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On the field side, September 2019

September 2019 : northern Vegetables

In general, the growing areas were short of water. Rainfall has not been sufficient to infiltrate and soak the floor. Windy spells and high temperatures over the past few days are drying out floors. These conditions are problematic for most vegetables.
For green beans, the yields per hectare are very disparate depending on the plots. Harvesting has only just begun (20% completed), and overall, volumes are expected to be rather low.
The pea harvest has been completed, but unfortunately, it is not satisfactory. The available volumes will be about 15% lower than expected.
The production of young carrots is finished, it is satisfactory. In the fields, large carrots (intended for cubes) suffer less from the lack of water than carrots intended for slices. For the latter, the yields will be less good but this is compensated by the additional volumes sown.

The production of cauliflowers (1st harvest) is now finished, it is correct in terms of quality and quantity. The 2nd harvest looks more complicated in view of the weather forecast. It is the same for leeks, which are growing mainly during the month of September.


On the plots, the onion’s growth (European origin) is rather irregular, the bulbs are rather small in size. We will have better visibility from the second half of September. As for shallots (China origin), the rains are hampering the good drying of bulbs.

The end of the garlic campaign is reducing speculative prices. We are currently covering the last volumes.

Forest mushrooms

The cep campaign is timid in Europe, the lack of rain does not favor the development of mushrooms. In China, the quality is there but the volumes are not enough to satisfy all the demands. To date, prices are very high.
Concerning chanterelles, the available volumes remain low (European origin). Most of the available volumes are 3-5/3-6cm sizes.

Gelpass, september 2019.