Flowering bean crop© Tim Scrivener
A perfect bean-growing year produced a record yield for one East Yorkshire grower and a good enough sample for human consumption to win a prestigious quality award. Robin Smyth grew a autumn-sown crop of the variety Tundra that yielded nearly 7t/ha, enough to win the British Edible Pulse Association’s Wherry & Sons winter bean cup for quality. Mr Smyth farms just over 700ha of largely fertile heavy clay soils just to the east of the Yorkshire Wolds, which is well […]