UK strawberry price soars after bad weather hits crop in Spain

PRICE SOAR: Wholesale price of strawberries up 60 per cent in one month

STRAWBERRY prices are set to soar as poor weather across Europe has pushed up the wholesale cost by a whopping 60 percent in a month.

Spain, the world’s largest exporter of fresh strawberries saw production drop by eight per cent, due to heavy rains and lower than normal temperatures.

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Annually the country ships approximately 285 thousand tons to international destinations in Europe and beyond.

The region of Andalucia is responsible for 90% of all Spanish strawberries grown, particularly the area around Huelva.

UK growers are hoping their strawberry harvest will kick in soon to give them a boost.


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