In olden days the Jersey Royal was grown by hundreds of small farmers using "vraic" (Seaweed) as fertiliser.http://www.theislandwiki.org/index.php?title=Vraic http://www.thisisjersey.com/island-life/history-heritage/vra...Nowadays it is grown by large contractors using immigrant labour gangs. They descend on a field and by the end of the day it is planted and covered with plastic sheet. Some weeks later they again appear and dig the lot. Albert Bartlett is the main one. The Royals are washed and off the Island within 24 hours.Factory farming at its best..............
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