Summer 2018 Heat & Drought Produce Report

Summer 2018 Heat & Drought Produce Report

We have been seeing the effects of the recent extreme weather with certain crops and the impacts are likely to last well into the coming Autumn and Winter seasons… examples we are seeing are:


Tomatoes – early summer heat forced crops through early, we are now seeing a reduction in supply until main crop Spanish season starts and prices are spiking as demand remains high.

Graded Chipping Potatoes – are a lot smaller in size with a lack of water available to help growing conditions.

Salad Mid Potatoes – harvest quality has been affected by the extreme conditions.

Carrots – all harvests being impacted by the lack of rain earlier in summer.


It will be a tough period coming up for availability, price and quality, we will keep you updated as we hear or see things but please be aware.



Latest News Links –

Potatoes – Quality & Processing Concerns

Potato Harvest – Down 25%

Food Price Inflation – Record Breaking

Food Prices ‘to rise 5%’

UK Carrot Crisis

Fears of Food Supply Crisis

Farmers Union – Emergency Weather Conference

Hot Weather & Fruit Price Hike

Heatwave & Drought – Farmers in crisis 





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