The winners of the 2015 British Edible Pulses Association (BEPA) Crop Competition were announced at the organisation’s annual dinner at Belton Woods Hotel, near Grantham on November 19.

The winners include D&R Tyrell for the "Large Blue Peas" category. The variety Daytona was supplied by Dunns (Long Sutton) Ltd. 

The "Winter Beans" category winner was Royden Hall Farms with variety Wizard supplied by Dalmark.

Dalmark also supplied the variety Rose to LG Wakefield & Soncs who were the winners of the "Any Other Pea" category. 

The "White/Yellow Peas" category winners were Bevington Smith & Partners with the variety Gregor, supplied by Dengie Crops. 

Franek Smith, vice-president of the British Edible Pulses Association (BEPA) said there had been a 33 per cent increase in samples submitted for judging this year.

“We expect this increase to be maintained in 2016, which will be a very special year for the pulse crop as the UN International Year of Pulses.”

Read the news on BEPA's website.