Weather challenges and labour constraints have hampered fruit growers attempts to grow - HW 's UK Fruit Grower Report finds

Fruit growers’ efforts to take advantage of opportunities to increase production are being frustrated, writes Gavin McEwan.

Our turnover figures for the UK’s largest fruit growers, largely relating to the 2018 fruit season, show an industry holding steady in the face of a number of challenges, but generally unable to take advantage of opportunities to expand.

Those companies that posted turnover figures for the period showed a collective rise of just 2.5% — almost exactly matching the inflation rate over the period, while profits for many fell.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE FULL TOP 35 UK Fruit Growers 2020 RANKING AND REPORT

To access the full listing you need to be a Horticulture Week subscriber - to find out more about subscription options, click HERE or contact benjamin.turek@haymarket.com.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

What's new in fruit crop protection this season?

What's new in fruit crop protection this season?

Horticulture Salary Survey: what do the past year’s job adverts tell us?

Horticulture Salary Survey: what do the past year’s job adverts tell us?

Horticulture has typically been seen as a low-paid job, but evidence from analysis of Horticulture Week job advertisements from across the industry portrays a different picture, Matthew Appleby reports.

Coronavirus challenges mean early-harvesting fruit farm 'could disappear', says owner

Coronavirus challenges mean early-harvesting fruit farm 'could disappear', says owner


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

 

Horticulture Week

The latest developments concerning coronavirus for horticulture industry professionals involved in buying or selling garden products and plants or producing and participating in horticultural shows and events.

Horticulture Week Top UK GLASSHOUSE SALAD GROWERS

See our exclusive RANKING of UK Salad Growers by annual turnover plus the FULL REPORT AND ANALYSIS .

Horticulture Week Top UK FRUIT PRODUCERS

See our exclusive RANKING of UK Fruit Producers by annual turnover plus the FULL REPORT AND ANALYSIS.

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Pest & Disease Tracker bulletin 

The latest pest and disease alerts, how to treat them, plus EAMU updates, sent direct to your inbox.

Sign up here

Professor Geoffrey Dixon

GreenGene International chair Geoff Dixon on the business of fresh produce production
 

Read Professor Geoffrey Dixon