Arthur – Arthur offers early maturity, short straw and has good all round disease resistance. Straw strength is moderate. Grains are a traditional brown skinned type and are suited to the animal feed market. Protein content is around 26.1% and seed size is large (TGW 632).

Clipper - Previously a popular variety which offered reasonable yield with excellent disease resistance to Ascochyta, although now outclassed. Suited to most soil types Clipper has tall straw with moderate standing power. Grains are a traditional brown skinned type and are suited to the animal feed market. Protein content around 25.4%. Seed size medium to large (TGW 661).

Honey – Very short strawed, very stiff straw with good early maturity. Large grain size similar to Wizard. Should offer good potential for export market usage in some seasons. (TGW 673). Honey may be a better choice of variety in certain geographical situations where early maturity or shorter straw are key requirements. Benefits from higher seed rates than other varieties.

Wizard - Very high yielding, largest seeded variety available with excellent premium export potential. Very good ratings for straw strength, shortness of straw, earliness of maturity, combined with good Ascochyta resistance. Grains are pale skinned and suited to either the animal feed market or the North African premium export market where they are used for splitting for Falafel. Protein content is above average at 27.3%, seed is large (TGW 676). Straw height is 15-20cm shorter than Clipper. Wizard is suited to growing in all parts of England on a wide variety of soil types and is the widely grown variety.

Bumble – joins the PGRO RL 2016 as the highest yielding winter bean variety. Bumble has moderate length straw, good standing ability and relatively early maturity. Like the hugely popular variety Wizard, Bumble has large grain and a pale hilum and is suitable for export as well as for the animal feed market.

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