Nicola early Israeli new potato exports under the Carmel brand have begun to arrive in the UK earlier than expected according to Lee Matthews, manager for Agrexco UK office. Normally harvesting begins in mid December. The Nicola crop which is the first of the set skin varieties was shipped in a combination of bulk packaging which for the first time included reusable plastic bins developed by General Electric, as well as bins, bags and boxes. Vessels will now be arriving weekly direct to the UK until the end of March. {{FRESH PRODUCE }}