Sainsbury's has claimed to be the first retailer to get British strawberries on shelf this year. Fruit grown in Yorkshire arrived at Sainsbury's Hull store on 14 March, signalling the start of the British strawberry season.
UK cherry picked
Israeli growers are looking to significantly increase production and exports of sweet cherries. The UK, in particular, is to be targeted during the mid-May to early June period.
Tayto potato shortfall
Northern Irish crisp manufacturer Tayto has reportedly put out an appeal for more growers in the province to provide it with potatoes to help meet a shortfall in local supply.