Varietal development is something that is crucial in our objectives across all product lines as we continuously seek to improve aspects such as taste, quality, appearance and yield.
Together with leading seed specialist Elsoms seeds, Stewarts of Tayside has been carrying out breeding trials for the last few years with a mission of seeking the perfect swede. Although this has not yet been discovered, something else of interest in this ongoing process has.
The green swede, in conjunction with Elsoms, is something that Stewarts of Tayside has been the first to market with. This will be our fourth year of extensive trials with this new hybrid variety known as Skerne, that has been selected for its luminous green appearance and a deeper flavor. We look forward to developing and marketing this new and exciting variety further with Elsoms.