Our founder Alfred Pearce came from a farming family and started growing vegetables for processing in the 1960's. This production remains within the company today with annual crops of circa 350 acres of Carrot, Parsnip, Onion and Rhubarb being produced.
This vast estate occupies 20,000 acres on the Norfolk/Suffolk borders. Around half the area is unfer cultivation with both vegetables and cereals.
Owned by the Guiness family since 1894, the present incumbent - the 4th Earl of Iveagh - is an enthusiastic partner cultivating some 1,200 acres of potatoes and an equal amount of onions, together with 500 acres of both carrots and parsnips for Alfred G. Pearce.
Primco groups market 450,000 tons of vegetables per year. They grow approx 180,000 tons grown in differents areas such as Normandy. South West of France, Spain and Portugal.
Carrots are available 11 months per year from early May till late March, early April. Spring season starts in May and ends at the end of July. It is during this period that carrots are exported to Alfred G. Pearce.