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On the field side, February 2019

February 2019, northern vegetables

As the vegetable production is coming to the end, leek and parsnip are closing this harvest season tinged with complicated weather conditions.
In general, the harvests are satisfactory but the volumes produced are not always up to expectations.

The seedling will start at the earliest on March 15 with spring spinach and peas. Moreover, the cultivation of peas already looks complicated: for the last 3 years, harvests have been difficult because of the weather conditions, and fewer and fewer farmers are willing to sow peas.


In Spain, avocado harvest is good but the market remains stretch because demand for this “trendy” product is higher than the supply.

We can propose you the Peru origin.

Forest mushrooms

Concerning ceps, few volumes are available. The first collection period took place in mid-January but for the last three weeks the weather has been dry and the growth slowed down. The collection has resumed this week. Prices are tending to increase given the low volumes available for this 2018-2019 campaign (all origins combined).

Large imports

The black mushroom, variety Aurocularia polytricha is cultivated on a compost composed mainly of wood chips sown with the mycelium of the mushroom. It develops in a few weeks.

! Be careful ! not to confuse with the variety Auricularia auriculae judae which corresponds in fact to the mushroom “Judas ear”.
The water chestnut is a bulb of the aquatic plant which develops in shallow waters, often in rice fields. It is harvested manually.
Please note that the water chestnut does not belong to the chestnut/marron family, the name only comes from their resemblance when they are unpeeled.

It is the ideal time to position yourself on these imported products (black mushroom, water chestnut, soy bean, bamboo,…) and to reserve your volumes! Contact us for more information!

Citrus fruits

In Tunisia, after two complicated years, the season of Maltese oranges is good. The first containers arrived in mid-January.
The quality is satisfactory even if many fruits are of average size (size 6 / 7 dominant on this campaign).
As for the lemon, after a very tense year, the harvest is back to normal and the volumes are available. The difficulty for the factories is to valorize the co-products such as juice and concentrate (sold below the cost price).

Gelpass, February 2019