Thanks predominantly to shoppers buying them more often, retail sales of lemons in the UK are up 13.6% on last year to 47,000 tons.

Kantar Worldpanel data also shows that the 5.3% rise in the frequency of lemon purchases helped push up the lemon spend to a total of £87.6 million for the 52 weeks to May 22 this year, meaning the lemon market grew by 19.2% or just over £14 million.

The average price paid per kilo was up 4.88% on that for the same period a year ago, to £1.86.

  • Eurofresh-distribution.com