Planting locally seems to have gone as well or better than a lot of other areas where some growers have yet to plant a potato. With cold wet weather and early morning frosts the crop in the ground has not done a lot.
The two variety trial plots have been planted. One at Messrs. OA Taylor at Holbeach the second at Messrs. EF Harrold at Oulton in Norfolk. We have 30 varieties in each trial including several such as Laura, Soraya and Georgina that customers are keen for us to grow commercially so it will be very interesting to see how they perform. The intention is to have the trials viewing/meeting for members in Norfolk this year at the end of July.