Meet our family

James Brunton

Scotty Brand is delighted to partner with farmer James Brunton to bring his first-ever asparagus crop to market!

The asparagus is cultivated by James on the family farm in Angus on the east coast, where the rainfall is slightly lower. Grown in a south facing field with well-drained soil, the coastal position was chosen for its warmer soils and for being relatively frost free throughout the year.

James grows the Gijnlim variety of asparagus for Scotty Brand. The plants can take three years to fill in and mature; while a commercial crop can be productive for five to seven years, a domestic crop can last for up to 20 years.