50% lighter Crops of English plums have been forecast to be 50% lighter than last year by Evesham based grower Paul Dunsby. Opals will be the first variety to arrive in mid August. Dunsby said the Victoria crop would also be later, possibly leading to a clash with Marjorie Seedling. "Kent, a major production area, is certainly light, while the West Midlands will be sporadic," he said. "But the quality of the crop appears to be very good." {{FRESH PRODUCE }}