Value sales of satsumas, clementines and tangerines have risen 24% in Tesco stores during the past sixth months as consumers have traded up to higher-value lines such as branded or Finest, said Jaffa.
A strawberry breeding club has been proposed by East Malling Research as part of plans to improve varietal development and set up quicker routes to market.
Chicory cookery book
The Dutch Produce Association has launched a Chicory Challenge recipe book to raise money for charity and boost awareness of how to cook the vegetable. The DPA added that there was massive potential for increasing consumption of chicory in the UK.