Scotty Brand has added Angus-grown asparagus to its growing product range to be sold in Waitrose stores across Scotland.
It is grown by James Brunton in Angus, on the east coast of Scotland, on around 70,000 sq foot, equivalent to the size of 10 football pitches, Scotty Brand said.
Land is south-facing with well-drained soil, with the coastal position chosen for warmer soils and for being relatively frost free throughout the year.
The news comes as the Albert Bartlett-owned brand re-introduced tomatoes into its range.
Head of marketing Michael Jarvis said: “Scotland can be a challenging location to grow asparagus, but the Brunton Farm in Angus provides excellent growing conditions for the crop and we are delighted to be able to provide Scotty Brand ssparagus.
“We believe the Bruntons are amongst the only growers of asparagus on a commercial scale in Scotland and we’re especially pleased to have been working with Waitrose ever since the idea was a gleam in James’ eye.”