Prizes awarded to top cherry growers at National Cherry & Soft Fruit Show

The National Cherry & Soft Fruit Show competition (12-14 July) was hit by the late cherry harvest, but 100 entries were submitted across 19 cherry varieties.

From these, 37 awards were shared by six Berry Gardens' growers, including BR Brooks & Son, Hugh Lowe Farms, Kelsey Farms, Clock House Farm, Sunrise Fruits and Robert Boucher.

Among BR Brooks' wins was the inaugural Taste of Kent Award, judged by the public, with its Driscoll's Jubilee strawberries.

Grower Alistair Brooks said: "The award demonstrates that producing fruit is dependent on the buying public's acceptance of varieties, which must offer great tasting fruit to be successful."

The event is part of the Kent County Show, which is now in its 83rd year.


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