The growing conditions mean some potatoes have defects, including splits in the skin, discolouration or holes in the middle - and instead of discarding them, supermarkets are putting them on sale.
Growers have also warned the waterlogged fields mean Brussels sprouts may not be as big or as sweet as normal, as they are ripening later because of the wet. Similarly, rain at the end of the growing season will mean many carrots will have grown deformed.
Supermarkets have decided to relax their standards for produce to support struggling British farmers, as the alternative would be to dramatically increase imports from abroad. ...
Some of the winter harvest - which is usually dug up in late November - is still in the ground and may have to be left there until Spring because the weather makes it impossible to harvest them.