Potato prices continue to rise as more new crop supplies come to the market. The Potato Council's GB weekly average old crop price to 25 May increased by £1.88/t to £133.83/t, £47 below the same time last year. Free market trade also improved, rising by £3.62/t to £108.29/t, £81 lower than last year.
"Packing demand for new crop has increased in response to the improved weather," said the council's latest report. "The main growers in Cornwall were working at full capacity to satisfy demand; most moved on contract, with limited free-buy at £500-550/t."