Boston grows giant sprouts

TH Clements quality assessor Monika Grabowska-Tyczynsk compares the supersized sprouts to the traditional ones. NA
TH Clements quality assessor Monika Grabowska-Tyczynsk compares the supersized sprouts to the traditional ones. NA

SUPERSIZED sprouts made their debut on the Christmas dinner plate this year thanks to a Boston produce company.

TH Clements developed the big sprouts after years of ‘dedicated trials’ – with the new strain being up to six times larger than the traditional sprout.

Clements managing director Chris Gedney said: “We have been developing the carving sprout for a number of years with trials carried out in designated secret plots throughout Lincolnshire.

“This is the first year we have produced a commercial crop enabling a full supply for retailers.”

To ensure their larger size, the sprouts are planted earlier and remain on the stalk for longer to enable the natural growth and flavour to develop.

The giant carving sprouts are available in selected retailers priced 99p for pack of four.