Seed potatoes for the coming season were the main topic of conversation on Monday on the Taylors Bulbs stand in Hall 19 according to Adam Taylor, Director of the 4th generation family business.
“We have had some very interesting conversations with potential new customers for seed potatoes who have been let down by their supplier previously or left without a supplier at all now that Unwins and Thompson & Morgan have withdrawn from the seed potato marketplace.”
Taylors grow thousands of tonnes of ware potatoes on their Lincolnshire farm and invested in packing and storing facilities in 2015 for seed potatoes with a brand new bespoke production line and 1400 tonne cold store.
“That investment appears to have been recognised by the market with the reliability and quality of the product we have been supplying and we have ample capacity in the facilities” says Taylor.
Taylors Bulbs spring 2018 Seed Potato range comprises over 80 varieties and as well as their bestselling and industry leading Taster Pack range with seed in smaller quantities. 54 varieties are offered in 2kg CarriPack and 25kg’s for loose sale. December deliveries are available and can be programmed thereafter to customer forecasts, and for arrival with deliveries of summer bulbs, onion sets, shallots, etc. Stock is held in cold store and programmed deliveries can be called for earlier if required.
Taylors’ top-up service offers delivery the same week if ordering by midday Monday, and with a minimum carriage paid order value of only £100 (in combination with all Taylors products including flower bulbs, etc.).
Adam Taylor, Director, reported earlier in the week that Autumn bulb sales have started well. “We are hearing some really positive news from retailers visiting GLEE that their bulb sales have started very well. Traditionally, we are the earliest to make deliveries to UK garden retailers and this early delivery of stock appears to have got our customers off to a good start.”
Promotions on Giant bulbs and other bulb gift products in the Taylors extensive range are on display, along with Pumpkins from the fields of Lincolnshire for Halloween sales or displays.
Taylors Bulbs can be found in Hall 19, Stand G02.