Heat waves across Germany have brought forward ripening of many of the country’s organic vegetable crops. By May, salads, radishes and kale were all available. However, after the initial waves of supplies, shortages are beginning to appear, such as with cauliflower and broccoli and prices are on the rise.
Supplies of onions are also scarce in Germany as deliveries from Egypt are late. Complementary imports from Spain are often not as stable as expected. So the market is longing for the beginning of the German season. Some quantities are available from early July for local sales, but larger quantities will only be available from mid-July onwards. The carrot harvest started at the end of June, but import goods still dominate the market.