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Kent producer set for record strawberry yield

Fruit Last edited 15/07/19
A local supplier is on course to deliver its highest ever yield of British strawberries thanks to a blossoming partnership with Aldi, the UK’s fifth largest supermarket.

Strawberry-picking robots

Fruit Last edited 11/07/19
Wimbledon fans, who consume 34 thousand kilos of strawberries every year, could one day get their strawberries picked by a small group of new robots, developed in Europe, that use photonics to detect a fruit, and are capable of gathering enough berries for the championships in less than a week.

Hundreds of Faversham residents lend a hand to harvest

Fruit Last edited 11/07/19
300 locals join in pick-your-own fun at Faversham blackcurrant farm

Kent’s tastiest soft fruit varieties revealed

Fruit Last edited 11/07/19
Judged on taste alone by both professionals from the industry and members of the public the winning varieties and growers are announced.

British raspberry season arrives early

Fruit Last edited 12/06/19
Raspberry lovers can enjoy an early start to the British raspberry season this year with the berries already on the supermarket shelves in abundance.

New centre to increase the sustainability and productivity of tree fruit

Fruit Last edited 11/06/19
A plum demonstration centre will now receive funding from AHDB to demonstrate ‘best practice’ and increase the use of new technology by tree-fruit growers.

Food safety standard achieved

Fruit Last edited 24/05/19
Essex fruit grower and juice producer achieves stringent new food safety standard.

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