It was great to be back at Crowland again this year to demonstrate our variety portfolio. Considering the extreme weather throughout the growing season, the varieties looked excellent and showed the strength of our breeding program. Notable stand out varieties were Jacky (baby/salad), Twister (White pre packer), Babylon (yellow flesh chipper/processor), Lugano (PCN resistant & tolerant processor), Palace (multipurpose) and Napoleon (crisper).
We were lucky with the weather and welcomed a good number of customers and growers over the 2 days to view and discuss the varieties on show.
Whilst the industry is experiencing tough times, I am incredibly pleased with the interest and commitment show by customers towards some of our new varieties. The future is bright.