New vegetable earns award for local business

Tatsoi.

Tatsoi.

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Produce World was awarded Best New Edible Variety at the UK Grower Awards.

The company, which has a site in Sutton Bridge, was presented with the award earlier this month.

The winning vegetable is a Chinese leaf called Tatsoi. Although a traditional vegetable in Asia, Produce World is the first company to produce it commercially in the UK. The versatile vegetable is challenging the more widely known Pak Choi.

New product development manager Dara O’Doherty said: “Produce World is committed to trialling and growing exciting new vegetables from all over the globe.

“Tatsoi has a short growth cycle, taking only a matter of four or five weeks from planting to harvest.”