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April 2017

Carrots – an overview

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Currently the old English crop is still in full swing, but what will happen next is still up for debate. Some people are saying that there will be a seamless transition from English carrots to Scottish carrots, then back to new season English carrots. On the other hand some people believe that English carrots will run until May, and then there will be a need to import carrots for 4-6 weeks before the Scottish and new crop English carrot season starts.

In North West Europe they are still using old crop with the new crop coming in shortly.

Looking ahead, it wont be long before the Spanish new crop carrots arrive. This will be followed by Israeli new crop, with French new season carrots arriving at the end of May/beginning of June

The weather, as ever, will play a large part in what happens next in the carrot season, if the weather stays seasonally accurate then all should be OK, however if the weather becomes unseasonably warm then the old crop could loose its shelf life and the new crop might not be ready.

At the moment the general consensus seems to be that supply will outstrip demand, but thanks to Rush’s ability to market carrots on a global level, the Group will be able to provide a profitable home for every carrot.

For all your carrot enquiries please contact Tom Ebdon