In 2019 Sentry made the decision to grow seed potatoes. This aligned with our strategy to diversify our business, adding value where possible.
With large areas of virgin, unirrigated, fertile land we had the opportunity to produce high quality seed potatoes. This business continues to grow with customers across the East of England taking advantage of our chronologically and physiologically aged seed, giving them a head start over seed from further North.
In 2021, we formed a joint venture with neighbouring farmers to set up Eastern Seed Growers to build a new cold store and grading line. All seed will now be marketed under this new business.
Our focus is on growing the varieties in demand within the current market, this includes: Melody, Sagitta, Mozart, Lanorma, Panther, Challenger, Orchestra and Lady Claire amongst others.
We welcome you to visit our fields throughout the summer to have a look for yourself and ask any questions.
Please contact John Barrett on 07970 549036 for more information or to arrange a visit.