New “Liita” lavender flavoured cress launched

    Koppert Cress introduces the slightly bitter cress variant which can give lavender notes to dishes while the feathered-shape makes it ideal for decoration. Read more >

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    Extra sunshine leads to cherry “crop flush”, says Tesco

    Hot British weather has led to abundant cherry supplies with the retailer buying 80 tonnes extra per week from English growers. Read more >

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    Whole Foods investor files federal lawsuit in bid to block Amazon takeover

    A shareholder claims the deal undervalues the high-end retailer and is being made without sufficient transparency. Read more >