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On the field side, April 2019

Northern Vegetables

The harvest of winter spinach (intended for the production of chopped spinach) will start next week, the sowing of spring spinach (intended for the production of spinach branches) is in progress. The harvest will probably take place in the middle of May.
As mentioned in our previous newsletter, the planting of peas is underway. This is a demanding crop in terms of climatic conditions and the last three years have been quite bad (yield). We hope that this year will be good in terms of quality and quantity.

The carrot sowing will start around April 15, the transplanting of the cauliflower plants will follow.

Southern vegetables

The eggplant and tomato harvests have started, they are satisfactory both quantitatively and qualitatively. Field crops will start in July.
The first productions of zucchinis are also starting, they look good.

Onions will start at the end of May.


Currently, speculations on the price of garlic are going well, volumes are released in dribs and drabs, which maintains a rather high price. The market should ease up during the new season which will start in early May.

Large imports

In Egypt, cooler temperatures have hurt artichoke yields. Volume decreases of about 50% are expected compared to last year, no surprise prices are soaring. Position yourself quickly to cover your needs for the year.

The bean harvesting campaign is tense, yields are not optimal (March-April). The okra harvest is looking good (May-September).

Aromatic herbs

The weather conditions are favorable for the cultivation of aromatic herbs. The production of chives and sorrel has begun. At the end of the month, the harvest of wild garlic and rosemary will start. In May, those of chervil and burnet.

Forest mushrooms

In Turkey, weather conditions are not optimal for morel harvesting. As a result, prices are high. Morel freezing has just started and is done on order:
-In the Canakkale region, the collection is almost finished.
-In the regions of Mugla and Denizli, the collection has just started (there is still about a month of growth).
In China, to date, the gap between the wild morel and the cultivated morel is about 10€/Kg.
Concerning morels, the campaign went well overall. Nevertheless, position yourself quickly if you want morels of small size (1-3).

Button mushrooms

The yields of the most famous cultivated are down in 2019. Indeed, the drought experienced in 2018 gives a denser and drier straw. The straw being an important component of the compost, the latter is of lower quality, therefore the yields of button mushrooms are lower.

Gelpass, april 2019.