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The Life of Maris Otter Episode 2 has landed.

If you’ve not seen Episode 1 yet, make sure you watch it first, so you can follow Maris Otter from the start of its life in the fields. In the last episode, we saw the farmers, at B&C Farming, prepping the grounds ready to sow the seeds in October. We learned about how the growers take care of the crop through the cold, winter months.

Episode 2:

In this next episode we follow this wonderful grain from its emergence in February to its growth in June and see what it takes to get it ready for the summer sun. Chris, and the team at B&C Farming, share with us how they take care of the grain during the cold winter months, November to February, and how they encourage growth when the sun starts to shine and the warmer temperatures come through in the springtime, March to June. In June, the grain has grown to its peak height, with tall, green stems swaying in the wind, filling up the fields you may have seen in your area. At this point, we all hope for a healthy dose of sunshine to get the grain to swell, ready for harvest!

In this episode, we also catch up with Dr Dave Griggs, our Technical Director, who dives into some of the rich history of Maris Otter; where it started, and where it is now. He explains how the grain was a popular choice back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, and how it still has a huge, worldwide following today. He talks about taste, flavour compounds, growing opportunities, and demand. “We’ve got growers who have grown Maris Otter since the day it was introduced. So, their grandfathers have grown it, and their fathers are now growing it.” – Dave Griggs

This iconic grain has stood the test of time and we’re proud to supply it to the masses!

Keep an eye out for Episode 3: Harvest, landing at the end of May.

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