UK: Daffodil producers enjoy bumper harvest in fields

Exceptionally mild weather meant more than 71 million stems were picked on farms owned by Grampian Growers members and sold into bumper markets in just 51 days.

Mark Clark, managing director of the Montrose-based co-operative, said the concentrated harvest finished 28 days earlier than in 2018.

“The last flowers left for supermarkets across the UK on Wednesday morning and we’ve had a great season, although it would have been fantastic to have another week to capitalise on the Easter market,” he said.

“Prices have risen every week, which is unusual and only happens when Easter is late, but we’ve had a great run this year.”

The harvest began on the second earliest day in the co-operative’s 51-year history and also finished on the second earliest day.

Read more at The Courier (Nancy Nicolson)


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