Growing conditions in Brittany this winter have resulted in greater availability of medium-sized cauliflowers than would normally have been expected.
Medium cauliflowers are in high demand in the UK and exports from the region to these shores have already increased by 21% in the current season, with more growth expected.
Olivier Sinquin, marketing director of Prince de Bretagne, the region’s promotional arm, said: “The season, which began, in September, still has six weeks to run, and volumes exported to the UK could finally top 30,000 tonnes compared with 21,800 last year, growth of 38%.”
However, Sinquin said that Britanny’s exports of new potatoes to the UK were in decline because English growers were extending their planting programmes and increasing the range of varieties they produce.
But with spring approaching, Sinquin said Prince de Bretagne was hoping to open talks with UK retailers about developing the potential for new types of tomato from Brittany.