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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Burgundy; a Revolutionary New Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Elsoms Seeds, the UK’s leading independent seed specialist and plant breeder, is proud to announce the launch of Burgundy, a breakthrough new variety of purple sprouting broccoli. Burgundy is an outstanding new variety, with a wealth of features and benefits for the whole supply chain. Available all year round, Burgundy provides fresh and tender spears,

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