Increasingly sophisticated requirements from supermarkets have led to producers growing more specially bred carrot varieties. Tony Hewitt, vegetable director of Elsoms Seeds, said: "The bunching, processing, packing, and cut-and-peel sectors all require different crop attributes." In the latest trials, more than 60 are being evaluated, including one called Nigel for the prepack market. Grown under polytheme, it is high yielding, smooth, cylindrical and even-coloured. {{FRESH PRODUCE }}