Crookham in Action

Meet the Reds

Meet the long day reds from Crookham Company: Red Devil, Purple Haze and Red Beret. These hybrids have proven to be grower friendly on several levels. They are consistent in bulb size, high yielding, hold up well with mechanical harvesting and are known for their long storage characteristics. In addition, these varieties have a deep rich color with distinct rings to please the grocer, processor or consumer. Crookham Company works closely with growers in several areas to develop effective and efficient answers to the Grower’s needs. 

New Milestone in Popcorn Expansion

Dennis Demshar, Popcorn Breeder at Crookham Company, has been tracking a new experimental hybrid this past winter. Dennis commented on the new item saying, "We were excited about this hybrid as it has consistently tested between 57 and 58 MWVT. This is a new milestone for Crookham Company and for the industry. We will continue our testing, on several levels, to ensure it meets our quality standards across the board." 

Customer Loyalty

The Augmented Sweet Corns have become a favorite with grocers and farmers markets as a great customer experience turns to customer loyalty and repeat business. It’s difficult to find anything that compares with the high-quality taste and the burst in the bite of the Augmented varieties. These hybrids also find favor with growers for their solid agronomics. Nirvana and Eden fall into the category of being a mid-season and AP-426 is a main season and has an added benefit of a boosted disease package.