P.Y.O and Ready Picked Fruit
Taste is a personal thing, so we have grown a range of varieties for each different fruit type.
The ground conditions, natural soil nutrients, soil type and the British weather all have an effect combined with the different varieties to effect such things as firmness, skin finish, taste and shelf life of the fruit.
Our strawberries are grown on the ground surrounded by straw, naturally ripened by the sun, naturally irrigated by the rain which all help to give a traditional texture and superb flavour!
Many of our strawberry varieties are unavailable in the supermarkets.
STRAWBERRIES (IN ORDER OF FRUITING)
The proven standard early strawberry variety bright Shiny good quality fruits
An old traditional variety reasonably sized berries that hold well in the field
A quality variety with a bright, glossy finish easy picking variety with firm skin and flesh flavour is consistently sweet with juicy texture. Good shelf life.
Top quality fruit bright glossy berries with well coloured flesh. Good shelf life.
Berries are regular in shape, outstanding dessert strawberry of excellent flavour and colour.
New variety. Well flavoured, late summer variety.
Available from late June, raspberries can be enjoyed simply with cream and also compliment many desserts and are essential to a summer pudding .
Raspberries freeze very well holding their flavour and shape after defrosting.
We grow three varieties.
An early fruiting variety.
Well displayed, firm fruit.
Canes are spine free and are easily picked
Firmly established as one of the most popular varieties
Produces large berries with excellent flavour and quality
Spine free, good presentation makes for easy picking
Mid to late season
Vary large fruit with a sweet flavour
The berries are dark pink and have an excellent shelf life
Gooseberry bushes are spiny, the fruit is hard and tart, but transformed by sugar into delights such as gooseberry crumble, gooseberry pie, and gooseberry jam. The longer the berry is left on the bush the softer and sweeter it gets, when they can accompany other fruits eaten uncooked.
Gooseberries can be washed in cold water without being spoilt. They freeze well.
We grow two varieties
Smooth crisp berry
Suitable for all cooking purposes
Delicious both cooked or eaten fresh. They are bursting with flavour and are excellent for your health.
The blackberry is often regarded as a wild fruit (the bramble) for picking in late summer from the hedgerows. However due to disappearing hedgerows and roadside pollution, they are not so common now.
We grow a very early maturing variety which usually starts fruiting in early July.
Although still thorny, our blackberry canes are neatly trellised for easy picking.
Produces large bright fruits
A cross between a blackberry and a raspberry
Produces sweet, aromatic berries
Blackcurrants were traditionally used only for jams, pies and puddings and they tasted great!
We now have varieties the size of small grapes which are tasty eaten by themselves, with ice-cream or cream. Mixed with other fruit they are delicious and packed full with vitamins, particularly with vitamin C.
Extremely large fruit
Good Sweet Flavour
Contain a lot of Vitamins C and B and very low in calories. Unfortunately a lot of people find the taste of redcurrants too tart so they tend to be used as a garnish, in preserves (jams or jellies) or cooked dished rather than being eaten raw.
JONKEER VAN TETS
The flavour is grapelike and fruits are perfectly suitable for serving fresh.
Delicious pearl like berries
Large Sweet Berries
Makes excellent wine and jelly
The new "SUPER FOOD" - They contain anti-oxidants,which help neutralise harmful bi- products of the metabolism called "free radicals". These free radicals have been linked to the development of cancer and age related deceases. Blueberries may reduce the build up of so called "bad cholesterol" that contribute to cardio vascular decease. Again anti oxidants are believed to be the active component.