Horticulture Wales

Grading and packing: a practical guide

Grading is the process of sorting produce into different categories, for example size, shape, colour, freedom from pest and disease damage. Its purpose is to ensure that produce that goes on to market meets defined regulatory and retailer criteria. Understanding… Read more »

Horticulture Wales

Growing for quality: a practical guide

Download this guide as a PDF here: 1. Growing for quality Growing quality crops benefits everyone in the supply chain. Growers get better prices, losses in storage and grade outs are reduced, wholesalers and retailers can build good reputations and… Read more »

Video case study: Loggerheads Gourmet Mushrooms

Logggerheads Gourment Mushrooms – Horticulture Wales Case Study Cymraeg: https://horticulturewales.co.uk/cy/loggerheads-gourment-mushrooms/ Our latest case study. Mike from the wonderful Loggerheads Gourmet Mushrooms talks us through how he’s grown his busniess and how he’s worked with Hortculture Wales. Wrexham Glyndŵr University Welsh… Read more »

Plant Passporting current details – Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)

We’ve just received some useful information from a member of the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) team… Please see some links below which may be of help to you in regard to current details about Plant Passporting: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/issuing-plant-passports-to-trade-plants-in-the-eu#inspection-fees https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/assets/uploads/Plant-Passport-Factsheet.pdf… Read more »

Case study: New Leaf Nurseries, Anglesey

Tell us about your business. When you started, what got you into it? New Leaf Nurseries are growers of microgreens, unusual herbs and berries. They sell high quality seeds and a range of horticultural gifts. ‘I’ve been in business for… Read more »

A message from Food Innovation Wales

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, UK farms have a shortage of seasonal labour to help pick and pack fruit and vegetables. British workers are being encouraged to apply for these paid positions. Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, UK… Read more »