Passionate about growing

Welcome to Sun Salads. Our family has been growing watercress for over 50 years. We supply watercress to wholesale customers all year round from our beautiful farms in southern England and our winter farm in Spain.

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Our Story

Our History

We love watercress

Watercress is a natural superfood, rich in vitamins A, C and E, as well as iron and calcium. It’s incredibly healthy, and tasty too, with a refreshing, peppery flavour. Watercress can be eaten raw or cooked and can be used in anything from sandwiches and salads to soups and stir fries.

Our Farms

A watercress field

We have five watercress farms across Sun Salads UK and Sun Salads Espana. Our four farms in the UK are located in the Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire areas of southern England. We have our own packing facility on our Holwell farm and can supply pre-packaged watercress or loose watercress for retail, wholesale and processing.

A watercress field

Our Ludwell site in Wiltshire.

A watercress field in Seville

Our watercress grows in spring water naturally filtered through local chalk.

A watercress field in Seville

We use innovative harvesting technology for minimal product handling.

A watercress field

Our Spanish watercress is grown under a mesh house which gives protection from pests and extreme weather. Our Spanish farm means we are able to supply fresh watercress all year round.

Sun Salads Espana

Sun Salads Espana:
Our Spanish farm in Seville is one of the most advanced of its type.

Our Growing Process

We produce and propagate our own Seeds and grow them in natural spring water. It takes around six to eight weeks for our watercress to grow to harvest stage, largely depending on the climate. Once our watercress is ready, we harvest it and package it ready for delivery to our customers.


Our Watercress farms are Red tractor, Global Gap, Leaf Marque and Grasp Accredited, as well as being registered with Sedex.

Watercress is now a protected crop under Traditional Speciality Guarantee status in the U.K.

Get in touch

If you have an enquiry regarding Sun Salads or Sun Salads Espana please contact us.