Demand for radishes will increase as Canada Day and the Fourth of July approach

Yannick Guérin, Jardins A Guérin & Fils Inc. (Canada)

The supply of radishes is good at the moment. “We started this year stronger, so there is a slight increase in supplies,” says Yannick Guérin, of Jardins A Guérin & Fils Inc. “The weather was good and warm with little rain, and the conditions were good for growing radishes.”

Clement Guérin, from Jardins A Guérin, with fresh radishes.

Jardins A Guérin & Fils sells 70 per cent of its radishes in Ontario and the United States, with the rest in Quebec. Harvest began on May 16 with low quantities and larger quantities began shipping last week. The harvest is expected to continue until early November, almost until the first frost.

Ask for something less
The demand for radishes is slightly lower than usual. “Maybe it's because consumers have less money in their pockets, we don't know. Fruit and vegetable sales in general are a little slower than usual,” Guerin says, adding that sales at the beginning of the season are slower, but they come back to life around June 24 through July 1, before Canada Day and the Fourth of July. “This is the time when demand is at its highest, because people like to eat radishes when temperatures are around 20-25 degrees. When it is very hot, they prefer to buy things like watermelon,” he says.

People like to eat radishes when temperatures are around 20-25 degrees.

Meanwhile, radish prices have fallen slightly this year, although they are expected to rise in September when temperatures cool and supply is tight.

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for more information:
Yannick Guerin
Jardines A Guerin & Fils Inc.
Phone: +1 (450) 454-4939
[email protected]

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