"Too small" iceberg lettuce crop escapes being ploughed in

Tesco has said a "flush" of under-sized iceberg lettuces from supplier G's Fresh will not go to waste but will instead be sold as "imperfect".

Image: Tesco
Image: Tesco

"They may be small but they're still tasty," Tesco chilled salads buying manager Georgina Reid.

"Growers usually have a difficult time selling these lettuces to the markets, processors and supermarkets because of their small size."

She explained: "Despite advanced forecasting and ordering systems, at certain times of the year our farmers see 'crop flushes'. It means that the products are in a limited number, sometimes in a limited geographical location and won't be available all of the time."

The lettuces form part of its Perfectly Imperfect range, selling at 29p each.


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