- 17 September 2012
Colin Galbraith from Moorhouse and Mohan says, "sizes are down but quality is good. Maris Piper (main variety for frying) for example, is free from bruising which caused problems last year, and as long at it doesn't dry out too much it will remain good." Prices are high compared to last year, reports are at around 32% higher, but actually farm gate prices could be as much as double that of last year, especially for the prime and specialised varieties, Colin reckons that prices for table varieties will get dragged up by this.
There may be quality issues down the line for stored potatoes but that remains to be seen.