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Tastiest year this century

Fruit Last edited 25/07/18
This year's British apple crop is set to be the 'tastiest year this century' but are there enough pickers to harvest this Autumn?

Kent fruit growers receive top wildlife conservation trophy

Fruit Last edited 16/07/18
Fruit growers who go above and beyond to make their farm as environmentally-friendly as possible have been honoured with a top award.

Top fruit growers warning on British apple crop volume

Fruit Last edited 11/07/18
Britain’s largest apple and pear growers are warning of a lower than anticipated yield for the 2018/19 harvest, because the ‘June drop’ has been much higher than expected.

Search for non-native stink bug in fruit crops

Fruit Last edited 06/06/18
UK scientists are carrying out field studies to check whether the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug has established itself in UK fruit crops.

Get set for juicy British strawberries this summer

Fruit Last edited 25/05/18
This summer, strawberries are sure to take the centre stage on supermarket shelves.

Diversification is key for family-owned Kent fruit farm

Fruit Last edited 02/05/18
Fruit farming has been in the Nightingale family’s blood for 70 years.

Pioneering a pack house for the future

Fruit Victoria Rose Last edited 30/10/17
Fifth generation grower Ben Bardsley is steadily progressing a five stage development plan to ensure the business remains profitable.

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