Gleadell’s view – Tundra was added to the PGRO RL in 2014 but autumn 2015 was its first commercial season, Tundra is proving to be very popular with growers now that it has secured its place in the market. The variety really takes winter beans forward in yield terms, with a 7% increase over old favourite Wizard. Retaining decent seed size and similar agronomics to Wizard, Tundra looks to remain a popular choice.
End-market suitability – Tundra has proved to be a suitable variety for splitting, although it is slightly smaller than other varieties of winter beans. It has a comparatively smoother skin, which means it is more acceptable for export as a whole bean for Foules Medames.