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Crop update: November/December

31 October 2014
Crop update: November/December

Stuart Lawson, produce technical manager at fresh produce supplier Reynolds, reviews availability for the weeks ahead

!](https://api.thecaterer.com/cms/media/eas-id/7704861)Raspberries Late season UK fruit is of variable quality, with reduced shelf life. Spanish fruit is also available, but the quality is little better due to the hot temperatures.
![](https://api.thecaterer.com/cms/media/eas-id/7704859)Blueberries Polish and Dutchblueberries are nearing the end of the season and are showing some softness. Fortunately, volumes from Argentina are beginning to build and the fruit quality is much better.
![](https://api.thecaterer.com/cms/media/eas-id/7704862)Red grapes Due to the very hot weather in Spain, we are seeing some stem dehydration on red and black grapes. Colour is becoming an issue, as the fruit is not receiving sufficient differential between day and night temperatures. Brazilian fruit is not far away.
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