Tastiest Tomato Competition wins for Flavourfresh at National Fruit Show

The National Fruit Show yielded rich pickings for Flavourfresh Solfresh. The Lancashire company scooped two of the four categories in the Tastiest Tomato Competition and also took the David Stapley Cup for the overall show winner.

Managing director Mick Fradsham collected the cup and prize money from Michael Jack, president of show organiser the Marden Fruit Show Society.

The competition, sponsored by Marks & Spencer and now in its sixth year, attracted more than 40 entrants. The judges' choice for category winners were:

- Beef: Wight Salads Group for Pink beef.

- Classic: Eric Wall for Carousel.

- Cocktail: Flavourfresh Salads for Melrow.

- Cherry and baby plum, and overall: Flavourfresh Salads for Piccolo.

The British Tomato Growers Association was named best themed stand at the Kent show, for which it was presented with a bottle of champagne.

The stand featured a Union Jack flag tomato display created by Cornerways Nursery in Norfolk.

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