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‘Normal’ UK onion yields expected this year


Speaking before the recent rain, chairman of British Onions, Tim Elcombe of Bedfordshire Growers, said the UK harvest had started well and that, “yields will certainly be better than last year.”

Adding that the low pound may help create export opportunities for growers with a surplus, he told journalists: “Yields look like they should be back to normal this season, we expect quality to be good, but won’t know until the crop is back in the sheds. The summer storms do not seem to have had a big effect. On the whole growing conditions have been conducive to a good crop, but this is the key period.”


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