On the field Side, June 2022
30 June 2022
The spinach campaign is now over and is proving to be quite qualitative for both leaf spinach and chopped spinach.
For peas, the harvest is still in progress and will extend until the end of July. It remains very variable according to the cultivation areas, depending on whether the seedlings have finally emerged or not. Globally, the lack of products should be mainly on the smallest sizes: extra fine peas and fine peas with an estimated yield of -25%.
The first cauliflower harvest is just starting with 1 to 2 weeks delay. The quality seems to be good in spite of the drought on some plots. The transplanting of the 2nd cauliflower crop, the main crop taking place from September to October, is about to start.
The green beans have finally been sown on time. The weather of the next weeks will be determinant and the harvest should begin at the beginning of August.
As for zucchini, the campaign will start within 2 weeks. This crop requires a lot of labor, so right away, a deficit of surfaces on this vegetable is to be noted. The quantities available will therefore be necessarily lower, whatever the quality of the harvest.
Plots of large carots for cubes generally emerged, but quite late. Those intended for round carrots suffered much more. This summer’s weather will be decisive for this vegetable.
The soybean campaign is just starting in China, do not hesitate to contact us for your needs.
The “spring” onion campaign has not started yet, we expect it within 3 to 4 weeks. To date, there is no concern in volume or quality for the new campaign.
As for shallots, it is still early to judge the quality or the quantity that will be put on the market. This bulb remains sensitive to temperature variations and drying conditions.
It is the peak season for Chinese garlic, the campaign is going well and the volumes are on target.
The season is starting for ceps from China. Volumes are still shy and prices on the fresh market in China are very high. As a reminder, the 2021 campaign was bad, so stocks are limited.
In Italy, apple and pears trees are in good health and have not suffered any damage from the frost. If the summer goes well, the harvest will be good; however, there is always a risk of hailstorms or drought.