The French endive harvest has been disrupted by recent rains, causing delays and concerns about the quality of the harvest. The undersupply of endives in the market has led to high prices for the season, putting pressure on stocks. The delay in harvesting may result in a longer campaign and growers could face a season that is out of sync.
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Will the extremely humid conditions have a negative effect on the upcoming season? Some roots could not be harvested in time, so they are larger, which could have an impact on the campaign in the coming months.” High prices for the seasonRegarding the marketing of the first volumes, “price levels are high for this time of year.” This is due to a somewhat undersupplied market. “Supply is not keeping up with the demand, which is putting pressure on the stocks and, therefore, on prices. The situation is similar in neighboring countries such as Belgium and the Netherlands.” Towards a longer campaign?“Today, there is concern about the availability of products due to the harvest delays. Some growers have been forced to put into production batches of varieties that were not intended for early transplanting, but they had no choice due to the lack of availability. This delay in harvesting “could ...