Breeders develop new salad varieties to meet broadening tastes


The rise in healthy eating has increased demand for salads, especially prepared bag salads.

People’s tastes change and plant breeders have developed new varieties that meet both customer taste and processing attributes.

Here are some films showing the trial plots of what will be the salad grown commercially in the next few years. As you can see the variety of colours and shapes is impressive.

Breeders have developed strains that have no heart. When harvested the leaves are easily separated to be used with minimum waste in bagged salads.

Posted by Chris on 07 October 2009
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