Substantial premiums are available for quality linseed, but it will be the choice of variety that determines the desirability and final value to individual buyers. Over the last two years the most valuable samples have achieved premiums of 30% above the base crushing prices for industrial use. We can offer contracts for both Winter Linseed and Spring Linseed crops.
Varieties need to be matched to farm situations, as their individual agronomic characteristics can be significant. We have Bliss, Bingo & Brighton which are superb varieties from the same breeder as Bilton and before that Biltstar. Bliss is now the TOP YIELDING variety on the AHDB list, with an excellent straw strength and one of the earliest maturing varieties on the list. This line of varieties has also shown itself to be vigorous in establishment and growth as well as easy to harvest.
Marmalade is the top selling yellow skinned linseed throughout Europe and is exclusively sold by Robin Appel Ltd, often trading at £40/tonne premium over brown seed. It delivers good yields comparable to many varieties grown currently in the UK.