Bejo introduces improved coating and new colour for organic seed

Bejo‘s work on developing an improved coating for its organic seed was done with the aim of making it clearly distinguishable from the non-chemically treated seed. Launched in September, the new organic coating will be more yellow, while the non-chemically treated seed coating will remain white. In line with its conventional seed, Bejo will transition

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ELSOMS Digital Open Day 2020

We are delighted to invite you to our 2020 Open Days at our trial field in Spalding. BASIS and NRoSO points will be available at this event.

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New Organics Manager to drive business in this unique sector

Stephanie Beavis has been appointed as Organics Manager, expanding Elsoms’ vegetable sales team and giving more focus to this unique sector. With a background in the organic fresh produce industry, Stephanie’s understanding of this market will be key in ensuring that the UK will have access to the wide organic range supplied by Elsoms.  Elsoms

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Burgundy Broccoli commences second UK harvest season

Following the successful launch of Burgundy Broccoli to the UK market in 2019, the UK’s leading independent plant breeder Elsoms Seeds and grower Staples Vegetables Ltd, are entering the UK’s second season of production. Burgundy Broccoli is named for its deep purple hue and is so tender that the whole head can be enjoyed raw

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Keep checking back to see what events we’ll be at next.

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Elsoms Celebrates Sue Kennedy’s Outstanding Achievements as she Retires

2019 has been a memorable year for Elsoms, as the company celebrated reaching a milestone 175 years’ in business. It’s also been a memorable year for Sue Kennedy, whose last day working for Elsoms before retirement is December 20th. Sue began her career at Elsoms in 1991 working as a Lab Assistant for the breeding

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Better crop knowledge informs improved parsnip breeding

“Elsoms’ first hybrid parsnip varieties were released in the early 2000’s and before that everything had been open pollinated varieties,” explains breeder Richard Tudor. “The first two varieties were Panache and Polar, and these were followed by a generation of varieties which included Pinnacle, Picador, the organic variety Pixie and Palace, which went on to

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RED BARON ONION WINS NIAB CENTENARY VARIETY CUP

NIAB has awarded its Centenary Variety Cup to the red onion variety Red Baron, naming it the most influential UK non-cereal variety from the past 100 years. NIAB technical director Bill Clark and crop variety specialists Bruce Napier, Simon Kightley, Hannah Parish and Cheryl Turnbull considered 100 years of non-cereal varieties from the horticulture and

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Open Days 2019

ELSOMS’ Open Day We are delighted to invite you to our 2019 Open Days at our trial field in Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 3JG. As the UK’s leading independent seed company, our Open Days are the UK’s largest independent vegetable variety trials. They provide a great opportunity to see our extensive vegetable portfolio and new variety introductions

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Elsoms Appoints Catch and Cover Crop Specialist

Elsoms Seeds, the UK’s leading independent seed specialist, seed treatment and breeding company, has appointed Sam Tyrrell as Catch and Cover Crop Specialist, alongside his current role as Area Specialist for North Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire. Due to recent growth and innovation in Elsoms’ Catch and Cover crop portfolio, Sam Tyrrell has taken on the

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