Severe hail storms over South Africa last week have severely damaged crops, just look at that picture of the fruits that got battered from huge frozen ice balls!!!
We won’t instantly see an issue but over the coming weeks there could be some disruption to supply/prices as the crop is starting to be picked and transported.
Potatoes **Future Damage**
With the heat causing issues and immediate danger on softer summer crops we shouldn’t forget about crops desperately trying to grow.
The outlook for this year's potato crops are looking bleak as early lifting is showing signs of a lack of larger potatoes which are graded out for baking potatoes and premium chip.
If the rest of the UK crops once lifted are low in yield and do have smaller than average size differences the potato world for the next 12 months could be extremely troublesome.
Prices are rising for the trusty little gem as crops in the UK are struggling due to lack of water and severe heat.
the grading of the heads will start to reduce in size as availabilty of the larger tight heads is becoming very difficult
Watch out as prices are on the rise