Mustard seed for condiment use has been grown in Eastern England and for Colman’s since 1814.

Some growers families have been involved since the 1880’s.


In the UK mustard cropping is concentrated on arable farms in Eastern England,
principally in Cambridgeshire,
Southern Lincolnshire and Norfolk.

Mustard growers came together and Co-operative English Mustard Growers Limited

was formed in 2009. With the support of Unilever, the group took control of seed development

and agronomy with the help of Elsoms Seeds Limited (seed specialists) and

Farmacy plc (agronomy specialists).


Together all parties share their knowledge.

In 2014, Colman's English Mustard celebrated it's 200th anniversary of "cutting the mustard".