Big changers week on week as of 2 May 2017
|Lettuce, round, each||40||Asda|
Retail prices from the major supermarkets are collected by Market Intelligence Services and updated every Tuesday.
Average most usual as of W/E 5 May 2017
|Asparagus, all varieties||609|
|Cucumber (all varieties)||59|
*National average wholesale and median prices charged in England.
Data supplied by Defra. www.defra.gov.uk
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