Fruit Throughout the Seasons
Our new pack house runs for 10 months of the year, grading all of our own fruit for the major retailers and also supplying many fresh produce markets around the country. This facility has enabled us to pack for other local growers, giving them the opportunity to supply additional outlets. We have the capacity to store 2200 tonnes of fruit in modern controlled-atmosphere cold stores.
Cherry picking season starts in June taking us through to mid-August. Some of the cherries are grown in a traditional way whilst others are grown intensively under modern tunnelled structures. A short plum season follows which takes us into the busiest months of September and October when the pears and apples are harvested. With the addition of the late season Braeburn apple, picking can now last until mid-November.