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Crop Update: September/October

03 October 2014
Crop Update: September/October

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

!](https://api.thecaterer.com/cms/media/eas-id/7704589)Limes With the longhot and very dry spell in Brazil, the supply of limes is likely to becometight as we move towards the middle of October and through into November. Fruit quality and juice contentwill be good, although skin colour is likely to be pale on account ofweather conditions. Mexican fruit will be available but will be in high demand.
![](https://api.thecaterer.com/cms/media/eas-id/7702722)Strawberries The strawberry supply over the past few months has been difficult owing to the hot and humid weather. Plants are now tired and quite weak,and are therefore struggling to yield volume. Dutch fruit grown in glasshouses is beginning to replace UK-grownstrawberries.
![](https://api.thecaterer.com/cms/media/eas-id/26414)Courgettes The UK courgette season is winding down as thehot days and warm nights of the summer months are accompanied by high humidity and short periods of heavy rain. The finish to the domestic season is earlier than normal, but Dutchgrown courgettes offer an alternative.
![Cherries Cherry availability is coming to anend for now, until the Chileanfruit starts to arrive in aroundeight weeks' time.

Visitwww.reynolds-cs.comor phone 0845 310 6200

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