For the second year in a row, Aldi has become the first supermarket to stock UK-grown strawberries this season; the first crop was due to be picked on Tuesday 18 February at Springfield Nursery in South Wales.
Hortnews.com quoted Springfield Nursery grower John Lloyd as saying: “It’s exciting to be sending the first British strawberries of the season to Aldi as we celebrate the new harvest. Despite all the awful weather and flooding conditions throughout January, we’re pleased we’ve still been able to get on the front foot and send succulent, sweet fruit to strawberry lovers nice and early.”
Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of buying at Aldi, commented: ‘‘We are devoted to supporting British growers and are thrilled to be the first supermarket to offer British strawberries to our customers."
“Thanks to advancements in growing techniques employed by our suppliers, there is always buzz and speculation around when and where the first British strawberries will be picked, as it marks the arrival of spring and reminds us Brits that summer is on the horizon.”