The winners of the 2015 British Edible Pulses Association (BEPA) Crop Competition were announced at the organisation’s annual dinner at Belton Woods Hotel, near Grantham on November 19.
The winner of the ‘Large Blue Peas’ category was D&R Tyrrell with the variety Daytona which was supplied by Dunns.
Roydon Hall Farms won the ‘Winter Beans’ with the variety Wizard supplied by Dalmark - who also supplied the variety Rose to LG Wakefield & Sons, winners of the ‘Any Other Pea’ category.
The ‘White/Yellow Peas’ winning growers were Bevington Smith & Partners with the variety Gregor, supplied by Dengie Crops.
Franek Smith, vice-president of the British Edible Pulses Association (BEPA) said there had been a 33 per cent increase in samples submitted for judging this year.
Mr Smith said: “This was driven by the increased area in the pulse crop in 2015.
“We expect this increase to be maintained in 2016, which will be a very special year for the pulse crop as the UN International Year of Pulses.”