Crop update – November

28 November 2013
Crop update – November

Stuart Lawson, produce technical manager at fresh produce supplier Reynolds, reviews availability for the weeks ahead

!](http://www.catererandhotelkeeper.co.uk/Articles/25/10/2013/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=7702259.jpg)Avocados South Africa and Peru are winding down avocado harvesting now. Meanwhile, the Dominican Republic and Chile both have some volumes available, but mainly in small sizes. The general quality across all origins is very mixed, with levels of internal discolour being seen and uneven ripening. The situation is looking to continue through November, until Spain starts and Chilean volumes increase.
![](http://www.catererandhotelkeeper.co.uk/Articles/25/10/2013/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=7702260.jpg)Figs The Turkish fig season has come to a close. Brazil and Israel are both running behind, so supply is very tight currently.
![](http://www.catererandhotelkeeper.co.uk/Articles/25/10/2013/assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=7702261.jpg)Passion Fruit Poor weather in Colombia has seriously affected availability, although quality remains fine. In Colombia, the only credible supply at this time of year, options are limited.
![Lemons South American lemons have finished and early season Spanish ones are showing some signs of skin marking and bruising. The flesh and juice content, however, are fine.

Visitwww.reynolds-cs.comor phone 0845 310 6200

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