A closer look from ProduceView into the UK supermarket shelves and retail prices for greenhouse vegetables, taught us that the Netherlands currently dominate the British greenhouse vegetable supplies.

The cucumbers offered in 5 of the 9 supermarkets visited were Dutch; Lidl, Aldi, Co-op, Morrisons and Tesco offered Dutch cucumbers. Asda, Sainsbury's, M&S and Waitrose offered British grown cucumbers.

The prices for the cucumbers are stable between 45 and 50 pence for a cucumber.

In regards to cherry tomatoes, Spain and Morocco are the most important suppliers at the moment. Morocco is the major supplier to Asda, Sainsbury's, and Morrisons, while Spanish cherry tomatoes can be found at Lidl and Co-op. Dutch cherry tomatoes are sold at Tesco, while British grown cherry tomatoes can be found at M&S and Waitrose.

In regards to mixed peppers, again the Dutch growers are the largest supplier to the UK retailers this week; packs of Dutch mixed peppers are available on the shelves of Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons, Co-op, M&S, Aldi, and Lidl. British peppers can be found at Waitrose and Tesco.

The average price of the bell peppers lies around 33 pence per pepper. Aldi currently offers the cheapest peppers for just under 20 pence per pepper. The most expensive peppers are sold at M&S for 50 pence per pepper.

This article was made with the help of data prepared by ProduceView. For more information about their UK retail reports:

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