2012 Harvest – The Worst In 30 Years

December 17, 2012 Posted by David Linton

potato field

2012 has turned out to be the worst potato harvest in the UK for over 30 years.

The late  spring coupled with continuing cold and wet growing /harvesting conditions has resulted in a fall in UK crop production from 6.2 mill tonnes in 20111 to 4.5 mill tonnes in 2012. In addition the area planted in 2012 from the previous year.

FF&F Director Colin Bradley says ” This is unprecedented compared to any other potato year I have been growing. Our yields are down 30-35% and we still have crop left in the ground”

FF&F is endeavouring to maintain potato supply for existing customers by procurring potatoes specific to individusl needs. “We believe we can maintain supply but of course we are working in a very volatile market” says David Linton.


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