LET-US PRAY? It’s a blight to sun-seekers but the rain of recent days has proved just the job for the Fen lettuce

15:31 11 July 2014

Iceberg lettuce has enjoyed a bumper year in the Fens

Iceberg lettuce has enjoyed a bumper year in the Fens

Archant

The changeable weather conditions may have left some feeling a bit blue but the humble iceberg lettuce has enjoyed a bumper 2014 so far.

Lettuces grown in the fens around East Cambridgeshire by Barway firm G’s have been thriving in the warm and wet peat and, as a result, they have been flying off of the shelves at the supermarkets.

The iceberg is retail giant Tesco’s best-selling product in their chilled salad category and remains a firm summer barbecue favourite.

Tesco says that when the temperature goes up by 10°C, lettuce sales rocket by up to 45 per cent.

With a growing cycle of just eight to 10 weeks, multiple sets of iceberg lettuces are planted and harvested throughout a season.

Rick Clay, commercial manager from G’s said: “The weather over recent weeks has produced a fantastic crop of iceberg lettuces. We have worked closely with Tesco to respond quickly and celebrate this natural abundance by making our icebergs available to customers at a great price.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cambs Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cambs Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cambs Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

13:04
Charity fun day to raise money for Whittlesey girl Effie Hadman

Sportsmen will be putting their best foot forward for a charity match to raise money for a Whittlesey girl suffering from a rare disorder.

12:28
Fenland Poet Laureate JonathanTotman holding his award, alongside the Mayor and Mayoress of Wisbech (Councillor and Mrs Hill).

Crack out your creative writing skills with workshops taking place at libraries in March and Littleport.

Flooding on Gold Street.

A resident suffered a horrifying flashback to 11 months ago on Saturday morning when she woke up to find her garden had once again flooded with sewage.

11:52
Trains are distrubing residents on Landau Way in March.

Residents of a March street have had enough of noisy trains blighting their lives.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition today E-edition