Birds Eye pea viner© Adrian Brooks/Imagewise
The build-up of a troublesome soil-borne disease is a key challenge to the vining pea industry and is giving rise to opportunities for new entrants into the crop. The UK is the largest producer of vining peas in Europe, with about 32,800ha vined in 2014, and our eastern seaboard – from East Anglia to the Yorkshire Wolds – provides the ideal climate for the crop. Frozen food giant Birds Eye has been providing the country with its staple frozen pea […]