Gaps expected to open in peach supply This year's Greek peach crop is expected to be normal, but the time between now and the day new pack arrives in this country "will be an interesting few months". The South African peach pack is smaller than originally forecast and allocations for the UK are already sold. Even if UK orders go to the front of the queue, it will be weeks before stock arrives. Although the sector is shrinking slightly, gaps in the supply are looking increasingly probable. "There'll be a few red faces and holes on the shelves this summer," an importer predicted. SA packers take a long-term view and plan their production volumes well in advance. A shortage of cheap Greek product in Europe this year is not going to alter the output, but it may change the order in which product ships. {{PROVISIONS }}