linseed© Tim Scrivener
Ten new spring linseed varieties have been added to the AHBD descriptive list over the last two years, with many earlier to mature than veteran top-yielding variety Juliet, but none can outyield it. Juliet, first recommended in 2001, leads the way on a yield at 106%, as well as having one of the highest oil contents. On the downside, its late maturity makes it vulnerable to difficult harvesting in a wet year – something every grower dreads. See also: Linseed offers […]