Bramley apple orchard in Sittingbourne

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Sep 28, 2018

The Pick of the Crops Red Fruits: where have all the seasons gone?


This season red fruits were plentiful and good quality. The weather was good and with farmers now planting varieties to pick over ‘several months’ the small window of opportunity that used to exist to buy fresh strawberry or raspberry has gone.

As you might imagine this has changed the dynamics of the market as the need to buy a twelve month requirement during a one month season is a thing of the past. So can you sit back, relax and buy when you need product? - NO.
Firstly there are the small stream fruits that still have a relatively short season – Rhubarb, Redcurrant, Blackcurrant, Cherry. These you should cover during harvest. Secondly the fruits that no longer seem to have a season – Strawberry, Raspberry and Blueberry in particular – have to be watched over a longer period and over a wide range of origins. To get the best deals you need to watch and weigh up when it’s the right time to buy.
Fourayes excels in this area as we are ‘in touch’ with the market being located in the Garden of England where Strawberry and Raspberry are major items. In conclusion - markets are changing. With the advance of growing techniques and new varieties the need for professional ‘fruiticians’ is increasing!

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This season red fruits were plentiful and good quality. The weather was good and with farmers now planting varieties to pick over ‘several months’ the small window of opportunity that used to exist to buy fresh strawberry or raspberry has gone.

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