Vales Sovereign potatoes pitched to Scottish growers

Greenvale AP is urging non-affiliated growers in Scotland to try growing its distinctive-looking Vales Sovereign, which it said could be one of the UK's top 20 potatoes in 2012.

The offer is conditional on growers selling the crop back to the supplier.

Seed and procurement director David Rankin described the variety as ideal for Scottish growers. "It can grow on land with little or no irrigation," he said.

"It also has excellent disease resistance, particularly to common scab, blight, black dot and blackleg - especially important to farmers who experienced such a wet growing season this year."

Greenvale's own experience at its Berwickshire pack-house was that the crop stores well and has low wastage levels, he added.


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