The start of the Spanish greenhouse vegetables season has been difficult, according to Richard Soepenberg of Frunet. "It is much warmer than last year with both day and night temperatures being unusually high. This results in a much higher supply than was originally planned. The Netherlands also have plenty of their own produce left, causing the market to be saturated, especially in regard to tomatoes."
In fact, the courgette is the only item not readily available right now. This vegetable is facing the New Delhi virus, that can spread quickly in a concentrated greenhouse area. "The effect has been devastating,” says Richard. “After getting rid of diseased crops, it takes forty days before you can harvest again. This is true for many zucchini growers in the country. It’ll be an expensive year for lovers of zucchini.”
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