Princes has pledged its commitment to British pea growers who have predicted a 40% slump in yields because of bad weather.

Princes has told its pea growers that it will continue to support locally-grown produce in the long term.

“The presence of a stable, committed purchaser is a huge reassurance to producers in our area,” said director of Fen Peas, Stephen Francis.

Princes processes 48 million cans of British-grown peas a year.